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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
Padua Academy is a highly rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Wilmington, DE. It has 658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $12,900 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
905 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE 19806
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Telephone
(302) 421-3739
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1160
151 responses
Average ACT
27
58 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Spirit Assemblies
    24%
  • Big Sister/Little Sister
    19%
  • Winter Ball
    19%
  • Proms
    16%
  • Tree Trim Assembly
    9%
  • Big sister/little sister is stupid don't be fooled
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
658
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Poll
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Padua Academy has done an outstanding job of transforming girls into confident, faith based young women, who are well prepared for the rigors of college life. From day one as a Freshman, Padua starts the college process in their students by instilling the three S's, which are, Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service. The girls are both guided and challenged throughout their 4 years; academically and through the actions of their faith by the initiation of community service, and various service projects that extend beyond the boarders of the United States. Padua Academy also provides international student studies, which allows for a multicultural and global diversity of learning both in and out of the classroom. Although Padua Academy is a little bit of a financial sacrifice from a parent prospective. The end result you will see in your dauther, is priceless!
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Padua Academy focuses on four main policies: sisterhood, service, scholarship, and spirituality. Padua's sisterhood is strong and connects all students no matter what grade. Padua students look out for each other and support each other through difficult times. Padua's focus on service bettered me as a person because it taught me that I need to give back to my community and consider volunteering to help people around me whose needs are not being met. It goes without saying that, as a college prep school, Padua Academy emphasizes scholarship. Most students will take at least one honors or AP course throughout their Padua career. Sometimes the academic stress can be too much, but the faculty does their best to work one on one with students that need help. Because Padua is a Catholic school, spirituality is prevalent. We start all classes with prayer, and we hold mass on holy days. Shared spirituality strengthens the sisterhood of Padua students and brings us closer together.
The sense of community at Padua Academy is excellent, and it truly was like a home to me. The focus on service and faith was extremely refreshing. Many of the teachers are excellent at what they do, and really care about the success of their students. However, current administration is trying to overhaul the effective mission of the school, and change the culture into something it is not - resulting in some rifts between what the school is and what it is trying to be. The administration puts forth a guise of caring about students, but the end goal is really to get students into colleges that will make the school look good. Administration frequently ignores important issues such as fire safety and lack of electives outside of STEM subjects. If it weren't for the administration, the school would be practically perfect, so you just need to take it with a grain of salt.