Student Life

Students are encouraged to participate in the school’s clubs and organizations to provide opportunities for students to pursue areas of interest and perform service as well and enjoy peer interaction. Participation is voluntary, and in early September a student assembly outlines all the clubs and organizations within the school for students to join. 

Club/OrganizationMission
African American Culture Club African American Culture Club aims to educate and inform students on how African American history impacts the modern world. Students in this club participate in a step performance for International Lunch and help lead IWA's Black History Month celebration.
Art Studio 609 Club The mission of the Art Club is to inspire a desire to learn more about the visual arts, to enrich the students’ knowledge of art/artist that have and continue to influence the art world, and to gain a better understanding about art and its impact on our society. Students will be given an opportunity to share their ideas and communicate them in their own artwork. Students will meet monthly during flextime and one day after school along with sharing work done independently outside school. The goal of the club is have an exhibit at the end of the school year to share with the school sharing what they’ve learned.
Asian Culture Club  The Asian Culture Club's objective is to introduce and expose IWA students to multiple Asian cultures, such as Japan, South Korea, China, and India in different ways. We look at media, games, food, crafts, traditions and other fun activities through the lens of our particular interests. Throughout the year, students are also invited to multiple Asian festivals, which celebrate each country's special culture, and to participate in the dragon dance during the international luncheon. The Asian Culture Club seeks to expand IWA's awareness and knowledge of different and unique cultures, traditions, and languages.
Campus Ministry Team  To be a witness of God’s love and vessels of Jesus the Incarnate Word to our sisters through our positive attitudes, prayerful spirits and humble service.
Chess Club  The IWA Chess Club is designed for young women who are interested in learning the game of chess. Experienced players are also welcomed in the club that meets on a monthly basis. The boards are set up, the girls are paired, and the games begin all in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere . Chess is a game that offers great personal satisfaction and opportunities to test your emerging skills with other players who are also learning the game. As any chess aficionado will tell you, you are always learning! You'll find the gallant knights, the stolid kings, the reckless queens and the poor and oft-sacrificed pawns dancing across red and black squares in room 202, sponsored by Mr. Mooneyham who is himself a pawn in the game of life.
Falcon Ambassadors   
Falcon Theatre   Falcon Theatre puts on two mainstage shows per academic year, a Fall Play and a Spring Musical. Students learn responsibility and the interdependence of all members of the production. They rely on each other not only to learn lines and blocking but also to run the sound board and the lighting, to manage set changes backstage, and to help each other when something goes wrong. In this way, theater teaches creativity not only as self-expression but as resourcefulness as well.  
French Club  The mission of the French Club is to promote French language and francophone culture. Student are expected to attend meeting regularly and to participate in club activities. During club events members explore music, food, traditions and art from francophone countries.The French Club meets once a month during flex time.
Girl Break Club  Girl Break's mission is to help growing leaders at Incarnate Word Academy build a strong foundation of self confidence through character building and organization in order to achieve and promote the values taught by the school.
Junior State of America

The Junior States of America mission is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership in a democratic society. In the student-run Junior State, and at The Junior State Summer Schools and summer Symposia, participants learn statesmanship as they engage in political discourse. They cultivate democratic leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views, and learn to rise above self-interest to promote the public good.

There are multiple opportunities to engage with other chapters of the Junior State of America throughout the year including conventions in the fall and spring as well as summer programs at Stanford, Georgetown and University of Texas at Austin

