Skip to Main Content
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

Padua Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Do You Work at Padua Academy? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1190
238 responses
Average ACT
27
99 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Spirit Assemblies
    21%
  • Big Sister/Little Sister
    18%
  • Proms
    16%
  • Winter Ball
    16%
  • Tree Trim Assembly
    9%
  • Big sister/little sister is stupid don't be fooled
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

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.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$58,705
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,618
National
$184,700
  • High Schools
  • Elementary Schools
Schools like Padua Academy
More
Nearby Elementary Schools
More

Padua Academy Reviews

182 reviews
All Categories
Excellent school that prepared my daughters very well for college. They both were awarded huge college scholarships to many great schools. Their college transitions were easy because Padua prepared them so well. They were both involved in many activities at Padua and loved their years there. The sisterhood can not be found anywhere else. For those concerned with no interaction with male students, my daughters had many, many friends at Salesianum. They attended countless sporting events, Salsthon, dances, proms, etc. at Sallies. To this day, they are still friends with many of their Salesianum friends. We are look forward to being back at Padua in two years with our youngest daughter!
Start Your Review of Padua Academy
Rate It!
Coming into Padua, I was a student who did not do well in classes & didn't take school too seriously. I found that Padua pushed me to become an independent student who now puts school above all else. As a freshman, I got Cs & few Bs & graduated with all As & one B. If you go to Padua, you will be challenged academically. This can be great but I feel that Padua makes it very hard to level up in classes. Often, the Honors classes are easier than the college prep class. You need a 94 to level up into a class without a wavier which can be VERY difficult if you have a bad teacher. On the social side, many girls stay friends with the same people they went to grade-school with. I came into Padua knowing no one & I was at a disadvantage finding friends. Most of the girls are polite but can be judgmental behind one another's back. Overall, I'm happy I went to Padua for the academics but wish I went somewhere else for the traditional social "high school experience".
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!