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


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.

In cooperation with parents, Padre Pio Academy prepares young people for college but, most importantly, for life by striving for a thorough formation as Catholics -body, mind, heart, and soul. The Academy strives to develop young Catholics who are rooted in truth and virtue, while inspiring them to seek intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic, and physical excellence in all their various school activities. The goals of our mission will be accomplished by:

  • Offering both a Classical and Catholic curriculum, which will be permeated with the Catholic truths.
  • Providing access to Mass, Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Penance.
  • Providing the services of a Chaplain, a priest in good standing with the dioceses.
  • Ensuring and maintaining a well-disciplined environment in which the desire for the truth is fostered and learning occurs and bears fruit.
  • Hiring and forming a highly qualified and dedicated staff.
  • Developing comprehensive sports and extracurricular programs.
  • Cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with benefactors, collaborators, and the community.
  • The cooperation of parents in continuing the teachings and objectives of the school in the home.



"Humility and
 purity are the wings which carry us to God and make us almost divine."

– Saint Padre Pio