St. Louis City Schools

Shaw Visual & Performing Arts Center


  • Grades Served: PK – 5
  • 420 Students
  • Theme: Visual and Performing Arts
  • School Day: 9:20am – 4:17pm
  • Opened in 1908
  • Uniform Required
  • 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.
  • Advanced application is required and spots are allocated by lottery. For details including elligibility information, application requirements, lottery schedule and placement procedures, download the SLPS Magnet Guide


Reviews (2)

  • Great school with Amazing teachersParent 07/29/2016
    If your child love dancing, Art , drama and music then it's the school for you. Great supporting teachers and amazing principle:-)
  • GreatParent 09/07/2015
    If you are an open mind parents and your child is art loving kids and you want your child to be confident and extremely happy at school then Shaw VPA the school for you. We love it.
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This School SLPS Avg
58.6% -21.4% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 58.6% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
35.1% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 35.1% of students tested Proficient or Above
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