Padua's patron, St. Francis of Assisi once said, "Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words." Padua students live this philosophy through servant leadership, a core value at our school. At Padua, we teach the importance of actions as a reflection of faith. We believe that an educated young woman has a responsibility to give back to the community.
Beyond the doors of Padua Academy, each student is given an opportunity to serve members of the local community who are in need. Padua's Learning Through Service program helps students realize the value of service to others and recognize their responsibility for global stewardship. Service projects instill leadership, self-discipline, and social cooperation; furthermore, they encourage students to develop effective decision-making skills and personal accountability. Padua students serve the community with humble enthusiasm, earning recognition for Padua Academy through The Jefferson Awards - Deloitte Youth Service Initiative.