Elementary Level - Montessori Academics
The IWA Elementary Level - Montessori program encourages a child's natural curiosity and instills a life-long love of learning. It provides an environment that teaches respect, compassion, and responsibility for each other and for the environment.
Continuing the Tradition
- Founded in 1871
- Under the direction of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
- Age three to fifth grade
Reinforcing Religious Values
- Daily classroom prayer
- Weekly Mass
- Pray the Angelus and grace before meals daily
- Music Ministry
- Altar Servers
- Opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent
- Stations of the Cross during Lent
- Rosary prayed especially during October and May
- Advent wreath and prayer during Advent
- May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
- Integrating Gospel values into the the curriculum
- Fifth grade level retreat
Excelling in Academics
- Enrichment instructors in the areas of art, music, S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Spanish
- Subject areas include: English, health, language arts, math, music, phonics, physical education, reading, religion, science, and social studies
- Accelerated Reading in grades 1-5
- An attractive, fully-equipped library media resource center with 31 wireless laptops, access to academic databases, online encyclopedias, and nearly 16,000 library books
- Use of interactive display boards, wireless laptops, computers, iPads, 3D printers, robotics, digital imaging cameras, and microscopes, integrating technology within the curriculum
- Participation in Spelling Bee, the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, Private Schools Interscholastic Association Academic Competition, and other academic competitions
- An array of stimulating learning materials fostering creative thinking and progress
- Students in grades 1-5 will participate in S.T.E.M. classes. S.T.E.M. classes integrate science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on lessons designed to teach critical thinking and reasoning skills. These types of lessons enhance student collaboration, creativity, and communication skills while empowering our students for the future.
- Attractive, well-equipped and well-maintained playground
- Noted guest speaker presentations given throughout the year
- Extra-Curricular activities enhance the educational program
- Sports available: baseball, basketball, running, softball, swimming, track, volleyball
Clubs and organizations: Chess Club, Choir, Garden Club, Mary's Angels, S.T.E.M. Club, Spanish Club, and Student Council
Fostering Community Service
IWA teaches students generosity, tolerance, service to the community, and respect for all:
- Corpus Christi Food Bank
- Gifts for needy families
- St. Jude Cancer Research Math-a-thon
- Thanksgiving food baskets for Catholic Charities
As a leading college preparatory school in South Texas, IWA starts at the Elementary Level in preparing for rigorous academic expectations.
- Accredited by T.C.C.B.E.D. (Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department)
- Certified teachers
- Thirty-one percent of faculty hold a Master's Degree
- Winners of Daughters of the American Revolution city-wide essay contest
- Grand National and State level winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
- Winners of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest
Ages 3 - 5:
7:55 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grades 1, 2, & 3:
7:55 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grades 4 & 5:
7:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
After School Program
The YMCA provides after school care for any student for a monthly fee. Parents may register their child in the YMCA After School Program during Angel Check-In.
After school care is provided from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Level - Traditional building.
After school care is provided by the YMCA. Spaces are limited and managed through that organization. For additional information regarding the after school care program, please contact Audrey Dumes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-882-1741.