Ames Visual & Performing Arts Elementary

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Welcome to Ames

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


    Parents:  please complete the following survey about your interest and needs for children returning to school August 2020

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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

    Click HERE for a map.


    A T T E NT I O N :    W O N D E R F U L    S T U D E N T S    &    P A R E N T S  !


     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.  Office hours will be offered if parents have specific inquiries about their chldren.  Times will vary according to our students' grade levels. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. 


    Grade-le vel & Specialties' Instructional Times & Office Hours

    Cross-Categorical --> 1 pm - 3 pm          (Office:  8 am - 10 am)

    Pre-Kg --> 9 am - 11 am          (Office:  11 am - 1 pm)

    Kg --> 9 am - 11 am             (Office: 9 am - 11am)  

    1st --> 11 am - 1 pm           (Office:  2 pm - 4 pm)

    2nd  --> 9 am - 11 am          (Office:  12 pm - 2 pm)

    3rd  --> 1 pm - 3 pm           (Office:  11 am - 1 pm)

    4th  --> 11 am - 1 pm          (Office:  1pm- 3 pm)

    5th --> 11 am - 1 pm          (Office:  2 pm - 4 pm)

    Arts --> 11 am - 1 pm          (Office:  9 am - 11 am)



     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. I know that many of you are facing additional challenges that impact your day-to-day experiences and responsibilities.  Please know that while you transition to provide even more educational, financial and emotional support to your family, your Ames VPA supporters are working to assist so that children have a 'familiar' educational experience.  All statt members are going through the same trials and uncertainties that you are dealing with as it relates Covid -19.  But still, they are dedicated to ensuring that our students have educational access and continuity.  We hope that you are better able to cope with knowing that this too shall pass.  Our commuity, our nation and this world must remain as optimistic as possible. Please adhere to the recommendations that we've received from the CDC, our local medical specialist and our mayor.  It is vital that you check our website frequently as the fluid situation evloves daily.  

    Be Safe,

    Mrs. Prince, Prinicpal







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    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams Superintendent Saint Louis Public Schools
    Dorothy Rohde-Collins President Board of Education of the City of St. Louis
    April 14, 2020
    Dear Saint Louis Public Schools Families,
      On April 9, 2020, we announced in conjunction with the Governor that district schools wi
    ll remain closed through the remainder of the school year. This difficult decision was made jointly with St. Louis City charter schools, Catholic schools, independent schools and St. Louis County schools to ensure a coordinated response across the region.   This historic experience will, no doubt, reshape how we work together to promote teaching and learning. Through it all, know that Saint Louis Public Schools is relentlessly committed to…
    ● maintaining and strengthening our relationship with your child, even though we can’t gather in our  school buildings in the way we have in the past.
    ● providing an internet-capable device to every single student who needs one to access their learning.
    ● engaging our students in quality virtual learning experiences.
    ● providing support to your family academically and emotionally, so that you don’t have to navigate these changes alone.
    ● protecting the health and safety of our students, families and employees.
    ● leveraging our resources equitably so that everyone, including our most vulnerable students, can thrive.
    ● striving toward excellence, even during this undeniably challenging time, so that we reemerge better and stronger at its conclusion. 
      This rapidly changing situation means we must work through challenges complicated by coronavirus safety mandates. So far, we have received nearly 10,000 requests for iPads or hotspots and prepared and/or distributed more than 5,400 devices. We are working quickly, but ask for your patience, as we process all of the requests. If your family is still in need of a device or hotspot, please complete the technology survey at or contact your child’s principal or the Special Education Department at 314-
    633-5325 or 314-345-2491.  


    Dr. Kelvin R. Adams

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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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