Founded in 1954, Padua Academy offers Catholic, college preparatory education to girls. The school enrolls more than 600 students, and offers various educational and enrichment programs for students in grades nine through 12. Its curriculum includes English, social studies, mathematics, foreign languages, business studies, science and technology, health education, religious studies, fine arts, music and physical education. Padua Academy also offers advanced placement courses in English, American history, calculus, statistics and chemistry. It has athletic teams for various sports, including basketball, hockey, cross-country, soccer, softball, volleyball and swimming. The school also offers extracurricular activities for students, such as junior and senior prom nights, winter ball, youth rallies, and student council. Padua Academy is located in Wilmington, Del.