Founders of the Order of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
Four Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament came from
Lyon, France to teach.
The first school Incarnate Word Academy was opened on March 7, 1853.
The school was moved from its original location to Fronton St. in
Dec. of 1853
and remained there until 1868 when a hurricane demolished the
The Convent and School were rebuilt on 714 E. St. Charles where many
students continued to be educated.
Incarnate Word Academy still continues its excellent tradition of
education that it
has provided for 150 years. This ministry is based on a deep faith
and is motivated by a Catholic philosophy of education and on high
The school continues preparing students for leadership in the Third
Incarnate Word Academy exists to provide an environment for learning in which God is
the highest value.
Our faculty is dedicated to providing each student with a Catholic educational
encourages academic excellence, develops the whole person, fosters
a life-long love of learning and promotes an awareness of needs of the
We, the Faculty of
Incarnate Word Academy, recognize the importance of the school in
developing growth in academic excellence, attitudes, and habits leading to
and sound physical well-being, according to the ability of each student.
believe that as teachers in the Catholic school, we are called to educate
each students as a unique child of God. We believe that the purpose of education
is to lead the
child to truth, the desire for truth, and the acquisition of truth.