Visit IWA

There are many ways to experience IWA. 
Our dynamic campus community offers endless opportunities for students to broaden their
knowledge, gain new skills and be involved in activities that pique their interest. Take a look at what life at IWA is like.
Our Admissions Office offers opportunities that allow you to select the best option for your family.

Upcoming Opportunities to Explore and Connect at IWA

Open House

SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2023

Join us for an opportunity to meet with IWA faculty and students. Learn about our one-of-a-kind Leadership program, STEM classes, Athletics, Arts, and so much more. See what it means to be a part of a
150-year-old tradition of Sisterhood in Downtown Houston.


Private Tour

Our goal for private tours is for potential incoming students and families to gain a more accurate feel for the school  community, student life, and IWA facilities. You have the options to book a shared (with other families) or private IWA tour time. Please note there will be a limit of two adults per touring student. Prior to your arrival, you will register the members of  your party via email response to finalize touring.

Shadow Days

Students who sign up to shadow at IWA will visit current classes, meet IWA students and teachers, attend an IWA lunch, be partnered with a campus shadow buddy, and finish off with a Falcon Q&A time. Completing this form serves as your student's permission slip.

If you have any questions, Please email the Admissions Office at or call 713-227-3637


College Counselors Expect Another Banner Year at IWA

Last May, the Class of 2023 closed out the year with a school record $14 million in scholarships for 75 students. Dr. Talia Pennington-Dorsey, the director of College Counseling, predicts a successful year for the Class of 2024 as well.

Foundation Day Brings Community Together

Incarnate Word Academy celebrated the school's 150th Foundation Day on Friday, April 28. The morning began with the traditional crowning of the Blessed Mother and Mass. After Mass, the community walked to the 609 for the Jeanne de Matel Award presentation, lunch, and games.

The Mission of the Trip is Caring and Connection

Over Spring Break, ten students flew to Santo Domingo for a mission trip sponsored by IWA's Teens4Unity. As part of the service mission, the students taught English classes to young children at a local school called Cafe Con Leche.

iLunch Brings Community Together

A favorite tradition of students at Incarnate Word Academy is the annual International Lunch, or iLunch. Students and parents bring food specialties from their culture to share with the community. After lunch, a joyful assembly kicks off where students perform cultural dances, model fashions, and celebrate.

Career Day Inspires Students' Dreams for Tomorrow

January's Career Day kicked off with a keynote speech from alumna Manuelita “PJ” Barnett ‘02. Manuelita, a funeral home director, emphasized three qualities for students to develop: composure, resilience, and focus. These qualities have enabled her to help and counsel her clients, overcome personal hardships, and persevere to complete a college degree. Following the keynote, more than 40 professionals from fields ranging from fine arts to engineering shared their career advice and experience with the students.

Alumnae Share Tips for College Success

More than 20 alumnae from the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 returned to campus on Thursday, January 5, to participate in panel discussions about life after IWA.

On Pitch: Choir Members Earn Prestigious Honors

Everyone who attends school Mass at IWA knows that the IWA Choir, directed by Joshua Wilson, is a talented bunch. Recently they earned regional and state awards from Texas Private School Music Educators.

IWA Astros Spirit Captures Media Attention

Students, faculty, and staff arrived on campus at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, October 19, to show support and appreciation for our downtown neighbors, the Houston Astros.