Veritas Et Fidelitas!
Since our founding in 2003, Padre Pio Academy has had plans to extend our program to high school grades. While our 8th-grade graduates have always been accepted into the high schools of their choice, our families asked us to revisit the idea of adding to our foundation. We began with ninth grade in fall 2014, added a tenth grade for fall 2015, and will build new grades each year to accomodate growth and ensure a graduation class of 2018.
The high school is a continuation of the classical trivium geared toward the age of rhetorical learning. We provide our students with solid Catholic catechesis while satisfiying the state of Ohio's high school graduation credit requirements.
Central to the curriculum is the Humane Letters Course, which encompasses the religious, philosophical, civic and literary contexts crucial to the study of Western Civilization. Through the analysis of historical primary source texts and literature that corresponds with the timeline, students practice critical examination and learn to draw conclusions from their studies. Methodology includes lectures, civil discussion, and presentations, with comprehensive written tests. Material is structured chronologically from ancient and medieval history, culminating in American Government and Economics during Junior and Senior years.
No program can truly be classical without the study of Latin, which is a requirement for all students. Also required is rigorous work in Mathmatics, Religion, and the Sciences. Fine Arts offerings include choral music through study and participation in the PPA Schola, and our Drama program.
A variety of elective foreign languages include: French, Spanish and German. We also offer a range of mini-semester intensive course electives in subjects such as American Historical Documents, Financial Literacy, Music Theory, Health, Physical Education, Visual Art, Studio Art, and much more.
A copy of the course schedule for is available by request.
Please see our Admissions page for a High school tuition schedule.
Call to arrange a visit: 216-571-0174.