905 N. Broom St.
Student-teacher ratio: 12 to 1
Tuition (2011-2012) $10,000
Head of school: Cindy Hayes Mann
Padua offers a college preparatory experience dedicated to the leadership and achievement of young women. Course offerings include television and video production and science fiction literature, to name a few. “Our cutting-edge classroom schedule offers daily flextime for students to complete lab assignments, collaborate on projects, participate in study sessions, and interact one-on-one with teachers,” says Cindy Hayes Mann, the Head of School.