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About This School

Padua Academy is a private high school in Wilmington. 569 students go to Padua Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Padua Academy is 12:1. Salesianum School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2%
Hispanic 2%
Multiracial 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    OK this is a academic school for girls that are academically advanced. Every year the number of applicants grows. My daughter loves this school however coming from public school I am not sure how much information gathering goes into "accepting' a student. There is a placement test the girls take and I am not sure but I think they base placement soley on these test scores. My daughter missed the next level up for class placement by 2 and 3 points and this was not evaluated by the school they just placed her in the lower level classes. So my daughter who in her public schoo was in the highest level classes and the gifted program is now in low level classes and repeating material that she has already completed. To say she is bored is an understatement! My advice YOU know your child and what she is capable of request changes to her schedule if you feel she can achieve more. This will impact my daughters future classes and college acceptance.

  • (2 years ago)

    The education my daughter received was outstanding. She excelled in college and continues to volunteer. It was money well spent.

  • (3 years ago)

    I now live else where on the east coast and have my children enrolled in another school which is FAR better then Padua Academy could ever dream of being. I felt the school's ideal were to narrow nor was the student body diverse a very basic education and rather old fashion for today's challenges.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can not say enough great things about Padua Academy. My daughter was well prepared for college but also for life. The values and moral principles taught were in line what made her experience so special. My daughter loved the family atmosphere and the belief she is strong but soft still radiates in her life and work. This school is one of the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a Padua parent and an Alum. Great experiences both times. Padua is truly a special place and worth every penny!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshman and I love it. I went to Padua from public school and although it took time in order for me to make a transition I am doing much better then I could have did at a public school. Although it is all girls there is not a lot of drama and when you go there you just feel like it's where you belong!

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from padua 2 years ago and it was the best time of my life.. I absolutely loved the school and the people. The teachers were all willing to help whenever and the sports program was awesome!.. Go padua soccer

  • (6 years ago)

    Padua has excellent sports programs! I have always been impressed by their records. I believe they develop the minds of the next generation of women!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am an upperclassmen at Padua and I love the vast opportunities in courses and activities. There is a lot of school spirt and it is easy to make friends. At Padua I receive a lot of help during my college search and I know I will prepared when I go to college. I could not be happier going here.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is a freshman at Padua and I couldn't be any happier! I absolutely love everything about the school. If your daughter is unsure about attending Padua she should 'shadow' a student so she is able to see what a welcoming involved and wonderful school that it is.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a Senior at Padua and I absolutely love it. I could not have asked for a better school! The school has nine new teachers and they are all wonderful. This school is challenging in the academic area and also in the athletic area. The teachers really care about you and push you to showcase your greatest abilities.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am also a graduate of Padua and I know that because of all the time and attention I received is why I am who I am today. Padua allows you to be your own person an individual but at the same time be apart of the community. All the teachers staff aids are there for you. Padua was one of the best decisions my parents have ever made for me. I thanks them for sacrificing so that I could have the experience and I thank the teachers for caring so much. I would reccomend that you send your girl with a dream because I am living proof it will become a vision.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is attending her junior year now and we are extremely happy with the school. The atmosphere is a very nurturing one where girls entering become respectable young women. The curriculum is of the highest standards and very challenging. I am sure that my daughter will be well prepared for the future.

  • (10 years ago)

    I myself am a graduate of Padua and can honestly say that I don't know where I would be in life if I had gone to my local public high school. There is so much diversity and a safe environment to learn. I wouldn't trade my high school experience for anything in the world. My husband already knows now that our daughter(s) will be going there when the time comes.

  • (10 years ago)

    Padua is a high school that lives up to its motto 'Where girls with dreams become women of vision.' I completely agree. The curriculum is challenging for all and very challenging for those participating in the top level courses. This is a college prep school and the students are prepared before they graduate. This school has stricter discipline than most schools in Delaware but this results in an environment that fosters high expectations high achievement self-descipline and teamwork.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful!...The academic environment is far above other area high schools. The students enter 'girls' and truly do transform into 'young women' before graduation. The teaching staff is committed and sincere. It's obvious that their goal is to educate while creating leaders. A Catholic education is always a sacrafice for parents. However if you choose Padua Academy it's a sacrafice that will be returned many times over. You or your daughter will not be disappointed!

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