FlynnO'Hara is the exclusive retailer for Padua Academy uniforms. Information about the school uniform policies by class are outlined below.
Introducing the All-New Padua Academy Uniform
Announced March 31, 2023 Effective Fall 2023
After months of design meetings, product testing, deliberation & feedback, we are so excited to introduce the new Padua Academy uniform! Special thanks to our Student Ambassador Team for their time and insight on these decisions. Centered around a custom plaid in the Padua school colors, the new uniform features a collection of products that are both modern and timeless.
List of 4 items.
Incoming students (the class of 2027) must purchase the new Padua Academy uniform. You will not be permitted to wear the old uniform or hand-me-down products to school.
Current students (the classes of 2026, 2025 and 2024) will be allowed to wear the current uniform through graduation, now called the Padua legacy uniform, but any products purchased new must be from the new uniform assortment. You will no longer be able to purchase the old/legacy Padua uniform from FlynnO’Hara Uniforms. To view the specific items in the legacy uniform, visit the class specific link below.
The New Uniform
Please note that some products are being custom built for Padua Academy, including the plaid skirt, the plaid skort, and the varsity sweater. Although you can order these products starting 3/31, they will not ship until July 2023.
Update on new uniform shipping:
As of 7/19/23, FlynnO'Hara is still waiting on inventory to arrive in the 1/4 Zip Charcoal Sweater, the Plaid Skort, and the Plaid Skirt. They expect these items to arrive and ship the week of August 7, 2023. Varsity sweaters were received 7/14/23 and are beginning to ship.
Although one of the best things about our uniform is its durability, please remember that students are expected to look professional at school. If some of your uniform items are on the tired side (think holes in the elbows or knees, frayed hemlines, threadbare fabric, etc.) we strongly urge you to consider purchasing some new products.
FlynnO'Hara are in the process of putting together a guide for us and once received, it will be posted here. The good thing about the variety available with the new uniform is that you can purchase the items that work for your daughter. Additionally, items will be available throughout the year.
We currently contract through The Village Cobbler for shoes (inside Murphy’s Uniforms in Branmar Plaza), 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810, 302-765-3320.
The Village Cobbler will carefully measure and fit each student. Uniform shoes must be ordered through our supplier. Regulation uniform shoes cost $124.00 per pair. (The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $174.00.)Shoes can be picked up at the store or shipped to your home for an additional $9.25. Almost all students are able to wear the same shoes for all four years.
The previous dress uniform was identified as the skirt, white shirt, black sweater and tights. The decision about whether we will have a dress uniform going forward is currently being discussed. Once decided, the answer will be posted here.
Families may notice that in the past few years there are different colors of gray pants that students are wearing. The more recent, dark charcoal pants are part of the Padua legacy uniform. The lighter gray pants are part of our previous uniform update, and not grandfathered in.
The classes of 2026, 2025 & 2024 may continue to wear the dark charcoal gray uniform pants. The light gray uniform pants are no longer acceptable.