Our graduate successes unmistakably illustrate that a Franciscan education is a proven investment in your future. We pride ourselves on providing students with the academic preparation, hands-on experience, and global outlook necessary to stay competitive in their chosen field.
Providing a personal, practical, and pertinent education is what we do at Padua. The success and satisfaction of our students, alumni, and parents clearly demonstrates that we are making good on this promise. This is validated every day with the percentage of alumni who come back to join our staff or parents who continue to volunteer long after their child has graduated. And we will continue to celebrate our mission and vision for the next 50 years. You too can be a Padua success story.
Our students have been accepted to many of the “Best Colleges” listed in U.S. News & World Report: Fordham University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, The Ohio State University, University of Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt University.
The network of friends you establish in high school will continue to grow after graduation. Padua boasts well over 11,000 alumni, who conscientiously stay in touch with one another through reunions, events, an online alumni directory, special projects, and social media.
Padua alumni are successful, philanthropic individuals making a real difference in their communities and the world. here’s what some of them are saying:
Marty Zanotti ‘70
Former Mayor of Parma Heights
“Padua was the foundation that really set the course for my life.”
Antoinette (Thomas) Bacon ‘93
Assistant U.S. Attorney
“Padua taught me that life is all about what you can do to take the talents God gave you and use them to serve others.”
Richard Kramer ‘82
President of Goodyear North America
“There is no substitute for hard work. At the end of the day, it is what the individual does with their skills that matters. It is a matter of opportunities taken.”
Josh Robert Thompson ‘93
Hollywood Comedian, Actor, and Impressionist
“I’ve gotten so far because of the values instilled in me at Padua. I’ll back what I learned there 100%.”
Jennifer (Melchior ) Hansen ‘88
Vice President of Ad Sales Radio Disney
“I loved Padua. A lot of who I am and the work ethic I have comes from my years at Padua.”