The Paduan Scholars Program was created for academically and otherwise gifted students who have the potential to work at a very high standard.
The program is named for St. Anthony of Padua, a Conventual Franciscan Friar, renowned for his intellect, strength of character and sure faith. In the tradition of St. Anthony, the Paduan Scholars Program provides talented young men the opportunity to challenge themselves academically and to enrich their lives through the quest for knowledge and understanding.
This curriculum involves innovative instruction, including interdisciplinary and independent study projects, with the goal of helping the student reach his full potential. The Paduan scholars are provided with special enriching activities outside the classroom designed to complement and enhance classroom learning. These activities include: Honors Seminars, Guest Speakers, Field Trips, Independent Study and Internships.