The Incarnate Word High School Vision
Grounded in academic excellence and service, Incarnate Word High School will be the premier Catholic college preparatory institution for young women.
In a faith-based preparatory environment, Incarnate Word High School prepares confident young women dedicated to academic excellence, Christian service and social justice.
Rooted in the mission of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, IWHS promotes a thorough knowledge of the Catholic faith. Through a faith-based intellectually rigorous curriculum, the school provides opportunities for each student to develop self-discipline and all the dimensions of her person: intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, athletic, and aesthetic. The school encourages young women to be confident and strong citizens of our nation as well as the global community. IWHS nurtures young women who will be sensitive to the mediated character of God's presence with us and to the needs of the poor. The school strives to develop leaders who promote human dignity; are committed to social justice; and, through their spirit of Christian service, represent the healing presence of God in today's world.
Academic Excellence, Integrity, Service, Community of Faith, Compassion, Stewardship
1881 - Chartered
by the State of Texas as Incarnate Word Academy
1897 - Purchased
283 acres from George W. Brackenridge
1903 - Awarded
diplomas to first two high school graduates
1922 - Opened
the first five-story school building for students, first grade through
1950 - Moved into
a new million-dollar facility at Mount Erin
1970 - Incorporated
modular scheduling Built science facility
1989 - Became
part of the Brainpower Connection
Incarnate Word High School
is fully accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools. The High School also holds memberships in the National
Catholic Educational Association, and the Texas Catholic Conference.
Incarnate Word High School is a part of the Brainpower Connection, and is affiliated with University of the Incarnate Word.