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

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Calendar News & upcoming School Events

2015-2016 - 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

January 29th
Last Day to Order Ribs & Turkey Breasts

School Patron's Party at 11:00
Students have a fun Jeopardy style game to see who can answer the most questions correctly!  The winning team gets pizza.

February 5th
Bump city for those students who reached the individual Help-a-thon goal. 

February 9th
Mardi Gras Celebration!  Students can bring in those items that they will be giving up for Lent to share with everyone!

February 10th
Ash Wednesday

February 12th
Valentine's Party in the classrooms.

Stations of the Cross at 2:40 in hallway.  Families welcome to join us. 

Knights of Columbus shrimp dinner at 5 pm.  We serve desserts.

February 15th
President's Day!  NO SCHOOL

February 16th
Registration for next year due.

February 19th

Stations of the Cross at 2:40 in hallway.  Families welcome to join us. 

Knights of Columbus shrimp dinner at 5 pm.  We serve desserts.

February 21st
Open House from 3:00-5:00

February 24th
Mid-Quarter reports sent home.

February 25th
Board Meeting 7 pm

February 26th
Noon Dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Please schedule an appointment for any teacher that you would like to meet with.

Knights of Columbus shrimp dinner at 5 pm.  We serve desserts.

February 29th
Kindergarten Roundup.  NO KINDERGARTEN CLASS TODAY.  Appointments required for any potential incoming Kindergarten student. 

New student testing form 3:30-5:00.  Please call the office for reservations.


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).  

Barbecue Fundraiser - Put our BBQ team to work for you for the Super Bowl!

Click (Here) to order your spare ribs or turkey breast online

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. 

Mission Of Our School.

The Mission of Padre Pio Academy (grades K - 8th) as a private school loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church consecrated to the Holy Mother of God, and committed to proclaiming the sacredness of all human life, is to serve, supplement, and support families in their primary mission of educating their children....

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.  

Archbishop's Naumann
Visits Padre Pio Academy.

Archbishop Naumann visiting with Kindergarten Class in October 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.