Never would we have imagined in May that we’d be returning to our home on N. Broom Street in August. But after months of careful preparation by the faculty and staff of Padua Academy, the school year is set to begin using our Blended Learning Model on September 8th.
On Thursday, August 6, the DIAA Board voted to delay the start of sport seasons with a condensed season model that will begin in December. Under this new proposal, the Winter Season would start in December, followed by the Fall Season in February, and the Spring Season in April. At this time, the exact start dates have not been determined. There is a Department of Education meeting on August 14 where this proposal will be discussed further. Therefore, the August 17 fall sports tryout date has been canceled.
Thank you for your unwavering patience during these difficult times. As parents ourselves, the teachers and administrators of Padua fully understand the challenges associated with ensuring your child is still receiving a quality education during these less than ideal times.
This morning the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wilmington made a determination on their back-to-school guidelines for elementary and secondary schools.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to compile your concerns and ideas regarding racial disparity at Padua Academy. We are committed to fostering a learning environment where everyone feels safe, heard, affirmed, celebrated and loved. We must and will do more, and invite you to be part of this process.
Congratulations to Sonia Srinkanth '20 who was officially deemed a 2020 National Merit Scholarship winner by the NMSC. The scholarship is valued at $2,500 and was awarded to only 2,500 students out of the competitive pool of 1.6 million students from across the United States.
Sixty-five years of faces, familiar and new, filled Padua Academy on Saturday, January 11. Over two-hundred members of the Padua Community gathered together to celebrate our historic institution’s 65th Anniversary.
For almost three-quarters of a century, Padua Academy has been entrusted to helping parents fulfill this promise made to their daughters. Through a highly personalized high school experience, we encourage young women to find their individual light, to 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.