Principals Message

September 2017

Welcome back to our WCA students, families and staff. After a year where we made history with our first  graduating class and one of the highest graduation rates in city history, I am expecting an even better year, with a continued focus on high academic  achievement and exemplary behavior that displays Spartan HONOR.  

Congratulations and welcome to our incoming ninth-graders and their families. Your acceptance into the Waterbury Career Academy is a reflection of your hard work and dedication. I am proud of each of you. You are now part of not just a school, but a community based on mutual respect, cooperation, and caring. In this atmosphere, every student will receive the training, knowledge, and social skills to reach his or her full potential.

Finally, congratulations and welcome to our new staff members, who have come from all over the district and the state. You are the best of the best, and I look forward to seeing the results of your expertise.

Let’s have a great year.


Dr. Louis Padua


Waterbury Career Academy High School
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203-574-6000

Fax: 203-578-3929