A mixed bag - some very good teachers others highly unprofessional: significant teacher turnover. Only one poor overworked counselor: minimal college counseling. Non nurturing, high pressure environment. Significant number of girls with eating disorders (no school nurse). Not much funding for extracurricular
... Read more activities except sports: expect limited options, poor communication and disorganization in extra curricular activities some of which exist in name only. Good choir but the student won't be able to participate in anything else because daily after school attendance is mandatory. If the school wants to improve they need to start listening to student and parent requests instead of blowing them off. ZERO opportunities to interact with boys from other schools. What school spirit? Cheer, dance, pep squad largely non existent in an ALL GIRL SCHOOL.The students RARELY get to do anything fun. Most of the boarding students have left because of the cold, boring environment. I agree that good students are harassed for the slightest things. Graduation exit surveys are largely negative: not a well rounded experience Is anyone in administration paying attention to morale? Does anyone care? Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/08/13
This school used to be great. But Unfortionatley, due to changes in the administration, the school has quickly deteriorated. A once fun, nourishing environment has turned into what will quickly resemble a jail. Might as well send your child to a public school. Not only will they have more options as
... Read more far as classes, AP, and Duel Credit classes, they will not be put through this schools deteriorating spirit and environment. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/05/13
I am currently attending Incarnate Word HS. I really loved it freshman year. Unfortunately, the school seems to be changing. The retention rate for teachers seems to be very low. Old faces quickly disappear, and new ones are showing up all the time. They all have one thing in common, though. For some
... Read more reason, the most well-behaved students are under the closest surveillance. If you are one of the "bad kids," you can get away with dancing inappropriately to worship songs (on a stage), openly copying other girls' assignments, and bullying others. On the other hand, girls who are experiencing real emotional problems, but who generally obey the rules, are met with coldness. It makes me depressed. After failing to find guidance from teachers and priests, I finally turned to the Sisters of Charity. They are wonderful people who show love to the students who look up to them. I do what I can to make the environment better. The administration is clearly interested in improvement as well. Still, there is an understanding at IWHS that the way to thrive is to be irresponsible and disrespectful. They're working on it, but these problems won't go away overnight. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/12/11
This school is outstanding. The students are adminstration are on top of things and enagaged. The mod systme works well and really teaches the girls to actively manage their time. the athletics progeram is well run with nice faciltiies. The spiritual environment is felt and makes an impact in the
... Read more girls' lives. My daughter remarked on her first day back from summer vacation: "it's good to be back- I forgot how much i love this school". Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/27/10
Very positive environment overall for both teachers and students and good quality administration. Welcoming students and positive interaction is encouraged as upholding Christ's qualities. The good teachings of the Sisters of Charity and their adherence to humility shows in the majority of the students
... Read more and far outweighs the few spoiled 'mean girls.' God bless and Praise Be The Incarnate Word. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/26/07
This is an excellent school. I attended it for all four years of high school and I loved it. The classes were great and I was able to get AP credit for college. There were also many wonderful teachers who knew how to utilize the modular system to get the most out of it. IWHS was truly a great preparation
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Posted by a former student on 08/01/06
Outstanding high school for young women. Highly trained teachers, innovative classroom program with college preparation and credit. This school has had a 100% college acceptance rate for many, many years. Would recommend to any parent in a heartbeat.
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Posted by a former student on 01/06/06
My daughter is a freshman and she has learned so much in a short amount of time. She loves the extracurricular activities. Most of all she enjoys going to school to learn new concepts.
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Posted by a parent on 10/04/05
Incarnate Word High School is the best experience a young lady can ever wish for. Because it is an all girls college prepatory school, one is able to learn at a college level. Not having men influence your learning experience, it is easier to comprehend and ask questions at any given time.
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Posted by a student on 08/04/05
Incarnate Word High School is an excellent school. It's curriculum is challenging and the teachers are always willing to help. There are so many extracurricular activies, it's almost impossible to not be involved in at least one. Parents are very involved as well. Incarnate Word High School is by far
... Read more one of the best schools in San Antonio. Read less
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San Antonio schools — Incarnate Word High School is located at 727 E Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio TX 78212. 727 E Hildebrand Ave is in the 78212 ZIP code in San Antonio, TX The school district for Incarnate Word High School is the Archdiocese Of San Antonio. Incarnate Word High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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