Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $15,700. Tuition remains affordable due to generous donations from parents, alumnae, and members of the community. Although the actual cost of a Padua education far exceeds the tuition, philanthropic contributions enable students to receive the gift of a Padua education.

Padua Academy offers a variety of payment options to best fit the needs of each family.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Applicants for Padua Academy’s Class of 2023 earned over $350,000 in academic scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who possess a strong academic record and excel on the High School Placement Test. These awards are renewable each year.

Financial aid is based solely on demonstrated need. Any family who believes it is unable to afford the full cost of tuition is encouraged to apply for financial aid. Padua uses School and Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to process financial aid applications.

Based on the financial information a family provides, SSS gives Padua an estimated amount a family can contribute to educational expenses. This enables Padua to make fair and objective financial aid decisions. 

Vision for the Future Aid

Through the Diocese of Wilmington’s Education Trust Fund, Vision for the Future, tuition assistance is offered to children attending Catholic elementary and secondary school whose parents struggle to afford the full cost of tuition.
Funds held within the Trust and restricted to the support of tuition assistance combined with those raised through the annual diocesan Share in the Spirit collection are distributed annually.
Beginning December, tuition assistance application information is made available to interested families through the diocesan elementary and high schools.  Applications are submitted online to FACTS, an independent agent assigned to evaluate the financial need of those seeking assistance.  Low- to middle-income families struggling with tuition expenses are encouraged to apply.

A Padua Academy education is an investment that alumnae fondly refer to as the greatest gift their families have given them.

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