PADRE PIO ACADEMY - Independent Catholic School K-8 - Shawnee, KS (Kansas City)

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Calendar News & upcoming School Events

201602017 - School Year
Interested? Call for more info or to schedule a visit to shadow a Padre Pio student at the school. Space is limited. 913.268.3155


April 11th-15th
Iowa Test of Basic Skills for 2nd-8th grade.  Please make sure your children go to bed on time and have a healthy breakfast.

April 20th
Mass for all Benefactors at 8:15!  Reception in cafeteria following Mass.

April 21st
Board Meeting 7 pm

April 22nd
5th-8th grade sing at Santa Marta.

April 28th
Spring Concert 6:30 pm in basement of St. Joseph's Church.  Everyone welcome!

May 2nd
May Crowning at 8 am!  Everyone welcome!


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Classical Curriculum - Reason, Logic, Rhetoric


At Padre Pio Academy, Catholicism permeates every aspect of the curriculum.  We have never and will never involve our students in unproven educational initiatives such as Common Core.

Our focus is on a classical curriculum rooted in the riches of western civilization, a time-tested method for teaching students how to think, how to acquire knowledge in the classroom, and how to pursue it throughout their lives. 

Most important, every subject at Padre Pio Academy is taught in the light of Catholicism that is wholly in union with the teaching magisterium given to the Church at its founding by Jesus (Matthew 16:18-19).  

We would love to show you our school and explain what makes Padre Pio Academy a great choice for your family.  Schedule an appointment today to see why we are the best kept secret in Kansas City.  Class sizes are limited!

Help-a-thon - Serving Our Community

Our Help-a-thon fundraiser, raised a whopping $27,824.49, which equates to 464.00 service hours our students are committed to serving our community this school year. 

We began this mission by serving at Harvester’s in October.


Padre Pio Alumnus Recognized

We are so proud of our alumni, Richard Santamarina who was awarded a Hispanic national scholar.  Richard was a student at Padre Pio Academy 5th – 8th grade.

7th & 8th grade students earned Gold Ribbons at Regional Science Fair & One was a Division Champion!

Science Pioneer's Annual Science Fair!
All of our 7th and 8th graders earned a Gold Recognition and one of our 8th graders received First Place in the Force and Motion Junior Division and a Special Award from the US Navy and Marine Corps!
Congratulations to you all! 

Two Eighth Grade Students score perfect score on National Latin Exam!  

Congratulations to our graduating eighth grade class who excelled on the National Latin Exam. 

Vision and Mission Of Our School

The Vision of Padre Pio Academy is "Promoting excellence, protecting innocence & inspiring reverence"

The Mission....... In cooperation with parents, Padre Pio Academy prepares young people for their academic and spiritual future by striving for a thorough formation as Catholics, body, mind, heart and soul............

Two of our graduates received the Archbishop's Scholarship to St. James Academy!

Congratulations to two of our four 8th grade graduates who received the Archbishop's Scholarship to St. James Academy.  

According to St. James, this award goes to those who score in the top 1% of all students who take the placement exam.  

We are so proud of you for all your hard work and we will be praying for all of our graduates as they move on to high school.