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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  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
Telephone
(302) 421-3739

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.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1180
189 responses
Average ACT
27
77 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Spirit Assemblies
    21%
  • Big Sister/Little Sister
    17%
  • Winter Ball
    17%
  • Proms
    16%
  • Tree Trim Assembly
    9%
  • Big sister/little sister is stupid don't be fooled
    5%
  • St. Nicholas Day Candy in Shoes
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
658
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,065
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,400
National
$184,700
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Padua Academy Reviews

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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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I love Padua! The teachers and administration here truly care about the students, they will do everything in their power to help you succeed. The class sizes are great, you really get to connect with your teachers. Heck, I even had a class with only 4 students! Going to an all girl's school may not seem like the best, but trust me you'll love everyone. The sisterhood never dies and friendships will last a lifetime.
Padua prepares students very well for college and you did leave the building with an understanding of how to continue your academic career. However, Padua lacks the space needed to provide for all students and prospective students. It is a small building and it doesn't have any sports facilities other than a gym, on or near campus. The girls are all great and welcoming, but Padua lacks diversity in its student body. However, Padua does create an environment that somewhat resembles a family and you are always welcomed back within its halls. Padua also offers an array of courses and clubs that peak everyone's interest.