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 .
JSA Club meets with U.S. Congressman Brady
Nine Incarnate Word Academy students had the honor of a private audience with Honorable Kevin Brady, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the United States Congress. IWA students engaged with the Congressman directly and asked questions about taxes, health care, and international trade because as he stated, “all of the issues that we talk about today are much more about your future than mine.”
YLP hosts former U.S. Ambassador
WA’s Young Leaders Program kicked off the eighth season of its distinguished leader speaker series yesterday with a new brand and a distinguished guest: Mr. Chase Untermeyer, former ambassador to Qatar under President George W. Bush.
Quick Links:
What's for lunch? ... See December cafeteria menu
Something's Brewing at IWA ... Lessons on Leadership
YLP's Leading with Business Gives Back ... Read in the Houston Chronicle
Academics
Academics
Incarnate Word Academy provides young women with a college preparatory education that engages and challenges them to succeed in all endeavors. With an average class size of 16 and an 11:1 student to teacher ratio, IWA is committed to personal attention and helping each student thrive. IWA’s college preparatory curriculum meets the TEA’s recommended program, but extends to allow students to expand upon their strengths and interests with diverse academic electives such as Contemporary US Women’s History, Leading with Service and Leading with Personal Finance.
Values
Values
The IWA Young Leaders Program is an innovative 4-year character and leadership development program that provides each student the unique opportunity to develop in-demand leadership skills built upon a foundation of strong personal character. IWA is one of the only high schools in the country to combine collegiate level curriculum and experiential opportunities in order to ensure that our graduates are prepared to take on leadership roles in college and life. The leadership curriculum is packaged as the Young Leaders Concentration - a series of 4 courses available to those students who desire an in-depth exposure to the leadership discipline. These courses leverage nationally recognized materials from institution such as Santa Clara University and IWA’s partnership with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Graduating from IWA with a concentration in Leadership makes our students stand out and prepared to significantly impact their communities.
Spirituality
Spirituality
Our mission is to foster student growth in the values of the Gospel. Students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Christ, the Incarnate Word, and are given opportunities to grow in their faith through religious studies, retreats, participation in the Liturgy, service projects and prayer services.
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

12Dec
12/12/2017 - 12/13/2017
Leadership Project Sharing
11Dec
12/11/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SL: IWA Christmas Concert
13Dec
Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church
Falcons at Discovery Green!
A group of IWA students.
Students on the Falcon Flyer!
IWA students at Mass.