St. Francis School Partnership

st francis_BIn response to Bishop Anthony Pilla’s call for solidarity in the region among Catholics in the Cleveland Diocese, Padua began a “Church in the City” partnership with Saint Francis Elementary School on the east side of Cleveland (East 71st St. and Superior Avenue) in the mid-1990’s. Since then, our partnership has grown and blossomed into a well-developed relationship which reaches almost all grade levels at both schools.

Tutoring Program:

  • Weekly Visits for tutoring 8th grade students at Saint Francis, and visiting and playing with the younger students as a part of the extended day program. Most Wednesdays, from 4 to 8 students leave Padua at 3:00 p.m., and return back to school at 5:30 p.m.  Transportation is provided by Padua Bruin Buggy.

Here are some additional links that would be helpful in finding more information about the Church in the City Initiative and other programs in the diocese.
The Church in the City
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Questions or comments contact Mr. Matt Harley.

Email mharley@paduafranciscan.com or phone 440-845-2444 x 132