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Padua's school motto, "Suaviter sed Fortiter," translates as "Softly, but Strongly" and describes the qualities of an educated woman: nurturing and responsive to the uniqueness of others, yet purposeful and determined, accepting a responsible role in the global community.

Recent News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Padua Commissions 2022-23 Student Council

    On Thursday, September 29, the entire student body, faculty and staff officially welcomed the newest members of Padua's Student Council in a lovely installation ceremony led by Ms. Manganiello.
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  • Shannon Salerni '23 Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Padua Academy is proud to honor senior Shannon Salerni who has earned the prestigious title of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.
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  • Padua Soccer Maintains Their Reign Winning 12th State Title

    Congratulations to our D1 Padua Academy Soccer Team for bringing home their 4th consecutive and 12th overall, Delaware State Title! The team won in a penalty-kick shootout, 3-1 , beating Middletown HS. 
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  • 2022 St. Francis de Sales Medal Recipients

    Last week at the 2022 St. Francis de Sales Awards Convocation, the Most Reverend William E. Koenig, Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, honored our amazing seniors with the St. Francis de Sales Medal. A Saint Francis de Sales Outstanding Catholic School Senior is recognized for excellence in faith development, scholarship, service and leadership.
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  • Senior Emily Malone Reaching New Heights

    On Tuesday, April 5, students, faculty and staff, and members of Senior Emily Malone's family gathered in the Learning Commons to celebrate Emily's appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. The application process started in February of 2021 and while it's been a long road, Emily has navigated it with exact precision and her hard work has been rewarded.
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