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Learning About Saints Series

()as shared on IWA closed-circuit video morning announcements)


During the month of November, we will learn about some of the modern and popular saints every day as part of our morning video announcements.  Read more...



IWA Alumni Spotlight

Tamara Broderick '99 Named Associate Professor at MIT

Tamara Broderick is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley and will start as an assistant professor in EECS at MIT in January 2015. She received an AB in Mathematics from Princeton University (2007), a Master of Advanced Study for completion of Part III of the Mathematical Tripos from the University of Cambridge (2008), an MPhil by research in Physics from the University of Cambridge (2009), and an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2011). Her recent research has focused on developing and analyzing models for scalable, unsupervised machine learning using Bayesian nonparametrics. She has been awarded the Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal and Citation (for the Ph.D. student on the Berkeley campus showing the greatest promise in statistical research), the Berkeley Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize (for the graduating Princeton senior with the highest academic average).


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  • Safe, nurturing, academic and spiritual environment


    Your child will learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment.  Gospel values are not only taught, but practiced by faculty and staff.

















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    Incarnate Word Academy is the sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word. As a community of learners filled with the Spirit of the Word-Made-Flesh, we are committed to living Gospel values and inspiring academic excellence.














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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 News

  • IWA's SMART Table!

    IWA received its SMART Table! Teachers received training on it yesterday and Mrs. Foutz has already started lessons on it! Many thanks to the following donors whose generous donations made the SMART Table possible: The Biernacki Family, Scott & Lindsey Catanzarite, Michael & Kate Faust, Raymond & Sandra Hong and the SIFCO Foundation.

  • IWA 6th Grade Student Places 3rd in Writing Contest

    Last month, our entire sixth grade class submitted contest entries to the annual Patriots’ Pen essay contest hosted nationally by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The prompt was “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” Essays are first judged at the local level, and in the case of Incarnate Word Academy, our submissions were judged at the Strongsville VFW. From the 304 essays submitted by local sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, three winners were chosen. We are proud to give an enthusiastic Warrior OOO-RAH to IWA 7th grade student, Shay Tanna, who placed third (first and second place winners were eighth graders.) Shay’s third place essay will now move to the District 7 level for judging, along with Aileen Bracken’s essay, which will be forwarded as an alternate. Shay will be honored at a formal banquet in the spring, where he will read his essay to members of the military and be awarded a monetary prize.

  • IWA 4th Grade Student Named Finalist in Poster Design Contest

    Congratulations to IWA 4th grade student, Alan Jayapandian for being a finalist in the Oak Hill Publishing 2014 Constitution Day Poster Design Contest!  His art was one of 39 entries chosen out of thousands of submissions from around the world.

  • IWA Alumni on Holy Name Honor Roll

    Andrew Bleakley '14, Tara Byrne '12, Nicole Camarati '14, Maria Churavy '11, Christopher Cotone '12, Casey Farrell '12, Jordan Felice '13, Katherine Konopka '13, Ashley Rings '12, Nicole Rogers '11, Sean Schieferstein '13, Carmen Stavole '13, Julia Wright '14

  • IWA Alumni on Padua Franciscan Honor Roll

    We are proud of the IWA alumni below who achieved the distinction of being placed on the Padua Franciscan High School HONOR ROLL for the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:

    Jaimie Adams ‘11, Rachel Hill ‘11, Julianna Pavicic ‘11, Emily Szabo ‘11, Kaitlin Compernolle ‘12, Hannah Coyne ‘12, Emily King ‘12, Michaela Thomas ‘12, Brianna Cuddy ‘13, Gina Talerico ‘13, Carolyn Cheich ‘14, Julia Ludwick ‘14, Mark Luszczynski ‘14, Nedas Semaska ‘14, and Caroline Sua ‘14


  • IWA 2nd & 3rd out of 32 at St. Ignatius Brain Brawl!

    On Saturday, October 18th, the IWA Classroom of Champions team sent 3 teams to the 4th annual St. Ignatius Brain Brawl.  Thirty-two teams , divided into 4 divisions, competed against other schools in the first 5 rounds.  The top 8 teams overall then qualified for the finals.  Two of our IWA teams advanced to the final round.  The IWA “A” team of,  Danny Brennan, Vince DiFilippo, Julia Hontaruk-Levko, and Kevin Leneghan defeated Gesu and our  IWA “B”  of  Terrin Akstens,  Alexander Griffiths, Michael Gyekenyesk, Alex Sarsbura, & Nick Saul defeated St. Angela to move on to the semi-final round.  In the semi-final round, it was IWA vs IWA!  With no real loser in the semi-finals, the IWA “A” team advanced to the finals to compete against Lakewood Catholic Academy.

