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

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Calendar News & upcoming School Events

2016 2017 - 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


May 25th
Book Exchange right after Mass.  Bring in books that you would like to donate or exchange with any parent who could use them.  Please bring all books that your student will use next year to school.  Any book not in the classrooms by the end of the week, will be purchased.  There will be no refund for books brought in at a later date. 

Saint City in the afternoon.  This is a carnival that is put on by the 5th & 6th grade students to benefit the students we adopt through Outbound.  Each activity will cost $.25 or a multiple of $.25, so please send quarters with your children.

May 26th
Board Meeting 7 pm

May 27th
Last day of school!  Field day We will walk to Flanders Park about 9:30.  The Kindergarteners will be driven.  Please leave a booster seat with your K-child.  Padre Pio T-shirts should be worn by all. There will not be popcorn this Friday.  Please only send a snack and water bottle with your child(ren).  Check your e-mail and texts for a cancellation notice in case of rain.  Dismissal will be at 11:30.  Upon your arrival to the park, please sign your child(ren) out with Jenny.

June 1st
Report cards mailed home!

June 23rd
Board meeting at 7 pm at Critter Control on Nieman Rd!  Parents are invited to come and meet the board and ask questions or bring concerns!

June 27th
Auction committee meeting at 7 pm at Chili's Restaurant in Shawnee, KS.  Everyone welcome!  Please save the date for our annual auction November 12th at 5 pm at St. James Academy.

July 23rd
New family picnic!  All new and current families invited to attend.  Details to follow.

July 28th
Board Meeting 7 pm



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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 Compete in the Regional Science Fair

All of our 7th and 8th graders earned a Gold or Silver Recognition and three of our 7th graders received Special Awards in the Science Pioneer's Annual Science Fair!
Congratulations to you all! 

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............