This year-long course at St. Thomas High School is for students with no previous musical training. Band provides a supportive, motivating setting which allows the student to develop the skills necessary to perform at the more advanced level of the St. Thomas Eagle Band. IWA taking band at St. Thomas High School join them in performances including the STHS-IWA Christmas Concert and halftime at the Strake Jesuit–STHS football game.
Book Sisters is a club that is designed to help young women come together and discuss their ideas without fear of criticism. It will enhance previous analyzation skills learned in the classroom and encourage the girls to read outside of a classroom setting. The Book Sisters club will also provide a relaxing environment, freeing girls from the everyday stress of school.
Led by Choir Director Josh Wilson, this year-long class is a performing vocal ensemble that represents the school at public functions and concerts along with school Masses. The students are taught a variety of music with emphasis centering on correct notes and rhythms, tonal production, vowel formations, diction, posture, and concert etiquette. Students participate in at least two concerts yearly as well as performing at school functions. Additionally, students participate in regional and state vocal competitions.
Falcon Theatre puts on two mainstage shows per academic year, a Fall Play and a Spring Musical. Students learn responsibility and the interdependence of all members of the production. They rely on each other not only to learn lines and blocking but also to run the sound board and the lighting, to manage set changes backstage, and to help each other when something goes wrong. In this way, theater teaches creativity not only as self-expression but as resourcefulness as well.
Students with all levels of prior dance experience are invited to learn basic elements and techniques as well as gain a greater appreciation for the art of dance.
The mission of the IWA Origami Club is to inspire young women to create individual and collective paper art sculptures. Members will gain an appreciation for the history, geometric appeal as well as the prayerful, meditative practice of paper hand-craft creations. Students are given opportunities to socialize, have fun, think creatively, and work collaboratively to make installations. Students meet bi-monthly in addition to sharing work done independently outside school. The goal of the club is to create an exhibit to be shared during the annual Fine Arts Evening.
The Photography Club encourages its members to go beyond the "selfie" and capture images of the world around them. Members share images to exhibit themes, display their work, and discuss new photography apps and filters. Photography club is open to all students who wish to capture the spirit of the Incarnate Word through their pictures.