Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Elementary School

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Welcome to Patrick Henry

  • Patrick Henry Downtown Academy

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    1.        1220 N. 10th Street
    2.        St. Louis, MO 63106
    3.        Office: 314.231.7284
    4.        FAX: 314.244.1796
    5.        Principal: Mr. Colby Heckendorn
    6.        Hours: 8:15 - 3:12
    7.        Grades: PK-6 

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Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to Patrick Henry Principal's Corner

    Colby Heckendorn

    Letter from the Principal 

    Dear Families,

    Thank you for choosing Patrick Henry Downtown Academy.  We are excited to have you as a part of the Patrick Henry family.  The entire Downtown Academy team is committed to your student’s success.  We work hard each and every day to ensure that your student is living up to their fullest potential.  As a school, it is our mission to equip your student with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits needed to be successful in college or the career of their choice.

    We believe that the first step in achieving this mission is to provide your student with a safe learning environment where they feel loved and enjoy coming to school.  In order for us to achieve this goal, we ask that you please read and review the Patrick Henry Downtown Academy Student Handbook with your student.

    This handbook provides important information for parents and students regarding Patrick Henry, and outlines the expectations for student behavior that will result in a safe, positive and supportive learning environment.

    After you have reviewed this handbook with your child, please sign and date the enclosed Student and Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) Acknowledgement form in the back of the book and return it to the main office.

    This Student Handbook is yours to keep and refer to as needed throughout the school year.  An electronic copy of the guide is available on the school’s website at

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to make your child’s school a safe place for learning.


    Colby Heckendorn



    Patrick Henry Downtown Academy

    Student Handbook




Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: To equip all students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in college or the career of their choice.

    Our Vision: Patrick Henry Downtown Academy is committed to developing world-class teachers who will inspire and instill a joy for learning in their students, while teaching perseverance and the determination needed to overcome adversity.  In addition, our students will have access to opportunities and experiences that they need to be successful in college or the career of their choice.


Patrick Henry Garden


  • PATRICK HENRY GARDEN - 10,000 Square Feet of Learning - Click on the photo to see more pictures and learn about our garden.



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    Videos submitted by our students for the Voices of Change Competition were recognized at a March 1 ceromony held at McKinley High School.

    A first place prize was awarded to the "Stop Bullying" video created by Maleek johnson,, Antrell Ballard, Darius Lane, Jaylen Wilson, and Drew Buckner.

    A third place prize was awarded for "Stop Drug Abuse" video created by Shaniya Harris, Angel James, Amayah Williams, and Khavia Galloway.

    An honorable mention for "Stop Gang Violence" was given to Xavier Williams, Anthony Kincade, Jacob Parker, and Angel James. 

    Below are pictures from the awards ceremony: