Nance Elementary School

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      Welcome to Nance

      • Nance School




        8959 Riverview Blvd.
        St. Louis, MO 63147
        Office 314-867-0634
        Fax 314-244-1847

        Principal: Dr. Tyler A. Archer
        Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
        Grades: PK-6

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        This year, our theme is "Knights are Ready to Conquer Level 20!" We are encouraging everyone-- students, staff, families and our community-- to "level up" this year in their academics, behavior, and attendance. Students have been engaged in culture-building and team-building activities during the opening days of school to learn about their classmates and teachers and create a positive community of learners. With many of our COVID-related limitations lifted this year, we are looking forward to holding more in-person family events and activities.


        Here are a few reminders for families for the first full month of the school year:

        • In accordance with district policy, students are not allowed to have cell phones visible or in use during the day. Phones must be stored in bookbags in classroom lockers each morning. In case of emergency, please contact the main office to reach your child.

        • Don't forget, Nance is a uniform school. All students should wear a blue, white, green, or navy polo shirt and tan, black, khaki, or navy pants each day. Jeans are only allowed on Fridays.

        • School hours are 8:05 AM-3:02 PM daily. Door 6 opens at 7:50 AM each day for student arrival. Students who are picked up will be released from the gym beginning at 3 PM. Parents are asked to remain in their vehicles when dropping off and picking up students.

      Upcoming Events

      Principal's Corner

      •  Dr. Archer






        Dear Parents and Families,

        It is hard to believe that we have reached the final month of the school year! This month as we celebrate all of our students' accomplishments, it's also time to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to our staff for all you do!

        I want to say thank you to all of our students, parents, families, and community partners for their support and perseverance through this school year. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2nd annual Sneaker Ball last Thursday! In my time as Nance principal I believe it was our most attended event! It was great to see everyone and to see the pride of our students dressed their best in their bow ties and tiaras.

        We are looking forward to welcoming parents and families to Nance to celebrate the end of this school year during the month of May. More details will be announced about each of these events as they draw closer.

        • Red Carpet Awards Ceremony- Wednesday, May 17th, 5:00 PM (Grades 1-5 only)

        • Pre-K End of Year Celebration- Tuesday, May 23rd, 10 AM

        • Kindergarten Promotion- Wednesday, May 24th, 9 AM

        • 6th Grade Promotion- Wednesday, May 24th, 11 AM

        • The last day of school is Thursday, May 25th! Summer Learning begins Monday, June 5th at Herzog Elementary

        In addition to these events, we have several activities to keep the excitement up through the end of the year including a field day, talent show, and many classrooms have field trips scheduled between now and the last day of school. Watch for notifications from your child's teacher for more information!

        I hope everyone has an amazing summer!

        In partnership,

        Dr. Archer

        Tyler A. Archer, Ed.D.
        Earl Nance Sr. Elementary
        (314) 867-0634

      Mission and Vision

      • The Mission of Earl Nance, Sr. Elementary School is to empower students to have a voice within our community. Each student will achieve success through literacy, innovation, and having culturally responsive classrooms.

        Vision: Nance Elementary students will be empowered as change agents to make a positive impact on the world. 

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        A Vision for 2021 and Beyond

        Click here to see a summary of Dr. Archer's entry plan which looks ahead to the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact Dr. Archer at to share your feedback!

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