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Welcome to Shaw VPA


    shaw vpa building 5329 Columbia
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    Office 314-776-5091
    Fax 314-244-1864
    Principal: Dr. Lori Craig
    Hours: 9:20am - 4:17pm
    Grades: PK-5

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    Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it with all of your heART!!!!!

Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Shaw VPA Principal's Corner

    Dr. Lori Craig

    July  21, 2020


        Good Morning and Happy Tuesday, many of you received a letter yesterday evening from Dr. Adams informing you of the three options for instruction for the first 10 weeks of the school year. Just in case you didn't, these are the three options:

    1. In person classroom instruction at school site.

    2. Virtual Instruction via Microsoft Teams/Zoom type video instruction utilizing District teachers and curriculum.

    3. Self guided, self driven virtual instruction via the District's third-party, website-based online service, Edmentum.

    Your next step is to decide what is best for you and your child. Please complete the Parent Commitment Form using the link below.

    Please don't hesitate to call 776-5091, if you have any questions. If you did not receive the parent letter please contact us with an updated email address.

Mission and Vision


    Our Mission: At Shaw VPA, we are dedicated to excellence and innovative collaboration of the arts and academics in a nurturing community

    Our Vision: Shaw VPA is a safe, caring, respectful, and challenging educational community where collaboration is used to expand innovative learning experiences.