Visit Padua Today

Experience a day in the life of a Padua student

Padua Franciscan uses MyPad, an admissions portal for 8th graders. Students who would like to schedule a visit day with a Padua student will need to complete an Inquiry Form first (unless you already have a MyPad account for your student).  

Click here to complete an Inquiry Form (unless you already have a MyPad account).

You do not need to complete an Inquiry Form if you already have a MyPad account.

  • Eighth graders are invited to visit from September 9 – April 20.
  • Transfer students are invited to visit from September 9 – May 12.

Recent comments from Padua students:

“I chose Padua because it seemed to be the best school for me to thrive both academically and athletically. I love so many things about Padua, but if I had to narrow it down, I would say I just love the family atmosphere that Padua provides! I have changed in so many different ways, but my biggest change is my faith. Padua does an excellent job of allowing its students to explore and grow in their faith.”–Cameron Drum ’18 

 “I heard about Padua when Mrs. Shuman came to talk to my class in eighth grade. I came to Padua the following year as a shy freshman with a few close friends. Now, I am on the homecoming court and I know almost everyone in the school. Being at Padua is a “really cool” growth experience. I’m much more outgoing and so grateful to my friends at Padua for facilitating this change. I have had really great teachers throughout the past four years and I have found that great teachers make it easy to learn and to want to learn.”—Daniel Doucette ’18

“I have always loved the spiritual and welcoming atmosphere of my Catholic grade school. The minute I shadowed at Padua I felt the same comfortable vibe. I was also intrigued by the MedTrack program and I could not wait to learn more. I am involved in many clubs from student government, sports, foreign language, to helping in music, ministry, liturgy, and art.  I have grown academically with the help of my caring teachers and the rigorous coursework. I have learned key concepts and values that will take me far in life.”—Alaina Ricciardi ’18

“Padua has challenged me to create a new chapter in my life where I not only grow as an individual, but also as a member of our community. I’m taking more confident steps because of the mentors and friends I’ve made. — Erica Stegens ’18

“The Franciscan education I received and the experiences I had at Padua absolutely molded me into the person I am today. At Padua, I met faculty that turned into friends and friends that turned into family. I fell in love with the Franciscan way and my faith flourished more with every year I attended. I am so grateful for the sacrifices my parents made for me to attend Padua. My husband and I cannot wait to give the same gift to our own children, who as young as they are, already feel a part of the Padua family.” – Jamie (Lamb) Merold ’02 

For more information contact:

Mrs. Ann Marie Frattare ’94
Director of Admissions
440.845.2444 ext. 184