Latin Club  "Veni, Vedi, Vici" Latin Club is a great way to meet new people and learn about Ancient Roman life and culture. If you are taking a Latin class, this is the club for you! Members will dress up in togas, have Roman parties, learn more about their own interests in Latin culture and of course, the Latin language itself. The Latin Club also helps organize the i-Lunch, IWA's annual international school lunch. Salve!
Made for Medicine Club  Made For Medicine is a club designed for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Members of this club will gain insight into the field of medicine and experience the many opportunities that it can offer. Students may also participate in school wide activities related to student health and wellness. 
Model UN Club  Model United Nations is an organization that exists to advance understanding of the issues facing the United Nations today and other contemporary political issues. Model UN prepares its participants to be better global citizens and encourages them to develop skills that will help them throughout life by emphasizing collaboration and cooperative conflict resolution in an educational atmosphere.
Mu Alpha Theta  Mu Alpha Theta is a Mathematics Honor Society founded in 1957 by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Andree at the University of Oklahoma. Mu Alpha Theta has had over 103,000 student members in over 2100 chapters in the United States and in 17 foreign countries. It is dedicated to inspiring a keen in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school.
National Honor Society  The mission of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in high school students. National Honor Society members serve as role models for the school community in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. They are also responsible for providing tutoring to students in academic subjects and completing service projects throughout the year.
Photography Club  The Photography Club encourages its members to go beyond the "selfie" and capture images of the world around them. Members share images to exhibit monthly themes, display their work, and discuss new photography APs and filters. Photography club is open to all students who wish to capture the spirit of the Incarnate Word through their pictures.
Quiz Bowl Club  Quiz bowl's mission is to gain knowledge about a broad array of academic topics while successfully competing against other schools in a way that supports our sisterhood and builds pride in IWA.
Science and Engineering Club  The Incarnate Word Science and Engineering Club is one of the longest running clubs on campus. This club is for any student who has an interest in science and nature, enjoys solving problems, and is thinking of pursuing a STEM major and career. Club activities include guest speakers, field trips, and conducting fun experiments. The club also brings awareness to environmental issues that affect our world today through restoration, conservation, and education.The science club is open to all classifications.
SOCCER Club   SOCCER is a service oriented club that partners with San Francisco Nativity Academy. Every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30, IWA students host an after school soccer enrichment program for the Early Childhood program. By serving as mentors for low income students and their families, the club hopes to encourage and inspire the educational growth of each child.
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish National Honor Society) The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.SHH offers Spanish tutoring and assists with the coordination of IWA’s Annual International Lunch. 
Spanish Club  The mission of the Spanish Club is to strengthen our cultural awareness by bringing students together to enrich our sisterhood and expand our knowledge of a variety of Hispanic countries. Spanish Club members are required to attend and actively participate in the majority of the meetings. Each month will consist of a different theme including hispanic art and artists, national holidays and cuisine from different Spanish-speaking cultures. The club will have different activities, songs, and food to go along with the theme of the meeting. The Spanish Club meets once a month during flex time.
Speech and Debate  The purpose of the IWA Speech and Debate Club is to prepare students to be confident public speakers, an invaluable skill in the classroom and beyond. Members competing in Speech tournaments select their own material and refine their presentations through practice and feedback from other members. Members competing in Debate thoroughly research their arguments based on the given topic. The Speech and Debate club encourages collaboration, teamwork, and conversation, encouraging the spirit of sisterhood in its members. The Speech and Debate Club aims to send members to one competition per semester and schedules its meetings around those competitions.
Student Council  The mission of the Incarnate Word Academy Student Council of Houston Texas is to promote a positive working experience that will support the educational growth of students while maintaining Christian values, to promote school spirit through participation in school activities, to promote unity among classes, as well as to strengthen the bonds between faculty and students. In strengthening these educational and Christian values we thereby establish a sense of community and provide a working example for our student body in today’s world. Meeting Frequency: Student Council meets 1 a month. The Student Council Executive Board, committees, and classification teams meet as needed. These meetings are called by the Student Body President, the Committee Chairperson, or the Class President.
Teens 4 Unity  The Teens for Unity Club of IWA is part of a worldwide network present in 182 countries. These teens around the world are united by one goal: to make universal brotherhood a reality by involving many other teenagers in the world in this project. We believe that only love can change the world. We want the Golden Rule to become a reality among all the people in the world. Beginning with our cities and the environments in which we live, we try in every way to break down barriers and divisions with the certainty that a united world will become a reality among all people in the world.
Thespian Honor Society  Students at the IWA Thespian Society Troupe 7855 have already demonstrated great commitment to theatre both on and off stage. As such, they are the core of the leadership within Falcon Theatre and all members support each play performed. Thespian Society members mentor new students to Falcon Theatre, brainstorm ideas for upcoming seasons, and represent the school at the annual Texas Thespian Festival. Eligibility Requirements:  1. Students must earn 10 points according to the point system of the International Thespian Society. 2. Students must take roles both on and off stage. 3. Students must have participated directly in at least 2 Falcon Theatre productions.
Yoga and Meditation Club  The mission of the Yoga and Meditation club is to provide a stress free environment that can benefit the mental health and overall wellness of IWA students. Students learn a set of basic yoga skills that can help all them inside and outside of school. The club promotes a positive and healthy attitude and seeks to promote student wellness. The Yoga and Meditation Club meets once per month during flex time or before school.
Young Leaders Program  YLP's mission is to empower young women to lead and serve. The program exists to prepare IWA graduates for a life of personal and professional leadership. We aim to develop bold, authentic, servant leaders - role models who intentionally lead as a way of life and serve the needs of others. The world today is desperate for female voices who live the principles of bold, authentic leadership and we aim to do our part to fill this extreme need.