         This is the 4th year that an IWA team has made it to the final round.  Competition was tough and unfortunately, our IWA team met their match and lost to LCA 45 t0 41.   Our team brought home the runner-up plaque to hang in Miss Mileti’s room.

        Special recognition to our other IWA team of Bailey Anderson, Olivia Bradfield, Nimisha Joshi, Maddy Mostoller, and Olenka Tymosch,  who had the opportunity to compete against 6 other schools and then cheered on their teammates in the semifinal and final rounds.

       Miss Mileti and Mrs. Cicerchi are proud of our competitors and their accomplishments after a long 9 hour day of questions and answers.  Super Job! See pics...



  • IWA A Night to Remember is HUGE success!

    The first annual A Night to Remember greeted 200 guests on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  The entire IWA community  was represented as the Sisters, current parents, past parents, alumni, faculty and staff were welcomed to beautiful decorations, fantastic silent auction items and incredible food stations.  Words used to describe the evening? Fun! Exciting! Wonderful! Amazing! After guests watched a video from our IWA students, they were entertained by dueling pianists, T and Rich which got the room rocking.  One could look around the energized room and see the smiles, laughter, singing, and dancing. Read more...



  • IWA Alumni Named National Merit Semifinalists & National Merit Commended Scholars

    Congrats to the following IWA alum!


    National Merit Semifinalists

    Nicole Davessar, Walsh Jesuit High School

    Maureen Rakovec, Hawken School


    National Merit Commended Scholars

    Courtney Bush, Walsh Jesuit High School

    Joseph Unger, St. Edward High School


  • IWA Launches PreKindergarten Program

    History in the making!  The IWA PreKindergarten program opened its doors for the first time yesterday to 18 eager students.  Director & Teacher, Lori Foutz greeted them at their cars and aide, Holly Bleakley, helped them in the door.

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  • 7th Grade Receives Their Dog Tags

    At a beautiful and emotional ceremony on Friday, Sept 5th, the IWA 7th grade received their dog tags as part of their Warriors for Warriors Military Service Project.  The students blessed the veterans who joined them, learned the importance of service to others as well as service to our country, and shared their God-given gifts which may be used to help others. Mrs. Stacey Shalala and Mrs. Mary Mileti led the ceremony.  See pics...


  • IWA Alumni Go To Ireland

    Three IWA graduates, Molly Ryan '11, Annie Brennan '10 & Katie Brennan '07 spent three weeks in Northern Ireland for a Peace Studies Study Abroad program highlighting the countries continuing struggle for peace. Molly attended as a student of the program, Annie served as the program's photography & media intern and Katie, a 2010 graduate of the same program served as a student teacher. Along with their many activities they visited Northern Ireland's Parliament and had private meetings with key government officials, met with the Lord Mayor of Belfast, spent a day at the Police Service of Northern Ireland, as well as took trips to Derry, Carrick-a-rede and Dublin.  More pics...


  • Ashwin Veeramani '14 - Semifinalist In 2014 Broadcom MASTERS

    Ashwin Veeramani '14 has been named a semifinalist in the 2014 Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public. This honor places him among a select group of 300 semifinalists named from more than 6,000 nominees throughout the United States. Past.  Fellow alum, Lisa Criscione '10, had also been involved with this program.


  • 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


  • Incarnate Word Academy Society Members Honored

    The members of the first Incarnate Word Academy Society 2013-14 were honored at Family Mass, Sunday, Sept 7, 2014.  Members of the Incarnate Word Society play an essential role in our school community by demonstrating a commitment to the mission of IWA.  Membership is open to all individuals, companies, and foundations that make a gift of $1,000 or more to IWA during the fiscal year.  We are grateful for their generosity:


    Kenneth and Janine Akstens

    Joseph and Helen Arendt

    John and Laura Biernacki

    Chester Bizga

    Scott and Lindsay Catanzarite

    Catanzarite Family Foundation

    Joseph and Freda Criscione

    Mike and Roseanne Deucher

    Paul and Susan Fredrick

    Gregory and Colleen Galla

    Michael and Kara Hester

    Mark and Linda Iacobelli

    David and Mona Jablonski

    Jesse and Jennifer Keirn

    Tim and Lucy Kulbago

    Peter and Daniela Maragos

    Mary Queen of the Apostles Church

    Gene and Helen Mikel

    Samuel H Miller

    Catherine Noga

    David and Maureen Ryan

    Daniel and Laura Ryder

    Sisters of the Incarnate Word  & Blessed Sacrament

    Gregory and Melissa Skowronski

    Lel and Marianna Somogyi

    Frank and Elizabeth Spencer

    St. Matthias Church

    Nathan and Sarah Suma

    Eva Szathmary

    Alagaiya and Malarvizhi Veeramani

    Tim and Erin Witte

    James and Tomma Zedella

    Brian and Cynthia Zelis


  • 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!



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