Students grow in their relationship with Jesus, the Incarnate Word, through study, prayer and service.

What is Incarnational Spirituality?

Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI, so simply stated, "The mystery of the Incarnation is God taking on human Incarnate and dealing with human beings in a visible, tangible way." It is for us to continue to give God's Incarnate to family, friend and stranger alike, in our homes, workplaces and our world.   The Word is Incarnate when we:

  • live with integrity as Jesus did.
  • care for others, treat others with dignity and respect.
  • affirm the goodness in others, when we lift up others.
  • forgive, no matter the hurt as Jesus did.
  • open our eyes and ears to need and respond as best we can.
  • spread joy to others; work to bring justice and hope to others.


IWA Valedictorian makes Houston proud!

Michela Durrette shared her inspirational story of facing brain cancer in 6th grade to graduating at the top of her high school class with the KHOU 11 news team. Click below to watch her message of faith and determination.

Academic Awards Night

Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized for their hard work, spirit, and dedication at this year's Academic Awards event.

2019 Spring Alumnae Luncheon

Women of the Word from as early as 1948 to as recent as the Class of 2012 gathered at the Junior League of Houston on February 16, 2019 for the annual Spring Alumnae Luncheon. This year, the Academy honored Betty Ann Martin Kowis ‘53 and Lanette Kowis ‘88 for their love, leadership and commitment to Incarnate Word Academy and the greater Houston community. 

Mother Daughter Mass

The Incarnate Word Academy community was blessed to celebrate the annual Mother Daughter Mass today honoring the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this week.

A Christmas Miracle!

The halls of IWA were transformed into a winter wonderland this week by a team of Leading with Service students.

A Jubilee Year for Sister Lauren

This year, Sister Lauren is celebrating her 50th jubilee anniversary as a consecrated religious in the Congregation of Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. In celebration of this jubilee year, the entire student body offered a decade of the rosary in theology class and collected notes into a prayer book.

Students find their "own Calcutta"

Guided by Mother Teresa's call to "Stay where you are.  Find your own Calcutta," the IWA Spring Break mission trip kept its focus on our local community, bringing ten students and two faculty members on a powerful trip to  San Juan, Texas. The days were split between playing with and ministering to children at the ARISE program and helping intake over 100 immigrants a day at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center.