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News Archive

2024

  • Student Highlights: Summer 2024

    This summer we are excited to highlight our students' achievements beyond the classroom!  Be sure to check back weekly as we will be updating this section.
  • Padua Night at the Blue Rocks

    What an incredible evening of fun and baseball as Padua Academy took over the Blue Rocks stadium! Students, staff, families, alumnae, and friends came together for this amazing Padua community event.
  • In Memoriam: Anthony N. Fusco, Sr.

    We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family of Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. and to all those who join us in mourning his passing. Anthony's contributions were instrumental during the construction of our building.
  • Welcome Back Weekend

    Join us between Sept. 5th  - Sept. 8th to celebrate 70 years of Padua!  Events include: home Volleyball game, Happy Hour at Kelly's Logan House, 5k race, home Field Hockey game & tailgate, Mass at St. Anthony's church and a Spaghetti Dinner.
  • Screening of A Man for Others

    As part of our 70th anniversary celebration, we celebrated the life and contributions of Father Roberto Balducelli: priest, war hero, builder and miracle worker with a screening of the documentary A Man for Others here at Padua.
  • Graduation 2024

    Congratulations to the Class of 2024, now graduates of Padua Academy! On May 30th, we celebrated the 67th Graduating Class at Abessinio Stadium under perfect weather. 
  • Baccalaureate Mass 2024

    Yesterday, we celebrated our Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2024 at St. Anthony's Church. It was a beautiful moment for our seniors to reflect, celebrate, and give thanks for their journey over the past four years.
  • Catholic Youth Ministry Awards

    On May 21, the Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) of the Diocese of Wilmington honored exceptional contributors to youth ministry within their parish or Catholic school at the Annual CYM Recognition Dinner.
  • Delaware Bridge Design Competition

    Padua Academy made its debut at the 2024 Delaware Bridge Design Competition recently! Our talented sophomores, Emily Glowacki, Juliana Mongiovi, Kasey Nwokobia, and Elena Sangemino (aka Team Sparklers), took on the challenge of crafting an arched truss bridge.
  • St. Francis deSales Award Recipients

    Ten of our amazing seniors were honored with the St. Francis de Sales Medal from the Bishop.
  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian


    Padua Academy proudly announces the Class of 2024 Valedictorian: Abigail Torres, and Salutatorian: Izabel Jipson.
  • Señora Vintigni Recognized

    Congratulations to Señora Jennifer Vintigni, our Department Chair of the World Language Department and Spanish teacher at Padua, for receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award!
  • Global Education - Spain & Italy 2024

    Padua's Spring 2024 trip to Italy & Spain was a success!  24 students and 4 chaperones visit Rome, Florence, Assisi, Madrid, and Barcelona.
  • Yamen Ediae '24 - Robertson Scholar

    We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Yamen Ediae '24 for her remarkable achievement in being selected as a distinguished scholar in the prestigious Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke University.
  • Women's History Month

    To commemorate Women's History Month, we're spotlighting the significant achievements of women across history, as selected by our Social Studies Department.  
  • Alumna Olivia Rubini '17 on The Voice

    Padua Alumna Olivia Rubini's is on The Voice this season and joins Team Legend!
  • Tourette Association of America Youth Ambassador

    Anna Drushler ‘25 is one of this year’s 64 Youth Ambassadors for the Tourette Association of America and shares her personal story.
  • Taking Drivers Ed to the Next Level

    Students in Drivers Education learned key safety tips on interacting with trucks and buses, by VA Tech researcher, Scott Tidwell and got a first hand view of the being inside a truck.
  • Sweet Entrepreneurship: Guest Speaker Daneya Jacobs

    Daneya Jacobs, co-owner of Candy Connections, recently shared her entrepreneurial journey with the Padua Alliance during Black History Month. 
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award

    Congratulations to Anuradha Dole ’25, Yamen Ediae ’24, and Izabel Jipson ’24 for their outstanding achievement in winning the 2024 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award.
  • Mean Girls: The High School Version

    Padua Musical Theatre delivered an unforgettable series of performances with Mean Girls: The High School Version over the past weekend. It was so FETCH!  Be sure to read more about the show.
  • Annie Taylor, Guest Speaker

    Annie Taylor, award winning Foley Editor, visited our class on Acting and Directing for the Stage and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience from her role in the effects department at Alchemy Post Sound.
  • Celebrating 70 Years of Padua!

    Throughout 2024, our community is celebrating seventy years of Padua Academy!  During Catholic Schools Week, we began the celebration for our students with an assembly reflecting on Padua’s history and opening the 1989 time capsule.
  • 2nd SUP Series: Impact Day

    The second SUP Series Event: Impact Day was held at Padua bringing the freshmen classes from Salesianum, Ursuline and Padua together for a day focused on service.  
  • Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification For All

    Thanks to Padua Senior Brynn Fassano's service initiative, all faculty, staff, and students completed Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification on January 4th, with the help of Padua Alumna Val Budischak, Executive Director of EFDC.

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