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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        Nance Elementary has been named a State School of Character! Schools named a School of Character have demonstrated a focus on character development which has positively impacted academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.


        In the 2024 nationwide evaluation process, conducted by, 87 schools were named State Schools of Character, one district was named State Districts of Character, and two international schools were recognized. This recognition is given to schools and districts that have achieved a standard of excellence in the area of character development through their exemplary implementation of’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, a framework for whole-school improvement.


        This is a tremendous achievement for the Nance community! Nance is the only SLPS school recognized in 2024 and the first ever school in north city St. Louis to receive this honor. 


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      Principal's Corner

      •  Dr. Archer






        Dear Parents and Families,

        I hope everyone has enjoyed the start of the school year! For 2023-2024, our theme is "Nance Knights Have HEART!" We are encouraging everyone-- students, staff, families and our community- to get excited about our new school core values of Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Tenacity. As a school community we have defined our core values as follows:

        • Honesty- To speak or act truthfully, no matter the outcome

        • Empathy- To understand the feelings of others

        • Accountability- To demonstrate the power to own your actions

        • Respect- To treat yourself and others with kindness

        • Tenacity- To keep going even when things get tough

        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, as well as helping to understand the core values and what it means to demonstrate them at all times. 

        Here are a few additional 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 2 (parking lot) opens at 7:50 AM each day for student arrival/drop-off. 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.

        Thank you for your support with getting the 2023-2024 school year off to a great start!

        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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