Ames Visual & Performing Arts Elementary

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Welcome to Ames

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    "All Children Have Purpose!"  
    JaVeeta L. Prince, Principal

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     We love our students & staff!

    In Love With AMES VPA!

    2900 Hadley Avenue🌠

    📫 Saint Louis, Missouri 63107

    314.241.7165  (office #)☎️

    📠 314-231.1703 (fax #)

    Our School Hours: 9:10 am - 4:07 pm ⏰

    📖 Grades: Pre-Kg ~ 5th Grade

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    ATTENTION:  Wonderful Students & Parents 


     V i r t u a l     L e a r n i n g     E x p e r i e n c e s

      For your convenience, all regular education, special education and arts specialist will be available for your child's virtual learning experience Monday through Friday starting 04.06.2020. . 

    Times will vary according to our students' grade levels. 

    Cross-Categorical --> 1 pm - 3 pm

    Pre-Kg --> 9 am - 11 am    

    Kg --> 9 am - 11 am

    1st --> 11 am - 1 pm

    2nd  --> 9 am - 11 am

    3rd  --> 1 pm - 3 pm

    4th  --> 11 am - 1 pm

    5th --> 11 am - 1 pm

    Arts --> 11 am - 1 pm


     Please complete the parent survey about your need for technology at


    Thank you in advance!

    Your AMES VPA Family





Principal's Corner

  • JaVeeta L. Prince, Principal  Greetings Wonderful Ames Families!

      On behalf of the Ames Staff, I would like to say, "Welcome to Ames Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School!" You are now a "Star." With our staff and district planning for this school year, it is our goal to provide your family with a quality education. The Ames family consists of people that want to make a positive difference in your child's educational endeavors. From the custodial staff to the teacher's assistant, the adults at Ames are willing to go that extra mile for children. We appreciate your contributions to our school. We strive to ensure that your children shine and soar beyond what is anticipated.

     JaVeeta L. Prince, Principal

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: We will motivate students to excel academically and socially. Our expectation is that our students will realize their greatest potential. It is our duty to develop our students' intellect and creativity to their fullest potential.

    Our Vision: We're a school of choice; educating children so that we're recognized for student achievement, staff excellence and arts programming.  



  • Parents & Guardians,  

    I hope that you and your family are coping with this global epidemic that we are in the midst of as of March 2020. 

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  • Telephone
    Important Telephone Numbers
    Social Worker: 314-241-7165 x20124
    Counselor: 314-241-7165 x20116
    District Office: 314-231-3720
    Enrollment Information: 314-633-5200
    Food Services: 314-345-2295
    Magnet Schools: 314-633-5200
    Transportation: 314-389-2202

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  • Bell Times The bell time for the 2019-2020 school year is: 9:10am - 4:07pm.



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