Incarnate Word Academy

609 Crawford Street,
Houston, TX, 77002-0770
Tel: (713)227-3637
Grades: 9 - 12 | 281 students
Incarnate Word Academy provides young women with a Catholic college preparatory education, helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus, the Incarnate Word, and live according to His values.
The Academy equips our students with an excellent education, focused on our cornerstones of academics, values and spirituality.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1873

Student Body

Total Students 281 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 54%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Incarnate Word Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 69%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, French Language & Culture, Latin, Psychology, Spanish Language, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, 
Average SAT score 1656
Average ACT score 24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Red sweater, plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,000
% on Financial Aid 24%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,543
Admissions Director Kate O'Brien

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Corps of Representatives, Drama Club, Literary Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Popcorn Leadership Club, Science Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Teens 4 Unity Club, Together Loving Christ, Yearbook Art Club, Chess Club, Computer Club, Drama Club, Literary Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Newspaper, Science Club, Yearbook, Corps of Representatives,
National Honor Society,
Popcorn Leadership Club,
Spanish National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Teens 4 Unity Club,
Together Loving Christ,

School Notes:

  • Incarnate Word Academy is a Catholic College Preparatory High School for young women founded by the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament in 1873. As a college preparatory academy, IWA provides students with a foundation of knowledge combined with practical experience and skills to prepare each to succeed in today's rapidly changing world. As a Catholic high school, IWA provides students with a values-centered education, encouraging exploration of social issues to gain moral perspective. Dedicated to empowering its students to make a difference in themselves, their education, and their communities well into the 21st century, this young women's academy combines academic excellence with strong Catholic commitment to ensure its students receive the best education in the best of atmospheres. The mission of Incarnate Word Academy is to proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through the education of young women. The education stresses both the development of academic excellence and the faith life of the students. In deepening their intellectual and faith life, the students will realize their responsibility to be a community of service in today’s world.

  • Profile last updated: 03/26/2014

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