Nance Elementary School

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      • Nance School




        8959 Riverview Blvd.
        St. Louis, MO 63147
        Office 314-867-0634
        Fax 314-244-1847

        Principal: Dr. Tyler A. Archer
        Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
        Grades: PK-6

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        Nance Elementary has been named a 2024 State and National School of Character! Schools named a School of Character have demonstrated a focus on character development which has positively impacted academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.


        In the 2024 nationwide evaluation process, conducted by, 87 schools were named State Schools of Character and just 73 schools were certified as National Schools of Character. This recognition is given to schools and districts that have achieved a standard of excellence in the area of character development through their exemplary implementation of’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, a framework for whole-school improvement.


        This is a tremendous achievement for the Nance community! Nance is the first ever school in north city St. Louis to receive this honor and will remain recognized as a State and National School of Character until 2029.


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      Principal's Corner

      •  Dr. Archer






        Dear Parents and Families,

        We hope you are enjoying a memorable summer! As we celebrate good character and our students’ commitment to doing the right thing, Nance Knights will be focused on showing HEART (honestly, empathy, accountability, respect, and tenacity) this year!

        • Honesty- To speak or act truthfully, no matter the outcome

        • Empathy- To understand the feelings of others

        • Accountability- To demonstrate the power to own your actions

        • Respect- To treat yourself and others with kindness

        • Tenacity- To keep going even when things get tough

        New student registration is available at Nance between 9 AM and 2 PM each day or by appointment. The following must be provided in order to register new students:

        • Photo ID for parent/guardian
        • Proof of residency (unpaid utility bill such as gas, electric, AT & T phone bill, cable bill, etc.)
        • Child’s original birth certificate
        • Shot record
        • Copy of physical exam
        • Copy of dental exam
        • Report card (if coming from another school)
        • New students who receive special education services need a completed release of information and provide the most recent IEP.

        Pre-K students can also be registered at Nance! Visit or call (314) 331-6150 for more information about the district’s early childhood program.

        We look forward to an exciting school year full of academic learning as well as extracurricular opportunities and field trips that will bring learning to life for our students! 

        In partnership,

        Dr. Archer

        Tyler A. Archer, Ed.D.
        Earl Nance Sr. Elementary
        (314) 867-0634

      Mission and Vision

      • The Mission of Earl Nance, Sr. Elementary School is to empower students to have a voice within our community. Each student will achieve success through literacy, innovation, and having culturally responsive classrooms.

        Vision: Nance Elementary students will be empowered as change agents to make a positive impact on the world. 



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