Middle School Curriculum

Philosphy of Education

We, the Faculty of Incarnate Word Academy, recognize the importance of the school in developing growth in basic skills, attitudes, and habits leading to intellectual discipline and sound physical well-being, according to the ability of each child.

We also believe that as teachers in a Catholic school, we are called to educate each student 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.

All our efforts of Catholic education are designed to make that dedication to Jesus, the Incarnate Word, “living, conscious, and active.” The basic charism of the Sisters, according to the foundress Jeanne de Matel, is to extend the Incarnation through the establishment of Christian communities in which Jesus is present and lives on in the members. This extension of the Incarnation is then the basic purpose of our service of education. It is the dogma of the mystical Body of Christ, lived out in our classrooms.


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 experience that encourages academic excellence, develops the whole person, fosters a life-long love of learning and promotes an awareness of needs of the community.

Incarnate Word Academy provides a well-rounded curriculum for students in grades PK-8. The curriculum follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as prescribed by the State of Texas as well as the objectives set forth in the curriculum guides adopted by the School Department of the Brownsville Diocese.


Middle School students are provided a core curriculum consisting of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The students are also provided Enrichment classes in Music, Art, Technology, Spanish, Robotics, and Physical Education. 8th grade students are provided the opportunity to receive Spanish and Algebra credit for High School.

Below is a list of the core curriculum topics per subject:

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Library Skills
  • Reading
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament and the Sacraments
  • Catholic Social Teachings
  • The History of the Catholic Church
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Liturgy and Prayer Service preparation
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Science Lab Activities
  • Health
  • World Geography
  • Texas History
  • United States History
  • Art
  • Choir
  • Spanish
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Running Club