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Lindsay Gallagher, IWA class of 2005 with former and current classmate Shrey Shah IWA class of 2005 at their White Coat Ceremony at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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    Incarnate Word Academy offers over 40 enrichment opportunities for your child in Arts, Academics and Athletics!
















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  • IWA Alumni on Honor Roll

    Congratulations to the following IWA alumni on their high school achievements!


    Second Semester Honor roll at Saint Joseph's Academy:


    Sara Hurely '10, Julianna Minich '10,  Krupa Patel '10, Sidney Ruebensaal '10, Alessia Saul '10, Sydney Tenaglia '10,  Hailey Grant '11, Mary McKenna '11,  Alicia Abele '12, Hayley Gallo '12, Maia George '12, Hannah Hill '12, Anna McKenna '12, Greta Noeth '13, Lainey Sage '13 and Daniella Saul '13!


    Second Semester at Magnificat:


    First Honors:

    Alexa Grivas '10, Colleen Platten '10, Sarah Burens '11, Anne Oblena '11, Alexandra Zanowick-Marr '11, Graciella Cadena '12, Hannah Caroscio '12, Sabrina Grivas '12, Maria Kavalec '12 and Isabelle Hizon '13.


    Second Honors:

    Aurora Grenig '11 and Olivia Csiszar '13


  • IWA Purchases 3D Printer!

    Incarnate Word Academy has a 3D Printer!!!  Thanks to the generosity of John and Laura Biernacki, Scott and Lindsay Catanzarite, John and Lisa Malloy, PTSU and an anonymous donor, IWA is able offer a "wave of the future" learning opportunity to our students! Photos/video show a 3D logo being printed in the IWA computer lab.  Pictures


  • IWA Class of 2010 Excels at St. Edward's High School

    Congrats to Ryan Palko '10 for being named St. Edward's Man of the Year and Dakota Fogler-Reeder '10, Corey Mueller '10, Aditya Singh '10 and Jonathan Unger '10 for earning the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma from St. Edward High School. IWA alum represent 14% of the IB grads.

  • Class of 1964 holds 50th reunion!

    The Class of 1964 has set the standard for IWA class reunions with their 50th which was celebrated June 27-29, 2014.   The class spent Sunday on campus at IWA and had a brunch with videos and memorabilia, followed by a Mass in the Sisters of the Incarnate Word Chapel celebrated by IWA alum, Father Anthony Suso, and a tour of the school.  The weekend was filled with laughter, memories and rekindled friendships. This was the first IWA 50th reunion!



  • IWA Yard Sale & Uniforms-R-Us - Aug 9, 2014

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    Plus gently used uniforms for great prices!


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  • IWA 8th Grader, Ashwin Veeramani, places 4th in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

    It all started with over 11 million students in the country. Several competitions later, 281 students earned the privilege of competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28-May 29, 2014.  Preliminaries narrowed the field to 46 students and then the final 12 remained.  IWA's own Ashwin Veeramani was one of those 12.  In the Finals, he spelled the words holophote, tastevin, vorspiel, typothetae, kulturkreis.  He misspelled the word depayse and placed 4th!!   We are very proud of Ashwin!!!

  • 8th Grade Student Coordinates Effort to Donate 300 Toys to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

    On May 13th,  8th grade student Kaitlyn Gabric delivered toys to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Kaitlyn initiated the project in conjunction with The Dancing Butterfly Foundation, St. John Bosco Church, Miss Leigh and Student Council. The students at IWA made butterflies and attached them to toys that were donated from the members at St. John Bosco Church. The staff at Rainbow Babies were elated to receive 300 toys that they were going to give to the children in the hospital who are battling life threatening illnesses.

  • IWA at Power of the Pen State Competition

    IWA 7th grader, Terrin Akstens, and 8th grader, Claudia Stephens, both competed at the State Competition at the College of Wooster of The Power of the Pen on Friday, May 23rd. Both were of the 700 students who made it to States among the initial 7,000 students that competed in the district and regional tournaments throughout the year. Terrin received the honor of her regional best of rounds essay being recognized and chosen for the annual Power of the Pen Publication.



