St. Anthony of Padua School

St. Anthony of Padua School is a community of service-oriented Christians united for a value-centered education in the Catholic tradition.
Our uniqueness stems from Catholic beliefs that result in discipline through guidance, openness to one another, and quality education. We strive to provide an environment and a religious education program that are conductive to the growth of the child.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe accept all different disabilities
Year Founded1933

Student Body

Total Students178 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade St. Anthony of Padua School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Navy Pants with Red Polo with Logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$270
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on Church parish and multi-child discount. Please see website.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10
Admissions DirectorAimee Hayes
Admissions AssociateChristine Newton


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, FootballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
4-H Club, Beta Honors Society, Girls on the Run

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Supporters of Flag Football and Soccer

School Notes

  • St. Anthony of Padua School, in partnership with family, church and community, is committed to educating students of all faiths in Catholic values and traditions, helping each one to become the best version of themselves, as God intended, using the guiding principles of our Catholic faith and high-quality academics as the core framework for this commitment, ensuring that each student is nourished body, mind and soul and firmly rooted and formed in deep spirituality, good character, self-confidence and strong intellect.In order to fulfill our vision, the school aims to:provide a caring, friendly, and disciplined atmosphere where the children are happy and attain the highest academic levels possible.impart Christian values and maintain a Christian atmosphere, throughout all our school activities.develop in the children a sense of self-confidence, self-respect and self-discipline to help them to recognize the needs of others and to be able to work with others in a spirit of children develop an enquiring mind and the ability to make reasoned judgements and choices.continue to attract, retain and provide professional development for our teachers and administrators to further the vision of St. Anthony School.provide for the short and long term financial stability of our school, while continuing to provide families with an affordable Catholic education.continue to upgrade our facilities to enable us to meet the demands of the mission of our closely with parents, community members, and all others involved with the school in order to achieve these aims.

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