Incarnate Word Academy

  • 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.

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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 Students354 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
68%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Incarnate Word Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses13 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 score1250
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Red sweater, plaid skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,150
Admissions DirectorKate O'Brien

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Council, Teens 4 Unity Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
African American Culture Club, Asian Culture Club, Campus Ministry Team, Chess Club, Falcon Ambassadors, French Club, Girl Break Club, Japanese Club, Junior Statesmen of America, Latin Club, Made for Medicine Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl Club, Science & Engineering Club, Speech and Debate, Student Ambassadors, Teens 4 Unity, Yoga & Meditation Club, Young Leaders Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Studio 609 Club, Choir, Hand Bell Choir, Photography Club, Theatre, Thespian Honor Society

School Notes

  • Incarnate Word Academy, a Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women, is uniquely situated in thriving and diverse downtown Houston surrounded by Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and bustling centers of business and the arts. The oldest Catholic high school in Houston, Incarnate Word Academy is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament and is celebrating 145 years since its inception in 1873.
  • A Woman of the Word is eager, curious and recognizes that her days at the Academy are just the beginning of her lifelong journey as a learner. She tries her best, stays positive and shows integrity, even when something is challenging. A Woman of the Word knows that the real value of her education is found in the critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving skills that she will use to identify a problem and develop tomorrow`s extraordinary solutions. A Woman of the Word seeks out diverse ideas, recognizing that understanding perspectives different than her own yields empathy and compassion.

  • Incarnate Word Academy is also home to the Young Leaders Program, which empowers young women to lead and serve. 
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