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Incarnate Word Academy

I recently took a tour of Incarnate Word Academy. My first view as I stepped out of my car was the enormous Minute Maid Park just across the street. With all of the excitement going on with the Astros and the World Series, the women at IWA are definitely in the midst of it. In fact, Kate O’Brien, Director of Admissions, shared that the students at IWA use Downtown, nearby museums, and the medical center as learning tools throughout their high school experience. O'Brien shared that IWA girls are "city girls at heart." What beautiful views I had of Downtown Houston from the windows of the IWA campus! What a privilege it is to have the city and all of its resources at their fingertips! IWA is the oldest Catholic School in Houston with 350 students each year. Although there are roughly 100 students per grade, the school maintains a sense of familiarity- Everyone knows you. IWA is a safe place which brags a college prep curriculum and a mission to lead students into servant leadership. ... CONTINUE READING >

Experience a thriving high school- St. John XXIII College Preparatory School

In Houston, it is common for people to drive 20 minutes in the morning to get their kids to school. One morning, I drove 20 minutes against traffic to St. John XXIII College Preparatory School, located in Katy. I could not believe how fast I got there from the heart of Memorial. The school is located on an abundance of land at the intersection of Grand Parkway and I-10. I was extremely impressed with the liveliness of the school and the abundance of class offerings, not to mention the amazing facilities. The school appeared full of spirit and happiness. The hallways were adorned with bright colors and decor representing the school's house system. The houses are named after 5 saints that influenced the life of Pope John Paul 23. Every student is assigned to a house when he or she first enrolls in the school and is with that house until he or she graduates. The houses engage in friendly competition and service-oriented activities throughout the year. Students in the same house have ... CONTINUE READING >