What are the school hours?
For Grades K – 8, the school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. For students in our half day Kinder Prep program, the school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. For students in our Full Day Kinder Prep program, the school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
What is the average class size?
Enrollment is capped at no more than 20 students per classroom in Grades K – 2, no more than 22 students in Grades 3 – 5, and no more than 24 students in Grades 6 – 8. Our Kindergarten classrooms also have a classroom aide who works alongside the teacher.
In Grades K – 8, the teacher to student ratio is approximately 1 to 18. Kinder Prep has a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 14, or 1 to 16 with a classroom aide who works alongside the teacher.
What is the cost of tuition?
Tuition for Grades K – 8 for the 2023-2024 school year is $6,000. Tuition for our Half Day Kinder Prep Program for the 2023-2024 school year is $4,290. Tuition for our Full Day Kinder Prep Program for the 2023-2024 school year is $5,975. Kinder Prep enrollment also requires a 10% deposit to secure a child’s seat in the program. The deposit is applied against the tuition.
There is also a yearly Registration Fee of $225 per student.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no fee to apply for admission to Incarnate Word Academy. You can complete an application by clicking here.
Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
Yes, Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance is provided through The de Matel Scholars Program for students in Grades K – 8. Full and partial tuition scholarships are available for qualified students. Financial awards are based on financial need as determined through the financial aid application process administered through FACTS. Funding for the de Matel Scholars Program is made possible through a combination of endowed scholarships, Diocesan Tuition Assistance, EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion scholarships, and the Cleveland Scholarship.
Do you accept the EdChoice or EdChoice Expansion Scholarships?
Yes. Incarnate Word Academy is an EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarship provider.
Do you accept the Cleveland Scholarship?
Yes. Incarnate Word Academy is a Cleveland Scholarship provider.
Do you offer transportation?
Bus transportation is available for students who live in Berea, Middleburg Heights, Independence, North Royalton, Parma and Strongsville. Additional information can be provided by contacting the school’s main office.
Is before or after school care available?
Before Care is available to all K – 8 students on school days between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.
Our after care program, known as Extended Day, is available for students in our full day Kinder Prep program and students in Grades K – 8. Extended Day is available from the time of dismissal until 6:00 p.m.
Students in our Before Care and Extended Day programs will be supervised in a classroom where they may work on homework, enjoy a snack and outdoor time, and play and talk with friends.
What clubs or activities are offered?
Incarnate Word Academy is proud to offer our students a variety of extracurricular activities designed to complement the curriculum. Band and orchestra, CYO sports, and an array of clubs are available to students in Grades K – 8. Click here to view a list of available clubs.
Are auxiliary services provided?
Auxiliary Services are provided to Incarnate Word Academy in partnership with McKeon Education Group, Inc. An intervention specialist, tutor and STEAM building leader and a guidance counselor are on site.
Do you have to be Catholic to attend IWA?
Incarnate Word Academy is proud to recruit and accept students of all faiths that demonstrate a commitment to academics and value IWA’s approach to education. Incarnate Word Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.