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
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Noon Dismissal
Nov. 26th-27th NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break!

December 5th
Russell Stover's Fundraiser!
Stop by any Russell Stover's and give
coupon to the store or online and Padre Pio Academy receives 10% of your purchase. Link for coupon on
front page of website. No coupon needed at Merriam Store!

December 6th
Feast of St. Nicholas

December 7th
Celebrate St. Nicholas feast day!

December 8th
Feast of the Immaculate
Conception! NO SCHOOL

December 9th
PIO Mtg at 7 pm Post fundraising
financials will be presented at this

December 12th
St. Lucy's Feast Day!

December 16th
Mid-Qtr reports sent home.
Board mtg 7 pm

December 18th
Caroling at Villa St. Francis
Nursing Home. NOON dismissal
from Nursing Home!

December 21st-Jan. 1st
Christmas Break

January 4th
First day back after

January 6th
Epiphany Party

January 7th
Epiphany Concert Warm-up at 6:15
Concert at 7 pm in St. Joseph's
Church.  Rosary at 6:30 before


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).  

Russell Stover Fundraiser - December 5th

On December 5th, Russell Stover will donate 10% of your final purchase to Padre Pio Academy.  If you shop at the Merriam, KS store on Shawnee Mission Parkway, you do not need the coupon.  If you shop online or at any other store and use the coupon, we will also get 10% of the final purchase.

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.