2015-2016 
School Year
Interested? Call for 
more information
or to schedule a visit  
to shadow a Padre Pio
student at the school.
Space is limited.

913.268.3155

Aug. 22nd
8 am Work Day
Please come &
help us get ready
for the new school
year!
11:30 Fun Day at
Lake Quivira.  Bring
picnic lunch, swim
suit, towel & sun
screen.

Aug. 26th
9 am re-testing of
students. 
All 1st & 2nd
grade students
must come for
reading test!

Sept. 1st
Final Registration
Please bring school
supplies, meet
teachers and pick
up paperwork.

5th-8th grade girls
choir practice from
9-10 am at school.

Sept. 2nd
New student &
family conference.
You will be called
to schedule a time.

Sept. 8th
First day of school.
Blessed Mother's
Birthday.  Join us
for the rosary
at the end of the day.

Sept. 9th
First Mass at 8:15.
Please join us for
our first Mass of the
year.  

Sept. 15th
First day for
Catechesis of the
Good Shepherd.
Pre-school starts
at 9 am.  Please
call the school to
register.  Space
is limited. 

 

 

 

 

Two of the three students who took the National Latin Exam received perfect scores and the third received a certificate of merit for scoring in the top 10%!

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All of our 7th & 8th grade students received Gold Ribbons at the Regional Science Fair and 1 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! 

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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.  

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Catholic to the Core not Common Core

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).  

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Did you know? . . .

The majority of the Padre Pio alumni received college scholarships and are following God's call to married life, accounting, physical therapy, music ministry, education, criminal justice, economics, political science, culinary arts and even discerning a call to the priesthood!

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Parent Testimony 

I would like to share the experience I had this morning at the PPA all school Mass:

During his homily, Fr. Scott asked the kids what they pray to God for.  The majority of our children's hand went up (impressive in itself!).  Before reading further, please take a moment to imagine what your prayers would have been for when you were their age....

The actual four answers were:

3rd/4th grader:  "To help me know my vocation."
1st/2nd grader:  "God's blessings."
3rd/4th grader:  "To heal those who are sick.
"5th/6th grader:  "To save a soul."

Now I can imagine one could find another school whose students might have similar answers given similar circumstances...but I highly doubt it.

A school is not only great because of solid curricula and teachers; it is also great because of parents who mirror true, good and beautiful teaching at home.  So thank you, each and every one of you (teachers, parents, board members, students, etc.) for helping make Padre Pio Academy one of the greatest blessings in my family's life.

Sincerely,

Douglas J. Kisgen

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Archbishop Naumann's Visit to Our School 

Archbishop Naumann visiting with Kindergarten ClassOn October 31, 2011, Padre Pio Academy was honored by a visit from Archbishop Joseph Naumann, to whom we have long been grateful for his kind recognition of our contribution to Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann said Mass for our community in St. Joseph’s Church and then spent time touring our school and meeting our students. It was a very special and unforgettable day for all of us at Padre Pio Academy.

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