Picture Day for seniors as well as for grades 9-11 will be on Friday September 20th. Information and photographers vary based on grade level, please read the information below carefully.



Our Official Senior Photographer is Thomas Cooke Photography. In return for being designated as such, the studio provides substantial services and financial support to your Patavium yearbook, athletics, development and our social media campaigns. Thomas Cooke Photography was selected not just for these services and financial support, they were selected primarily for the quality of work they provide to our seniors. Their studio is one of the most successful in the greater Cleveland area. Mr. Cooke (‘75), and the staff are friendly and cooperative. They are also experienced in the procedures and timetables needed to get hundreds of seniors photographed by the yearbook’s important deadlines. 

Please Note: 

  • All of our seniors are photographed by the same studio to ensure uniformity in the picture size, color, and background. 
  • There is no charge to the students for this service. Thomas Cooke Photography will be taking Yearbook photographs at the school on the noted picture day, with retakes on approximately one month later. 
  • Pictures will be taken during English classes unless there are situations that require them to be taken before school. (examples, students who take English off site, students who are leaving early for sporting events, etc). 
  • Each student will have several poses taken to ensure that we receive a great yearbook photo. You will be able to select your favorite pose online, and it will be professionally retouched and used for inclusion in the yearbook and class composite. 
  • The yearbook photo shall be taken at no charge. For your convenience, special packages will be available if parents would like to order any photographs. 
  • Clothing guidelines for the Yearbook photo are listed below. These guidelines are meant to guarantee uniformity, not only in the Yearbook, but in the Senior Composite which will hang permanently in the school. 
  • As the picture will be taken during the school day, you may either wear your dress shirt all day, or you may quickly change for the picture. 
  • The phone number for the studio is 440-238-5899. You can also visit their website at


Suit, dress shirt and tie, OR Sport coat, dress shirt and tie, OR Sweater, dress shirt and tie. Light colored shirts are best. Hair and grooming must conform to the Padua Franciscan High School Dress Code. Hair length at shoulders or above, NO facial hair, and NO earrings.


Modest Sweater OR blouse in light color. No spaghetti straps or sleeveless shirts. Shoulders must be covered.  Avoid prints and plaids as they don’t photograph well. As this picture will be taken from the waist up, dresses are not recommended. However, if you do wear a dress, then bring it with you and put it on for the picture. You will return to your school uniform after the picture is taken.   


Pictures for grades 9-11 and faculty/staff are taken by Ripcho Studios of Cleveland.

Pictures will be taken during English class and all students should be in Padua dress polo, no sweatshirts. Pictures should be ordered online prior to the pictures or students should bring their completed form and check the day of pictures. A link to picture information will be provided closer to the date.

The Padua Franciscan High School yearbook, named the Patavium, is a fall release book which covers the entire school year from the first day of school through commencement.  The yearbook is pre-ordered from Jostens starting in the fall and ending in April. Books are traditionally mailed homed by the first week of August. A small number of extra books will be available in the General Office starting in September on a first come first serve basis. Senior recognition ads can be placed through Jostens to celebrate students’ accomplishments. Click the Jostens logo below to purchase your yearbook or to place a senior recognition ad.

Are you interested in tracking down an old yearbook? We have a selection of old yearbooks available to the public, just email the yearbook editor Mrs. Rosie Green at to inquire about years and arrange shipping.