For students to be successful in our rapidly changing world, they need to be confident communicators and collaborators, who are adaptive, innovative, and empathetic, and the Young Leaders Program empowers each student at IWA to become bold, authentic servant leaders. Our program combines innovative, project-based classes with co-curricular opportunities that allow students to practice and develop a variety of leadership skills.


We think our recent graduates offer our most powerful testimonials.
Watch these short videos for a glimpse into how YLP can help you lead a bold, courageous, authentic life.

A Unique Curriculum

Learn how this unique series of classes prepares our students to be leaders in our school community and beyond.

An Alumna's Perspective

Our Class of 2020 Valedictorian, now a sophomore at Auburn University, talks about how our Young Leaders Program helped her grow in skills and confidence to take on new challenges in college.


Antoinette Hernandez

Antoinette Hernandez

B.A., Texas A&M University
Eric Kerr-Heraly

Eric Kerr-Heraly

B.S. Baylor University
M.A. University of Houston


Cultural Connections

Spanish classes take advantage of our downtown location to learn more about Mexican heritage.

IWA Enhances its College Counseling Program

College counselor Lesley Watkins has added multiple workshops and advising sessions to our already robust college counseling offerings. They're designed to help our Falcons through the gauntlet of college admissions.

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.