• Welcome to Patrick Henry Principal's Corner


    Welcome to Patrick Henry Downtown Academy!

    As the Interim Principal for the 2023-2024 school year, I am excited about serving the scholars, staff, families and community partners of our school community to ensure that all scholars continue to receive high quality learning experiences. We will work hard to make sure that we provide the safe, inclusive, wonderful and enriching education that each scholar deserves.

    Prior to becoming the Interim Principal at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy, I was an Elementary School Assistant Principal at two schools in SLPS (Mason ACL & Gateway Elem.). Prior to that, I fostered my love of teaching for over 10 years, working in Los Angeles, Kansas City and Illinois. I was also the 2018 St. Louis American Golden Apple Award recipient and the SLPS 2020 Elementary Reading Teacher of the Year.

    Fun Fact: Prior to being an educator, I worked as a television news reporter and anchor. 

    At Patrick Henry, we are determined to meet the needs of every scholar who walks through our doors. We have a dedicated staff that  pursues and strives to embody our mission and vision. We have an invested family community that chooses St. Louis Public Schools and Patrick Henry every day, partnering with us in our mission and vision for their scholars. We also have a strong community of neighbors, businesses, and nonprofits that work together to provide for our scholars socially, emotionally and academically. At Patrick Henry Downtown Academy, it truly takes a village to ensure we meet the needs of every scholar. 

    We are a strong community of families, educators, and partners dedicated to our scholars' emotional, mental, physical, and academic well-being. We appreciate you joining us in our mission to equip all scholars with the social-emotional traits, academic skills and scholarly habits important to their future success. 

    I am excited about seeing the incredible experiences that our students will experience this school year!  

    Educationally Yours,

    Dr. Chavon Curry


    Don't miss out on the great things happening here at Patrick Henry Downtown Academy! Every week, I publish The Patrick Henry Post, a principal's blog that highlights all of the outstanding things happening around the school. Starting in August, you will see The Patrick Henry Post of the 2022-2023 school year links below. It is a great way for you to stay connected with all of the latest happenings happening in the Patrick Henry school community!

    You can find all Patrick Henry Posts from previous school years (2019-2022) clicking HERE.