About Us


In 1873 a group of Incarnate Word sisters established an all-girls, Catholic high school in downtown Houston on the corner of Crawford and Capitol Street.  Over 144 years later, the Academy they founded continues to prepare hundreds of young women for success in college and beyond. 

Academics, Values, and Spirituality

We at Incarnate Word Academy employ our three cornerstones of academics, values, and spirituality to educate young women in preparation for college and to assist each of them in growing in her relationship with Jesus, the Incarnate Word.  Our dedicated faculty inspires our students to work hard, be creative, and continue learning outside of the curriculum.  Our diverse student body cares for and supports each other on their journey through high school, making friendships that last a lifetime.   

Innovative Leadership

Through our outside-of-the-box-and-the-classroom approach to student leadership, we empower every one of our students to bring her ideas to life not only in the school community but in the real world as well.  Our Young Leaders Program has something for every girl.  Looking to learn the basics of leadership?  Take our Leading with Character class and join us as we discover how to live out our values.  Want to learn how to run a business?  Brainstorm ideas in our Leading with Business class, collaborate with our talented faculty in setting up a new entrepreneurial venture in the school, and then decide on a worthy cause to donate the profits to.  Want something that takes you outside of school?  Roll up your sleeves in our Leading with Service course where you will apply social justice theories form the classroom to a Social Change Thesis Project; you'll learn to work as a team to make a positive impact in your community.  

Location, Location, Location

Our location in the thriving city of Houston affords opportunities like no other - we're within walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center, Theater District, and the bustling downtown business district.  Our students experience all of the stimulation of the 4th largest city in the United States right outside our school doors as they learn about technology, potential careers, and a multitude of subjects ranging from AP Chemistry to the history of the 1920s.