Be a Bruin for a Day!
The most helpful tool our students have found in making their high school decision is the “shadow day.” Our students say this is the day that helped them decide to attend Padua Franciscan.
The Be A Bruin Shadow day allows your child to experience a typical day at Padua. Your child will be matched with a Padua student that shares your child’s interests and he or she will attend classes, have lunch, and get a personal tour. A typical shadow day lasts from 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shadowing for 8th graders begins on September 7. Registration is now open in your MyPad parent portal.
If you do not have a MyPad account for your child, please complete an Inquiry Form. Questions about MyPad? Click here!
Recent comments from Padua students:
“When I shadowed Padua, the very first thing I noticed was how welcoming of a school it is. All of the students and teachers greeted me and I felt like I had been going there for years. Padua is like a family to me and a second home. I love being apart of a great community and being able to make Padua a better place.” —Becca Cigany ’23
“I love walking in the door each morning and remembering why I am here. I am here as a mentor, student, and believer in Christ. Although I mainly chose Padua for the Performing Arts perspective, I love how people say good morning and sense of a welcoming community. I am lucky to be a Padua student!” —Jacob Meyers ’24
“I chose Padua because when I shadowed I really felt a sense of belonging and I could see myself being a student here.” —Ava Ornas ’23
“The things I loved most about Padua were meeting tons of amazing people in all grade levels and having such an amazing staff to help me get through my high school years. It went by way too quickly. Don’t blink!” —Jenna Barth ’20
For more information contact:
Mrs. Katie Martin ’08
Director of Admissions
440.845.2444 ext. 123