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
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August 20th
Work Day and Family Picnic.  Please come to the school at 8:30 to help get the school cleaned up and ready for the new year.  This will be followed by a picnic around 11:30 and activity for each class with their teacher to get to know all the new students and see your old friends!  Details will be sent out via e-mail.

August 24th
Student Testing.  Please bring all 1st & 2nd grade students for a short reading test to get a baseline for the year.  This is usually a breeze for all those students who read to their parents each night through the summer!  This is also a testing for those students who were identified during the interview process.  You will be contacted if your student needs to come in. 

August 25th
Board Meeting 7 pm

August 30th
Registration and Presentations by classes.  Bring all your school supplies in and pay school fees.  Each teacher will give a 30 minute presentation to the parents regarding their classrooms.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ATTEND.  From 9-10 will be a required practice for the 4th-8th grade girls to practice for our first Mass on September 7th!

August 31st
Parent-Teacher Conferences.  If you are a new family to the school or have a child going in to a classroom with a new teacher, you will be required to come in for a 10 minute parent teacher conference with your new teacher.  This is a great time to talk one on one with the teacher about any concerns or questions you have.  THIS IS MANDATORY TO ATTEND. Sign up schedule will be available in August.

September 6th
First Day of School!



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