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Incarnate Word Academy's 80 graduates have been accepted to 125 prestigious colleges and universities across the world and have earned over $7 million in merit-based scholarships. Please join the Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament, the IWA Board of Advisors, faculty, and staff in extending congratulations and prayers for the Class of 2018.  

Class of 2018 College Acceptances

*Indicates planned attendance

Abilene Christian University
Acadia University*
University of Alabama*
The University of Alabama
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
University of Arkansas*
Auburn University*
Austin College
Ave Maria University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Benedictine College
Black Hills State University
Blinn College*
Boston University
California Polytechnic State University
The Catholic University of America*
College of Charleston
University of Chicago*
Colby College*
University of Colorado at Boulder*
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia University of Texas
Creighton University
University of Dallas*
Denison University
Drexel University
Emory University
University of Florida*
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Hague University of Applied Sciences*
Hampton University*
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hillsdale College*
Holy Cross College
College of the Holy Cross*
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College System*
University of Houston*
University of Houston, Clear Lake*
University of Houston, Downtown*
Howard Payne University*
The University of Iowa
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kansas State University 
University of Kansas
Lone Star College
Louisiana State University*
University of Louisiana 
Loyola University Chicago* 
Loyola University Maryland* 
Loyola University New Orleans
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Marymount California University 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Miami
Michigan State University
Millsaps College
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri Columbia
University of New Hampshire
New York University
University of North Texas
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Oklahoma Christian University
Our Lady of the Lake University
University of Pennsylvania*
University of Pittsburgh
Prairie View A&M University*
University of Prince Edward Island
Providence College
Purdue University*
Regent University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roanoke College
Saint Louis University*
Saint Louis University, Madrid*
Saint Mary’s College of California
Sam Houston State University*
University of San Francisco 
San Jacinto College* 
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
University of South Dakota
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University*
Spring Hill College
St. Edward’s University*
St. John’s University*
St. Mary’s University of San Antonio*
Stephen F. Austin State University*
Suffolk University
Texas A&M University*
Texas A&M University, Corpus*
Texas A&M University, Galveston*
Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Texas A&M University, San Antonio*
Texas Christian University 
Texas Lutheran University
Texas Southern University 
Texas State University*
Texas Tech University* 
The University of Texas, Arlington*
The University of Texas, Austin* 
The University of Texas, Dallas
The University of Texas, San Antonio* 
Trinity University
Tuskegee University
University of St. Thomas*
University of the Incarnate Word*
Vanderbilt University 
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Xavier University of Louisiana*


Another great semester in Leading with Service in the books! Students once again created extraordinary solutions to make the world special! Our student leaders organized into groups and worked on six projects supporting the San Francisco Nativity, Friends for Life, Queen of Peace Catholic School, 2nd Cup, the Periwinkle Foundation and various breast cancer survivor organizations. Students wrapped up the semester by creating multimedia presentations that included photography, videography, and website creation. Check out some of our student portfolios to get a taste of what they've been up to.

  • Project YANA: You Are Not Alone This group worked with the Periwinkle Foundation to provide fun art & game activities for the kiddos at Texas Children’s hospital. They also raised money through a bracelet making fundraiser to support the foundation’s efforts of bringing joy to patients. Their goal was to bring about greater awareness of mental health surrounding those with cancer and to give those with mental illnesses the strength to keep moving forward. 
  • Project: Sunflowerz Partnering with San Francisco Nativity, this group has been hosting weekly after-school enrichment programs for the Pre-K students. Their mission is to bridge socioeconomic gaps by uniting children from low-income households and helping them to discover their passions and talents by introducing them to what the world has to offer. Their events have included an Easter egg hunt, arts & crafts, music day and water day. 
  • Project: Life of Hope These students have spent the semester seeking to give those diagnosed with breast cancer an outlook of hope and joy. They have partnered with local area hospitals to adopt 4 breast cancer survivor support groups. Through these groups, they have developed relationships with the women, hosted a tea party and held a relaxing yoga class. They even partnered with IWA’s business, RoseĢ, to provide care packages for the women. 
  • Project: Pawsitively Purrfect Concern for animals is top of mind for this group. They are partnering with Friends for Life to help animals who have been mistreated feel loved while raising awareness about animal abuse to encourage others to help the mistreated animals as well. During the month of April, the team went out to the Friends for Life facility to clean cages and assist with projects. At the end of the month, they held a very successful pet adoption fair at the East End Farmer’s Market
  • Project: STEM Big Excited to be working with Queen of Peace Catholic School, this class has been working all semester to provide a mentoring programming for middle school girls to build their confidence in body and mind. Over the course of four Fridays, they have gone after school to host a couple of science experiments to encourage interest in STEM education. Additionally, they have put together body positivity classes with fun activities such as Zumba. 
  • Project: Pathways This team worked hard all semester to raise awareness of Human Trafficking in Houston and foster a sense of community among survivors. Partnering with 2nd Cup, and a few other Houston based non-profits, they hosted a painting event for survivors of human trafficking. They will be hosting a Soulcore event here at IWA next week to pray for an end to Human Trafficking. They will also be hosting an awareness event at 2nd Cup on May 17th to raise awareness in the local community. 

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It’s Foundation Day y'all and we are SO grateful the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament made their way to Houston one hundred and forty-five years ago! After celebrating all-school Mass together at Annunciation Church, marking both May Crowning and the Class of 2018's last all-school Mass, the entire school gathered together to recognize some of the outstanding achievements that took place this year. A special congratulations to the Admissions Team (Kate O'Brien, Clare Kafoglis, & Brooke Holmes) for receiving the 2018 Jeanne de Matel Award! The afternoon was spent celebrating IWA's Foundation Day with dance parties, karaoke, bounce castles, and a street party on Jackson Street complete with a dunk tank! Special thanks to our "dad grillers", Student Council, and faculty organizers Lorien Cuneo, Melissa Micheletti, and Mily Perez. Check out pictures of our day here and here!

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Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized during Academic Awards Ceremony on Thursday. You can find a full list of honorees here. Pictured above are Victoria Bonilla, Katie Edwards, and Libby Diamond who were recognized with the 2018 Servant of the Word Award, Spirit of the Word Award, and Woman of the Word Award respectively.