Dewey IS Elementary School

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    Click HERE to see our plan for Quarter 2! 


Welcome to Dewey

  • Welcome to Dewey International Studies School!   We are looking forward to a wonderful 20/21 school year.

    We will begin the first quarter utilizing our virtual platforms.   Students will continue to receive Foreign Language and Related Arts opportunities virtually.   

    Learning Centers will be opening for the first quarter.   Students attending the centers have been notified and additional information will be available soon. 

    This year will be different but safety is our first priority and we will do everything possible to provide a high quality educational experience while following CDC guidelines. 



     If you are interested in having your child attend Dewey, please apply utilizing the link below.   

    Magnet Application



    Contact Us! 

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


    Andrew Donovan, Principal


    Phone: 314-645-4845  

    DeAdrienne Torrey, Assistant Principal 


    Phone: 314-645-4845 

    Jimele Palmer, Dewey's Technology Coordinator


    Phone: 314-325-2285, 314-645-4845

    Chiquita Keeble, Dewey's Secretary


    Phone: 314-645-4845

    Joyce Spann, Dewey's 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: PK-5

    Click HERE for a map.



Principal's Corner

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


    Welcome. 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 world language studies at preschool with a rotation through each of the languages. 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, Junior Achievement, Books & Badges, HomeWorks! 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 to fill out a volunteer application. If you are going to assist with field trips, you must have an application on file. The link below list the opportunities available at Dewey. Volunteer Opportunities


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