Join us on the journey!
At IWA, we are looking for curious, passionate young women who want to grow in our opportunity-filled downtown environment. IWA is a place where girls are engaged in class, feel comfortable taking risks, and learn to love God.
Love learning at IWA
IWA develops discerning, curious, and empathetic leaders who are prepared to effect positive change in the word. Incarnate Word Academy's innovative curriculum and booming, opportunity-filled downtown environment help this small school nurture big thinkers.
Build a spiritual foundation
Spiritual growth at Incarnate Word Academy reflects the spirituality and the mission of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament who founded our school over 144 years ago. As young Women of the Word, IWA girls become a source of light and goodness in the world.
Get involved in student life
IWA's supportive environment encourages you to explore your talents and interests. Whether it’s through performing arts, athletics, clubs, or simple laughter with friends, IWA girls become sisters because they are welcoming, kind, and know how to have fun.
Support Incarnate Word Academy
Gifts to the Spirit of the Word Annual Fund help our Incarnate Word family continue a 144-year tradition of providing young women in the Houston area the education and values to live for others and Jesus, the Incarnate Word.
Take a photo tour of IWA
The Houston Business Journal featured 13 beautiful photos of the new Academic Building and Young Leaders Conference Center from SBWV Architects .
Campus News:
Falcon Theatre invites you to attend a performance of Into the Woods this weekend! ... Purchase Tickets
IWA students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program ... Read More
Leading with Business sticks with students ... Read More
YLP hosts former U.S. Ambassador Chase Untermeyer ... Read More
Choir students advance to All-Region ... Read More
YLP's Leading with Business Gives Back ... Read in the Houston Chronicle
National Merit Finalists Announced
National Merit Finalists Announced
Senior Elizabeth Diamond has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The 15,000 finalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent fewer than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. Emily Marquines, Kassidy Porche, and Susannah Wilson have been designated as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program, placing them among the top 50,000 of over 1.6 million students who took the 2016 PSAT. Lastly, the National Hispanic Recognition Program identified Victoria Bonilla, Emily Marquines, and Kassidy Porche as the top 2% of Hispanic/Latino students who take the PSAT their junior year. Students received a certificate in the mail and can list it as an achievement on their college applications. Congratulations!
Falcon Theatre presents Into The Woods
Falcon Theatre presents Into The Woods
Falcon Theatre invites you to attend its spring production of Into the Woods! Performances will be held on: Friday, February 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 25th at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets using the link below!
Traveling Troupe Inspires IWA & STHS
Traveling Troupe Inspires IWA & STHS
Currently on tour throughout North America, British vocal ensemble VOCES8 inspires people through music and sharing the joy of singing. The Incarnate Word Academy and St. Thomas High School Choir, both directed by Joshua Wilson, are certainly feeling the inspiration! Voces8 brought their educational method and unique vocal exercises to IWA's downtown performing arts studio for a combined practice with the two choirs. They are known throughout the world for their innovative and engaging program which is proven to enhance development in numeracy, literacy and linguistics. Says Joshua Wilson: "The singers from Voces8 were an incredible inspiration for our students from IWA and St. Thomas to work with. Not only do they perform with exceptional beauty and versatility, they are great educators who know how to expand our capabilities as a choir while having a great deal of fun. We were honored to make music with them, and so grateful that they shared their passion for singing with us."
IWA does a great job of letting you discover your faith on your own but giving you the opportunities to grow. No matter where you are in your spirituality, IWA is such a great safe place to find yourself and learn more about the Catholic faith.
Julia O'Neil
Julia O'Neil
Class of 2018
IWA has met or exceeded all the expectations we had for our daughter’s high school experience. We give back because we want to be the leaders we are asking our daughter to be.
Beth & Steve Fischer
Beth & Steve Fischer
Parents, Daughter Class of 2016
I love adventure and having the opportunity to travel downtown each day was one that I knew I had to embark on! After touring IWA, I fell in love with the sisterhood and the positive attitude of everyone at the school.
Madison Ripp
Madison Ripp
Class of 2018
Each time I walk into the school, I feel the care and support of the faculty and staff as they encourage the young women of IWA to excel in their academic endeavors. I feel the love and dedication of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word. I feel heart.
Pamela Powell
Pamela Powell
Board of Advisors President
I chose IWA because I saw the potential for myself to grow and thrive here.
Brianna Villarreal
Brianna Villarreal
Class of 2018
I am thrilled to see the girls excelling in so many different areas. It really makes me stop and think of the important role that IWA plays in helping them to grow into the whole persons God wants them to be.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
IWA President

Upcoming Events

26Feb
02/26/2018
SL: Career Day
27Feb
02/27/2018 2:48 pm - 3:25 pm
Leadership Live! with Billy Forney
27Feb
02/27/2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Softball Home vs. Cristo Rey
Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church
Falcons at Discovery Green!
A group of IWA students.
Students on the Falcon Flyer!
IWA students at Mass.