Why IWA?

For more than 145 years, Incarnate Word Academy has been a leader in girls’ education and recognized as one of Houston’s leading college-preparatory schools for young women.

At Incarnate Word Academy, girls receive an education that develops the whole person. By rooting everything we do in our school cornerstones of Academics, Values, and Spirituality, IWA nourishes the total spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social potential of our students.

By the numbers

Incarnate Word Academy's all-girl environment breeds a culture of confidence where remarkable intellect is of great importance, and the development of each girl’s unique potential is essential.  The national numbers* for girls who attend all-girls schools speak for themselves:

*Data taken from Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Difference in their Characteristics and the Transition to College" by Linda J. Sax, Ph. D. of UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies


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Incarnate Word Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.