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

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PAPERWORK
IS DUE NOW!
 

February 26th
Board mtg
Parent's meet &
greet at 7 pm. 

February 27th
Noon Dismissal for
Parent-Teacher
Conferences.  Call
to schedule an
appointment. 

Desserts for 
shrimp dinner. 

March 1st
St. Joseph Table
at St. Joseph's
Church with
spaghetti dinner.

March 6th
Stations of the
Cross at 2:40.
All are welcome. 

Desserts for
shrimp dinner. 

March 11th
Science Fair at
Union Station.

PIO mtg 7 pm

March 13th
End of 3rd qtr

Stations of the 
Cross at 2:40.
All are welcome.

Desserts for 
shrimp dinner.

March 15th
St. Patrick's 
parade in
Shawnee.  
Serve desserts

March 18th
Honor roll
ceremony

March 19th
St. Joseph's
Feast Day
Pasta Lunch
served at 11
with St. Joseph's
Table.

March 20th
Stations of the 
Cross at 2:40.
All are welcome.

Desserts for 
shrimp dinner.

March 23rd-
March 27th
ITBS testing
all week.

Please make
sure your student
gets plenty of
rest and eats
breakfast! 

March 25th
Board mtg 7 pm

March 27th
Stations of the 
Cross at 2:40.
All are welcome.

Desserts for 
shrimp dinner.

 

 

A Brief History of Padre Pio Academy

 

A school is born.

Padre Pio Academy began with the desire of five local families to found a school that would provide their children with a traditional Catholic education, firmly rooted in the magisterium—the official teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Drawing on traditional resources such as the Baltimore Catechism and focusing on the importance of the Mass in Catholic life, the founders of Padre Pio Academy developed an academically rich K-12 curriculum and a nurturing, Christ-centered atmosphere in which to learn.

 

A patron is chosen.

Many of our original board members had a strong personal devotion to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Italy, whose cause for beatification was pending at the time of the academy’s founding. He was chosen as our namesake and patron out of a strong belief that his intercession would be instrumental in getting our school off the ground. And intercede he did. By June of 1999 Padre Pio Academy was legally incorporated, welcomed its first student the following August, and received tax-exempt status in October of the same year.

 

An idea is refined

Over the years, Padre Pio Academy has had the blessing of educating hundreds of children who have walked through our doors.  Many of our alumni have received scholarships to both high school and college!  All of the students, who have taken the rigorous Latin classes at the school have been placed in advanced Latin classes in high school.  The majority of our students are placed in Honors classes their freshman year.  Many of our alumni are married having children of their own and continuing the tradition of a solid Catholic education for their children.  Some of our alumni have even considered a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.  We love these children as if they are our own and consider ourselves blessed that the parents have entrusted their most precious gifts to us.

 

A dream continues.

Today, our namesake is honored throughout the world as St. Pio of Pietrelcina—and continues to intercede for us. Our beloved Padre’s prayers have led many supportive people and organizations to us at times when we have been sorely in need of help. Most importantly, he continues to lead our faculty, staff, and families to Jesus through His Mother Mary, to whose Immaculate Heart Padre Pio Academy is consecrated.