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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.

  • 2023 National Merit Scholar

    We are #PaduaPROUD of Shannon Salerni '23 for advancing from semifinalist status to being named a National Merit Finalist and winner of the National Merit Mannington Mills, Inc. Scholarship. This corporate-sponsored supplementary scholarship from Mannington Mills is renewable for four years.
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  • Encounter L (50)

    This past weekend, 30 Juniors and Seniors participated in Padua's annual Encounter Retreat, a three-day retreat at St. Raphaela Retreat Center in Haverford, PA.
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  • Engineering Week

    It's a wrap for Engineer Week 2023 on Broom Street! This past week was filled with engineering-themed activities focusing on increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering careers, hopefully sparking some future engineers or solidifying the decision for students already set on this career path!
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  • Students Become the Teachers at Delaware Museum of Nature & Science

    Padua students in the STEM Club and CAD, Engineering Design and Advanced Chemistry courses taught the science behind exhibit components they designed that are currently on display in the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science. 
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  • Grab-N-Go Cafe from Yay Lunch!

    Starting Feb. 21st, Padua faculty and students are now able to fuel up on tasty, ready-to-eat food with the Grab-N-Go Cafe menu from Yay Lunch! 
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