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Shaw Visual and Performing Arts School (VPA)

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades Pre-K-5
  • 363 Students
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5329 Columbia Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63139
This school is wheelchair accessible

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning:
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning:
Attendance Adjustment Options Undefined
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 9:20am - 4:17pm
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After School Care



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
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Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - All Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
At Shaw VPA, we are dedicated to excellence and innovative collaborations of the arts and academics in a nurturing community.

Quick Facts
  • We offer Dance, Drama and Instrumental Music for all grades preK-5.  

  • We departmentalize in grades 3-5 to prepare students for middle school.

  • We have a pull out gifted program that provides enrichment for our students.

Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 27
Teachers Returning from Last Year 96%
Nurses On Staff Full Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff Full Time
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 363
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian n/a
Black 89.5%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic 1.6%
White 8.8%
Multiracial n/a
Total Students 363
Male 44%
Female 56%
Limited English Proficient n/a
Students With Disabilities 12.1%
Low Income n/a

Education Focus

  • Vocal
  • Instrumental
Visual & Performing Arts
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Drawing/Painting
World Languages
  • n/a
Special Education


After School Clubs
  • Volleyball-Girls
  • Basketball-Boys
  • Soccer-Girls
Visual Arts
  • Flag Football

School Visits &

Application Deadline 11-20-2020
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Enrollment Criteria
  • SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Acceptance
  • Current proof of residency
  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization/physical/shot records
  • Parent/guardian photo ID and Parenting plan/court order or proof of guardianship (if applicable)
Enrollment Contact Lou Kruger
Student Recruitment Office

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