Admissions

Admissions Overview

Dear Future Shamrock

Thank you for considering Incarnate Word High School! With the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, IWHS has served as a home of learning and spiritual growth for generations of young women from every walk of life. At IWHS, it is our goal to create an atmosphere where knowledge is best experienced through self-discovery and self-directed learning.

To be a woman of the Incarnate Word means to be a woman who is led by faith. Although the Sisters of Charity started their service in San Antonio, the mission extends far beyond our city, through the actions and pursuits of alumnae across the globe. Encouraged by the faculty, staff, parents, families and their time at IWHS to reach their academic and individual potential, graduates enter the world demonstrating service leadership and fostering compassion, equity, and justice.

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  • Freshman Application Process

    Step 1: Submit an Application
    Create an account online and fill out the application. Please note that Firefox and Google Chrome work best for the online application. 
     
    An interview is not required.

    Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts
    We will need official copies of your transcripts from 6-8th grade.

    Step 3: Take the HSPT at IWHS
    All students interested in attending a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of San Antonio must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 
     
    The date for the HSPT is December 12, 2020 at IWHS with a make-up date offered on January 9, 2021. The fee is $20. Register for the test here.
     
    Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.
    Test starts at 9 a.m.
    Test ends at noon.

    Step 4: Submit Your Immunization Record
    In compliance with the Texas Department of Health Services, students are asked to submit a complete vaccination record, including proof of the meningitis vaccination.

    Step 5: Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
    To assist us in evaluating each student’s potential for success, we require a minimum of two recommendations for the student to include Mathematics and English teachers. Please use the Freshman Recommendation Form.
     
    Step 6: Submit Copies of Standardized Test Scores
    While not required, we encourage all students to schedule a visit to Incarnate Word during one of our Shadow Dates or Open Houses.
  • Transfer Student Application Process

    Must be entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade. Students transferring for their 12th-grade year are only eligible to apply if moving to San Antonio from out of town due to a parent job transfer.

    Step 1: Submit an Application
    Create an account online and fill out the application. Please note that Firefox and Google Chrome work best for the online application.
     
    Step 2: Submit Your Transcripts
    We will need official copies of your transcripts from the last three years.
     
    Step 3: Submit HSPT Scores
    This step is only required for students transferring from another Catholic high school.
     
    Step 4: Submit Your Immunization Record
    In compliance with the Texas Department of Health Services, students are asked to submit a complete vaccination record, including proof of the meningitis vaccination.
     
    Step 5: Submit Letters of Recommendation
    To assist us in evaluating each student’s potential for success, we require a minimum of two recommendations for the student to include Mathematics and English teachers. Please use the Confidential Recommendation form.
     
    Step 6: Submit Copies of Standardized Test Scores
    While not required, we encourage all students to schedule a visit to Incarnate Word during one of our Shadow Dates or Open Houses.

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Should you desire a tour of the school, please email our Admissions Office.
 
We are always happy to hear from prospective Shamrocks and families and look forward to hearing from you!

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    Ariana Uribe 

    Director of Recruitment & Enrollment
    210-829-3118