Through cultivation of comprehensive educational experiences, APS strengthens the school community and prepares students for success both at Padua and beyond.
The mission to help students develop Seven Qualities of Success serves at the forefront of programming. These qualities are Ambition, Authenticity, Curiosity, Gratitude, Fortitude, Social Intelligence, and Self-Control. The Seven Qualities are cultivated through a curriculum built for Padua students by Padua faculty. The curriculum is shaped around an annual theme.
Each APS group meets regularly throughout the course of the school year. These groups are comprised of approximately twelve students across all four grade levels and one faculty advocate. Senior Big Sisters and Freshman Little Sisters are placed in the same APS group to help strengthen bonds.