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. Serving the community is huge at IWA. Classes in leadership offered to students include Leading with Service, Leading with Character, and Leading with Business. The buildings were beautiful and the students welcoming, happy, and confident. Being an all-girls school, I definitely witnessed a confidence among the students- girl power…and a strong female identity! There are wonderful things happening in the heart of the city at IWA, and this school is a must-see!