Incarnate Word Academy

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Incarnate Word Academy is a Roman Catholic, private, secondary school for women. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The school is located in Bel-Nor, a suburb of St. Louis, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.


In 1932, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word opened the all-girls high school in response to a need for the education of young women. The first year, the school enrolled thirty-five students. Three additional buildings and seventy-five years later, the school is now home to over six hundred students.


Incarnate has many traditions which are unique to the school. Every homecoming, the four grades compete against each other to gather 'spirit points,' with the grade with the most points eventually winning the 'spirit stick.' The competitions are: trivia, the Big Sit, Junior vs. Senior Powderpuff game, Freshmen vs. Sophomore Cage Ball game, wall decorating, and dress out points. The Saturday of homecoming, the entire senior class toilet papers every junior's house, and vice-versa. Another tradition is the Outstanding Black Achievers assembly, which includes speeches, readings, skits, dance, and step. Finally, Senior Sensation is a series of skits in which the senior class makes fun of teachers, school policies, and other humorous subjects.

Contact Information

2788 Normandy Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-725-5850


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