- Padua Academy is a four year Catholic high school for young women from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
- It is a community rooted in the Gospel and modeled on the values of St. Francis de Sales and St. Francis of Assisi.
- Therefore, we endeavor to provide an academic environment which fosters respect for knowledge and for the uniqueness of individuals in relationship to each other, and which nurtures the whole person while challenging her to accept the responsibilities of global stewardship.
- The goal of Padua Academy is to educate young women in the spirit of love of neighbor flowing from a love of God, rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and modeled on the gentle strength of St. Frances de Sales and the loving respect for creation of St. Francis of Assisi.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||658 students|
|Student Body Type||All-girls|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 19%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||65 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Wilmington Grades: NS-12 | 815 students
2813 W 17th Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 657-8350 1.2 NS-12
- Bear Grades: PK-12 | 1117 students
2801 Del Laws Rd
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 834-8938 13.4 PK-12
I graduated from Padua 3 years ago, and I must admit that I do miss it. I found it fairly difficult when I transferred into Padua my Junior year, mainly because the girls have already formed their friend groups and had already spent 2 years together. I transferred from an all girls' school to Padua so I found it interesting to compare the 2. It was ironic how Padua emphasized " sisterhood" much more than my previous school yet most of the girls did not show it. They were very, very cliquy and unless you were part of a girls' little group they would not associate with you is that really what sisterhood is? At my old school it was not unheard of to sit with or talk to girls who were not in your " group " I also felt judged rather than welcomed when I was considered the " new girl " Aside from the poor way that the girls there show sisterhood, I must say that the academics are top notch and the teachers are always there to help you when you are having trouble in school or even if you are having a bad day.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - graduate