Welcome to Padua Academy!

When your daughter was born, your faith in an uncertain world was reignited. You saw hope where there was despair. You saw light where there was darkness and joy where there was sadness, for it was in her eyes that you saw promise. And because of that, you swore you’d do everything in your power to ensure her future was bright.

For almost three-quarters of a century, Padua Academy has been entrusted with helping parents fulfill this promise made to their daughters. Through a highly personalized high school experience, Padua encourages young women to find their individual light, strengthen it and set it free, not just for the world to see, but as a change engine that leaves the world better than they found it.
Yes, it's hard to believe she's almost ready to attend high school, but that’s why we want to make choosing her next step in education a family effort. We are not only a resource for your daughter’s questions but also a partner for you in bringing her dream of a Padua experience to fruition.

Please use the links below to learn more about Padua Academy!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended our 2021 Open House on September 26. 

If you weren't able to join us, please consider scheduling a Shadow Day Visit for your 8th Grader or contact us directly with questions by emailing Mrs. Shana Rossia at srossi@paduaacademy.org.

Contact Us

And for more information or to answer any questions you may have, please contact Shana Rossi, Director of Admission & Alumnae at srossi@paduaacademy.org or 302.421.3765.

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  • Photo of Shana Rossi

    Shana Rossi 

    Director of Admission and Alumnae
    (302) 421-3765
  • Photo of Donna Tomlinson

    Donna Tomlinson 

    Enrollment Specialist
    (302) 421-9133

At the heart of that education are our four tenets:

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  • Spirituality

    We demonstrate our Catholic faith in daily life and encourage our students to pursue spiritual growth.

    In the spirit of St. Francis de Sales, we strive "to be who we are and to be that well."
  • Scholarship

    Through a culture committed to academic excellence, we build a solid foundation that sustains a lifelong love of learning.

    Our challenging curriculum encourages the development of the whole person.
  • Service

    St. Francis of Assisi inspires us to see the good in all creation and to value every person as a gift from the Creator.

    We foster a dedication to love, serve, and care for others in our communities, both locally and globally.
  • Sisterhood

    We are dedicated to the education of young women and support each in becoming all that God created her to be.

    By learning to work together and encourage each other, our students acquire a gentle strength that transforms them into strong leaders.
Spirituality. Scholarship. Service. Sisterhood.