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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  • IWVHS-Steps to Apply

  • Freshman Application Process

    Step 1: Submit an Application
    Create an account online and fill out the application. To apply for IWVHS, choose "V" for virtual candidate with the grade level your child is entering in for the 2021-2022 school year.

    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 IWVHS
    (Optional for Virtual candidates)

    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 TBD at IWHS with a make-up date offered in January. 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.

    Virtual candidates will be contacted to discuss the admissions screening in substitution of the HSPT. 

    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.

    Vaccination Requirements
    Vision and Hearing Screening Documentation


    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

    Step 7: Visit IWHS
    While not required, we encourage all students to schedule a visit to Incarnate Word during one of our Shadow Dates or Open Houses.
  • IWVHS FAQs

  • Transfer Student Application Process

    Accepting students entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th.

    Step 1: Submit an Application
    Create an account online and fill out the application. To apply for IWVHS, choose "V" for virtual candidate with the grade level your child is entering in for the 2021-2022 school year.

    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.
     
    Virtual candidates will be contacted to discuss the admissions screening inplace of the HSPT. 

    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

    Step 7: Visit IWHS
    While not required, we encourage all students to schedule a visit to Incarnate Word during one of our Shadow Dates or Open Houses.
  • FACTS Account

    To accept your offer of admission and reserve your spot for the 2021-2022 school year, you will need to set-up FACTS tuition management account. Please click on the link below to create your account.

    FACTS Account Set Up

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Visit Us

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!

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Ariana Uribe

    Ariana Uribe 

    Director of Recruitment & Enrollment
    210-829-3118
  • Photo of Anne Schaefer-Salinas

    Anne Schaefer-Salinas 

    Director of Virtual Learning