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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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.

 

 

Philosophy of Education

In its Declaration on Christian Education, the Second Vatican Council stated clearly that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children, and that "their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.”

Pope John Paul II elaborated eloquently on that concept in a document called Familiaris Consortio, stating that "the right and duty of parents to give education is essential...it is original and primary with regard to the educational role of others...it is irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others."

In acknowledging these fundamental truths about education, Padre Pio Academy seeks to assist parents in the formation and education of their children by providing an atmosphere that compliments the same Christian spiritual, intellectual, moral, and physical formation that the students receive at home. Thus the school in cooperation with the parents ensures a well rounded education for each student who attends Padre Pio Academy.

We also believe that a true education should extend beyond the imparting of factual knowledge. Students also need to be given the tools necessary for acquiring knowledge on their own, whereby enabling them to live life more fully. Among those tools are the ability to reason, to reach informed conclusions, to articulate conclusions and persuade others to understand and even subscribe to those conclusions.

The educational techniques employed at Padre Pio Academy have been used for centuries in both European and American schools to train the minds of influential men and women who have fashioned Western civilization. Tried and true, it is a method that can only continue to produce graduates capable of excellence in the many facets of life, fully armed to meet the modern challenges of our secular culture.

The success of such an educational endeavor depends largely on cooperation between school and parents in setting and maintaining high academic and moral standards for students. Those standards, founded in Gospel principles, are key to building a life of virtue. Through the balanced integration of our Roman Catholic faith and direct experiences of learning, life, and service, Padre Pio Academy can graduate students well prepared to serve as Christian role models and leaders in both our secular and church communities.