The Admissions Process

During any given school year, Padua is home to Pandas representing 4 states and numerous countries. The best way to learn more about your daughter's future at Padua is to schedule a Shadow Visit Day for your 8th Grader. This year's Open House took place on September 26 but if you missed the big event, please contact Mrs. Shana Rossi about scheduling a time for your family to visit us on Broom Street!

Admission to Padua Academy is based on a metric that includes, but is not limited to, a student's performance on the High School Placement Test and her elementary school record. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.

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  • Fill Out Our Inquiry Form

    By filling out the Padua Academy Inquiry Form, you are a step ahead, should you choose to submit an application for the 2021-2022 school year OR the High School Placement Test (HSPT). 

    --> Fill Out the Inquiry Form
  • Visit Padua Academy

    There's no better way to learn more about what it's like to be a Panda than by scheduling a Shadow Visit Day.

    Padua's Shadow Visit Days allow prospective 8th Graders to "Be a Panda for a Day." Mrs. Rossi pairs 8th Graders with a Padua student who shares their academic and extracurricular interests. Visitors spend an entire day with their assigned Padua student(s), giving them a hands-on experience of what high school here on Broom Street is really like!

    --> Schedule a Shadow Visit Day
  • Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Course

    Padua Academy also offers a course to help 8th Grade girls better prepare for the High School Placement Test (HSPT), lessen any anxiety they may have about taking the HSPT, and learn effective test-taking skills and strategies. Unfortunately the deadline has closed to register for this year's Prep Course, taking place Oct. 16 and 30.

    HOWEVER, registration for the High School Placement Test is still open AND, only one month away!

    --> Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)
  • Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

    Padua's High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be taking place on both Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14.

    --> Register for the HSPT
  • Submit Application & Required Documents

    Login to Padua's OnCampus to access the admissions checklist. From this checklist you will be able to fill out an application and upload important documentation. 

    The following items must be completed through the OnCampus checklist by December 1st, 2021:
    • Submit an Application for Admission
    • Upload profile picture for Prospective Panda
    • Submit Extended Time Testing documentation if you are requesting accommodations for the exam
    • Upload final 6th and 7th grade report cards, 6th and 7th grade standardized test results, and 1st term 8th grade report card 

Contact Us

Should you have any questions about applying or transferring to Padua, please contact Mrs. Shana Rossi, Director of Admission & Alumnae, at, or by calling 302.421.3765.

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    Shana Rossi 

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

    Donna Tomlinson 

    Enrollment Specialist
    (302) 421-9133
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