Shaw Visual and Performing Arts

5329 Columbia Ave.

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(Pre K- Fifth Grade)

Shaw VPA offers drama, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and exposure to the fine arts every day as part of the curriculum to enhance the practical application of core subjects.

Many of the students are involved in Instructional Support Programs and community activities that enhance his/her area of major study, such as: E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, St. Louis Art Museum; Black Repertory Theater; Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Sheldon Theater; The Repertory Theater; Fox Theater; American Red Cross; St. Louis Symphony; Webster University; Washington University; University of Missouri - St. Louis; and Southeast Missouri State University. 

5th grade students graduating from Shaw VPA Elementary are automatically assigned to Carr Lane VPA Middle.

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