Created by God to Learn, Serve, and Grow
About St. Anthony School
St. Anthony of Padua School opened its doors in 1954 to provide quality education for the children of Akron’s North Hill area. For over 60 years, the dedicated faculty and staff of St. Anthony of Padua School has been committed to teaching and bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to its students.
Respecting the dignity of the individual and sensitive to the needs of a diverse population, St. Anthony of Padua School, a community grounded in the Catholic faith, seeks to inspire its students to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reach their fullest potential spiritually, academically, and socially.
- 2022-2023 enrollment: 207 in grades K-8
- Fully accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
- Full-day Kindergarten
- Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
- K-8 state required classes and religion, music, art, and physical education
- Gr. 4-6 STEM (in partnership with the Akron Zoo)
- Supplemental math program
- Daily prayers and weekly Mass
- After school tutoring
- Classroom equipped with Smartboards for interactive learning
- IPads, Chromebooks, and printers available for students
- Computer classes with a computer teacher
- After School Care program
- Hot lunch program five days a week
- Speech and remedial tutoring services
- All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p.3).
St. Anthony of Padua School, mindful of its mission to inspire students to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
St. Anthony of Padua School:
We believe the purpose of a Catholic school is to help children grow and learn within an integrated faith experience.
We believe that each student can learn and achieve his/her potential by being actively engaged in the learning process.
We believe teachers should be dedicated to increasing student performance while adapting to students” individual academic needs and utilizing current teaching trends and technology.
We believe that teachers should relay standards and objectives for each course taught and implement formal assessment of student mastery for the core curriculum areas.
We believe intervention should result from formal assessment of student achievement and should be designed to correlate to specific student needs.
We believe continuous improvement should be a major goal of teachers in instructing students; administrators in setting the tone/path for the school; and, diocesan/district officials in over-seeing the school system.
We believe administrators, teachers, and parents should work together to promote self-discipline within the students so that they may develop their God-given potential and be prepared for their future roles as responsible members of the Church, local, and global communities.