  • Bowling Club takes 1st place in Roll-Off!


    The top two teams from the IWA Bowling Club competed in a Roll-Off at Yorktown Lanes against seven other schools.  Our 6th grade team placed first and our 3rd grade team placed 3rd!



  • Ashwin Veeramani Goes to Washington to compete in the National Spelling Bee!

    IWA eighth grader, Ashwin Veeramani, leaves for Washington, D.C. this weekend for The 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.


    Don't Miss:

    National Story on Ashwin and Mrs. Hearst

    Local: The List/WEWS Channel 5 on May 22nd

    Will also air in CA, OK, KS, AZ, MO, CO, FL, MD, MI


    The Bee on ESPN

    Preliminaries, Wed May 28

    8am and 1:15pm on ESPN3


    Semifinals, Thurs, May 29

    10am on ESPN2


    Finals, Thurs, May 29

    8pm on ESPN


    Ashwin is featured on the home page of

    The National Spelling Bee website.



  • IWA Students at State Science Fair

    Congratulations to the following students for their awards at the State Science Fair at The Ohio State University held on May 10, 2014:


    Excellent Rating: Emmett Gala (7th gr), David Ryan (7th gr), Snehi Shah (7th gr)


    Superior Rating: Danny Brennan (7th gr), Andras Juhasz (8th gr), Ashwin Veeramani (8th gr)





  • MathCounts State Results

    Congratulations to our students who competed at the State round of MathCounts!  Out of 200 Ohio students, 8th grader, Kaitlyn Gabric, came in 104th place; and 7th grader, Vince DiFilippo, came in 121st place.

  • Continental Math League Results

    Congratulations to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who participated this year in the Continental Math League Contests (better known as the Euclidean Math).  The highest score that could have been achieved in this contest was 30 points.  Within our school, here are the top 6 students in each grade level.


    8th grade:  Ashwin Veeramani (29), David Muller (27), Kaitlyn Gabric (26), Michael Kuznik (25), Matthew Trickett (25), and Jessa Nauman (25).


    7th grade:  Vince DiFilippo (25), Julia Hontaruk-Levko (20), Halle Rogers (19), Erica Esper (19), Michelle Rings (18), and Alexander Griffiths (18).


    6th grade:  Leah Smith (28), Robert Pafford (26), Thomas Deucher (24), Mat Kall (21), and Daniel Kimnach (20).


    The top 5 students to earn metals are Ashwin, David, Kaitlyn, Vince, and Leah



  • IWA Wins Classroom of Champions for

    2nd Consecutive Year!

    On April 9, 2014, our IWA academic team of Ashwin Veeramani, Will Deucher, and Aidan McCaffrey was victorious with a final score of 430 versus St. Christopher and Harding Middle School of Lakewood at the St. Edward Classroom of Champions finals. This is the second year in a row that the IWA Classroom of Champions team has won the year’s finals!  Read more...



  • Orchestra Excels at Ohio Music Association Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest

    Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade musicians who participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Jr. High Solo and Ensemble Contest at Cuyahoga Community College West on Saturday, April 12. Our 14 students played 20 solos and in 6 small groups at the event that involved students from 30 area schools. They received 23 Superior and 2 Excellent ratings. Read more...

  • IWA 8th Graders Choose Their High Schools

    Congratulations to the Class of 2014 who were accepted to their first-choice high schools!  Our IWA students will continue their educational careers at:

    Beaumont (2)

    Brunswick (1)

    Columbia Station (1)

    E-Tech University (1)

    Holy Name (3)

    Lakeridge (1)

    Magnificat (8)

    North Royalton (1)

    Padua (6)

    Rocky River (1)

    St Edward (5)

    St. Ignatius (14)

    St. Joseph Academy (6)

    Strongsville (1)

    University School (1)

    Walsh Jesuit (2)


    (Number of IWA students attending)



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