I cannot say enough about the education I recieved from IWHS! The modular schedule really forces you to learn time management skills! Academically I felt really challenged in a positive way and if ever I needed help or clarification on an assignment the teachers always helped and made sure I understood. The school offers Pre- AP and AP classes in the event that the regular curriculum is not challenging enough. IWHS also partners with UIW and offers some college level courses for students to take and begin earning college credits! IWHS also has tow really neat programs to make the students really feel like they belong to a family. The first is the Big Sis/ Lil Sis program where a seasoned Senior student and brand new Freshman student are paired up for the year. My Big sis was amazing! She passed on a lot a insider intel to me and made sure I was doing alright in my transition to the intense world of high school. I loved being a Big sis my senior year and getting little knick knacks for my Lil Sis and helping her find her niche at IWHS. My Lil Sis and I are still really good friends! The second program I found helpful is the Fish Tips program! In this program teams of Sophomore students help guide the freshmen through their first semester of high school. I loved their classes! They answered our questions and made us feel like we could come to them at any time if we didn't know something. I loved the All- Girl environment of IWHS! The focus was truly on studying and extra-curriculars! I think the fact that IWHS student wear uniforms and hardly wear make-up really help to keep the students from becoming obsessed with their outward apparence and the superficial aspects of being a teenager. I loved coming to school everyday at IWHS! Oh and if your daughter likes to sing she MUST look into joining the IWHS Choir. Mary Ann De La Garza directs the choir along with teaching Algebra. She is by far the best teacher I have ever had and being a part of the Choir and Madrigals was the BEST part of high school. Dela (as we call her) helps you be your best in both acadmeics and as a person. Incarnate Word is the best education by far for young women. They truly prepare you for college and ensure that the time spent there will be rewarding and memorable!
We have been here almost 3 years. Our son has grown from shy to confident. He has learned how to read and is now beginning to write and he is only 4. Additionally, when we have parent lesson nights, he loves to show us new things he has learned in class, whether it is a new song, the letters of the alphabet, his numbers, or that he is now learning Spanish. He constantly refers to his classmates as "friends" and looks forward to seeing them every day. All of his teachers are involved with growing the children and it feels more like a family than just a regular school. Ms. Rosemary, his current teacher, has been teaching for more than 30 years, is a published author, and her love for teaching and children is evident. Ms. Inez, his first teacher, has been teaching for more than 10 years, is always laughing and smiling and the children respond to her. The Director, Ms. Lage, has over 35 years of experience and is wonderful. She has a daily presence at the school and is committed to ensuring that Pinnacle exceeds parents expectations. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to see their child grow in a warm, fun, and welcoming environment. A very satisfied parent (Eric)
MY 6 YEAR OLD ATTENDED KELLEY ELEMENTARY. I WAS SKEPTICAL AT FIRST BUT I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE END RESULTS. MY DAUGHTER HAD AN AWESOME TEACHER "MS. LUMMUS," SHE IS A VERY DEDICATED TEACHER WHO TAUGHT MY DAUGHTER HOW TO LEARN. MY DAUGHTER LUVS THIS SCHOOL. FROM THE FRONT OFFICE, CAFETERIA, CUSTODIANS, TEACHERS, TEACHERS AIDE, NURSE, ATTENDANCE, ASSISTANT TO THE PRINCIPAL THEY ARE COURTEOUS AND REACH OUT TO HELP IN ANY WAY. MOST OF ALL, THE STAFF AT KELLEY WELCOMED MY DAUGHTER TO VOICE HERSELF AND CONCERNS! SHE ACTUALLY MADE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE PRINCIPAL AND AFTER THEY MET, THE PRINCIPAL LISTENED & FOLLOWED UP WITH MY DAUGHTERS CONCERNS. WOW! AN AWESOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. MY DAUGHTER IS VERY ENGAGED AS WELL AS THE STUDENTS IN HER CLASS. ONE GREAT HIGHLIGHT WILL BE THE GREAT FORTHCOMING PLAYGROUND THIS SCHOOL YEAR, REALLY EXCITED!! LUV IT, YOU GOTTA GIVE IT A TRY BEFORE SAYING NO. FROM FIRST GRADE MOM