Incarnate Word Academy

Incarnate Word Academy Photo #1 - Incarnate Word Academy, a 3K to 8th grade Catholic school, provides an environment for learning where academic excellence and faith development are integrated.
Incarnate Word Academy, a 3K to 8th grade Catholic School, exists to provide an environment for learning in which God is the highest value.
Our faculty is dedicated to providing each student with a Catholic educational experience that encourages academic excellence, develops the whole person, fosters a life-long love of learning and promotes an awareness of needs of the community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1853

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Incarnate Word Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes3K to 5th grade: $4250.00 6thh to 8th grade: $4,950.00 ESL : $4,700.00 Registration fee: $ 130.00 Books & Fees : $ 375.00
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorSister Irma Gonzalez
Admissions AssociateSister Marilyn Springs, (Elem)


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Dance, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bears, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Chess Club, Daisies, Girl Scouts, Nation Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Tigers, Webelos, Wolfs

School Notes

  • Incarnate Word Academy is dedicated to providing a safe and family centered environment for learning that integrates academic excellence and faith formation.  IWA is fully accredited by Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and Southern Association of Schools and Colleges.  Our faculty uses state of the art technology in providing an education of the whole person.  Each classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard and the technology curriculum uses both iPad and Windows platforms for extended learning experience.  
  • Incarnte Word Academy is proud of its diverse student body.  It has the only intensive English as a Second Language program provided by the non-public school sector.
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