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Welcome to Dewey

  • Welcome to Dewey International Studies School!

    We are looking forward to a wonderful 2021/2022 school year. At this time, Dewey is only offering in-person learning for the 21/22 school year.   

    We are very excited to see all of our wonderful students back in the building, and we are hopeful that we will be able to welcome back our parents and volunteers! 



    Beginning August 2nd:

    Registration paperwork can be brought to Dewey's main office Monday - Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Registration paperwork can be found in our links or we can provide a paper copy for you when you come to the office.    It is important that you bring the most up-to-date immunization records, original birth certificate and proof of residence.

    August 7th: SLPS Safe Start 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Gateway Elementary Complex

    Free health and wellness screenings, immunizations, restart plan information, school supplies, books, and more.

    Click here to register in advance (for Covid-19 or other childhood immunizations only).

     August 19th: Dewey will host a daytime virtual open house for all grade levels via Zoom.

     August 19th at 5:00 p.m.: Virtual Principal/Parent meeting via Zoom.

    August 20thIn-Person supply drop off.  9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


     If you are interested in having your child attend Dewey, please apply utilizing the link below.   We have openings and we would love for you to consider joining our school! 

    Magnet Application


    If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email.   


    Andrew Donovan, Principal


    Phone: 314-645-4845  

    Lisa Brown, Assistant Principal 


    Phone: 314-645-4845 

    Jimele Palmer, Technology Coordinator


    Phone: 314-325-2285, 314-645-4845

    Chiquita Keeble, Secretary


    Phone: 314-645-4845

    Joyce Spann, Family Community Specialist 


    Phone: 314-645-4845 



                    Dewey Elem

    6746 Clayton Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    Office 314-645-4845
    Fax 314-244-1760 (office) or 314-244-1960 (library)
    Principal: Andrew Donovan
    Hours: 9:20am - 4:17pm

    Grades: P4-5

    Click HERE for a map.



Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Dewey IS Elementary School Principal's Corner


    Dewey International Studies Elementary School is a unique school that integrates the study of world languages into the elementary curriculum.  Dewey offers the following world languages: Japanese, French and Spanish. Students begin studying each of the languages in preschool. Beginning in third grade, students specialize in a language of their choice. Additionally, each classroom at Dewey adopts a country of study to continue the international theme into the regular classroom. Teachers infuse the study of the adopted country into their standards-based curriculum.

    Dewey offers a variety of resources including ELL and Gifted. Dewey also has numerous partnerships including University of Missouri-St. Louis, Washington University, Webster University, MICDS, Junior Achievement, and OASIS. The PTO at Dewey is very active and involves our parents as partners at the school. If you would like to schedule a visit, please contact me at


Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Dewey International Studies Elementary School maximizes student potential through high academic expectations while developing a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and building interactions with our world.

    Our Vision: Dewey International Studies Elementary School students will become lifelong learners who positively contribute to a diverse and changing global community.




  • Dewey is always seeking volunteers to participate in school activities! Please contact Joyce Spann if you are interested in volunteering. You must have an approved application on file to interact with students, incluidng assisting with field trips. It takes at least 2 weeks to process applications, and approval is valid for 2 calendar years. The link below lists the opportunities available at Dewey. Volunteer Opportunities


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