Incarnate Word Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (713)227-3637
  • 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.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1873

Student Body

Total Students326 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 35%
Students by GradeIncarnate Word Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1200
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Red sweater, plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
% on Financial Aid
24%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,543
Admissions DirectorKate O'Brien

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.National Honor Society, Science Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Teens 4 Unity Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry Team, Chess Club, Japanese Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Ambassadors

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Theatre

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: 05/25/2016

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