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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
  • Co-educational
  • 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
  • Grade level retreats

Excelling in Academics

  • Enrichment instructors in the areas of art, music, Spanish, swimming, and technology
  • Subject areas include: art, English, health, language arts, math, music, phonics, physical education, reading, religion, science, social studies, Spanish and technology
  • Accelerated Reading in grades 1 to 5
  • An attractive, fully-equipped library media resource center with 31 computers, access to academic databases, online encyclopedias, and nearly 16,000 library books
  • Use of SMART Boards, computers, and digital imaging cameras and microscopes campuswide, integrating technology within the curriculum
  • Participation in the Diocesan Science Fair, the Regional Spelling Bee and other academic competitions
  • An array of stimulating learning materials fostering creative thinking and progress
  • 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 Club, Swimming, Track, Volleyball


  • Clubs and organizations: Chess Club, Girl Scouts of America, Marian Club, Science Discovery Club, Spanish Club, Spelling Bee, Student Council, and Young Leaders Club

Fostering Community Service

IWA teaches students generosity, tolerance, service to the community, and respect for all

  • St. Jude Cancer Research Math-a-thon
  • Gifts for needy families
  • Thanksgiving food baskets for Catholic Charities
  • Toys for students

Encouraging Distinction

As a leading college preparatory school in South Texas, IWA starts as elementary level in preparing for rigorous academic expectations.

  • Accredited by TCCED (Texas Catholic Conference Education Department)
  • Certified teachers
  • Thirty-one percent of faculty hold a Master's Degree
  • Top finalists in the National Veteran's Day Poster and Essay Contest
  • Winners of Daughters of the American Revolution city-wide essay contest
  • Consecutive state winner of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
  • Winners of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Essay Contest

School Hours

Ages 3 - 5:
 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grades 1, 2, & 3:
 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grades 4 & 5:
 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

*The three-year-old extended day option will not be available for the 2016-2017 school year. However, three-year-olds will have the option of staying for lunch and being dismissed at 12:00 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 registration. 

After school care is provided from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the IWA Alameda Complex, which is located at Alameda and Chamberlain.

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 or 361-882-1741. 

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