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

Julu 18th
New family picnic
9:30 a.m. at West
Flanders Park at
55th & Nieman Rd
in Shawnee.

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.

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. 

 

 

 

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.