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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


    March 24, 2020


    Dear Shaw Families,


    This is a difficult time for the world, our country, our schools and our families.  Students I really miss you already!!  Parents too!!  My hope in writing you is to provide helpful information regarding the steps we have taken to ensure your prek-5th grader continues to learn and thrive despite the current circumstances.  We are asking for your cooperation as we move into uncharted territory.  Our staff is working to make this process as seamless as possible, but there will be bumps along the way.  No plan is perfect and we will all continue to learn through this experience.  As I always say in our morning meetings, we have to help each other grow. This is the time more than ever.  Thank you in advance for your partnership.


    Hopefully, you have been able to stop by one of our food sites to pick up a learning packet for enrichment.  If you have any questions please call 314.776.5091


    One Possible Way to structure your child’s day:

    *Keep wake up time as normal as possible


    Recommended Daily Schedule  


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.


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