Clay Academy of Exploration and Civics

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Welcome to Clay



    Clay Ext 3820 North 14th Street
    St. Louis, MO 63107
    Office 314-231-9608
    Fax 314-244-1740
    Principal: Dr. Lanor Payne
    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm

    Grades: PK-5

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Principal's Corner

  • As the newly appointed principal of what was formerly known as Clay Elementary,  I am honored to have the opportunity to tell you about the all new Clay Academy of Exploration, and Civics! I am excited to help usher a school with such a rich tradition of education into a new direction!

    Some of the features of the new Clay Academy of Exploration, and Civics include:

    • Exploration field trips  
    • Active Student Counsel
    • Extended Hours
    • Community Partnerships
    • Attendance Incentive

    As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors – teachers, students and parents‐are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

    I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Clay meet their goals and have a successful school year!

    Save the Date!

    • August 15th: 4:30‐6:30‐Back to School Festival with face painting, food, raffle prizes, bounce houses, and games.

    If you would like more information about the all new Clay Academy of Exploration, and Civics, or you want to know how to get your child enrolled for the 2017‐2018 school year, please contact Stephen Anderson, Student Recruitment Coordinator, at (314) 345‐4597 or at  

    Best Regards,
    Dr. Lanor Payne, Principal
    Clay Academy of Leadership, Exploration, and Civics
    3820 N 14th St | St. Louis, MO 63107 

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