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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Incarnate Word High School is a highly rated, private, boarding, all-girls, Catholic school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 501 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $35,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 87% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$35,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Incarnate Word High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1180
224 responses
Average ACT
26
62 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Senior appreciation day
    19%
  • Service day, field day, and pep rallies
    14%
  • Changing of the chairs
    13%
  • Advisory breakfast and little sister big sister
    12%
  • Talent show
    11%
  • Halloween
    10%
  • Junior Ring Ceremony
    9%

Boarding

Students Boarding
1%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
501
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I believe the education system at Incarnate Word High School provides young women with the preparation and skill needed for college. The course work is rigorous but the end effect of being university-ready is well worth it. Not to mention the high school is affiliated with the University of the Incarnate Word and provides a glimpse of what actual university is like first hand through programs such as dual credit in which the students recieve college credit on an actual university campus with actual university professors! Amazing! My only concern with the school is the lack of established administration. With many teachers and staff coming in and out of the school, there seems to be no stability in the curriculum. Otherwise, IWHS is and amazing school for college prep and lives up to its prestigeous reputation. 4 out of 5 stars!
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I'm a junior at Incarnate Word High School. Lemme tell you, this place needs work. This place is not wheelchair accessible, there are virtually no athletic facilities, the rules are enforced to the extreme, girls aren't even provided lunches in their schedules. There's no room for social growth, and academic growth only occurs due to the students own blood, sweat, and tears. There's no school nurse, the counselors are incompetent, and there's no school spirit because of such strict ruling and the faculty overreact for literally everything. Girls are able to get away with numerous infractions thanks to their money, and the way the exchange students are treated at this school is extremely rude. There's no integration of technology whatsoever. With that said, there are certain faculty and administration that are amazing , and are truly excited to teach and be at this school. BUT THAT'S IT. THAT'S LITERALLY IT.
Incarnate Word High School is a college preparatory school that has allowed me to grow not only as a student but as a person. Throughout the years, I have seen myself mature and be more confident in myself and in others. The faculty and staff truly want their students to aim high and excel in anything and everything they do. The teachers work one on one with each of the students to ensure that they succeed to their fullest potential. I am very involved in my school community which I believe has helped me in my growing process. Athletics and Student Government are my passions and I hope to continue to pursue these activities in college. Incarnate Word High School has provided me with a numerous amount of resources that have allowed me to excel in not only my academic career but also in my extracurricular activities.