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About Shearer

Contact Information

1590 Elm St. 
Napa CA 94558

(707) 253-3508 (Phone)
(707) 253-3847 (Fax)


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School Office:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:45-3:30
Wednesday & Friday 7:45-3:00

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Two ways to report your child's absence:

Call (707) 253-3508 

Send a note with your child when they return to school

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Shearer Elementary School offers high quality curriculum to all of its students so that every child can grow academically, socially, and emotionally to be important contributors to the community.  Academic programs are research based and Shearer’s teachers work closely to ensure that each student is making steady progress on short and long term goals. This is demonstrated through the use of school-wide teaching strategies with multiple cycles of instruction that include intervention and extension.   Each child receives daily English language instruction at his or her level of development.  Additionally, each child attends enrichment classes in music, art, physical education, and computers twice a week through the school year. Collaboration and problem solving are areas of particular focus at Shearer for both the staff and the student body.  We follow the Positive Behavior Learning Model, which gives our diverse population and multi-lingual staff, a common understanding of respect, responsibility and safety along with a process for solving problems.  

Mission Statement & Vision

Shearer Elementary School is a place of hope and learning.  Embracing diversity, we are a team working toward a common goal with the belief that every child will learn and achieve.  Together we prepare self motivated lifelong learners who achieve success as students and members of the larger community.

School Profile

Shearer Elementary School is part of the Napa Valley Unified School District, located in Napa, California. Shearer is a Kindergarten through 5th grade school with a rich multicultural population. Shearer has an abundance of unique programs and activities to meet the needs of its diverse student body.

We have enhanced our educational programs by offering Enrichment classes in performing arts, science, technology, and physical education; taught by specialists in these subject areas. All enrichment teachers instruct students in programs that develop skills from the enrichment classes while re-enforcing concepts learned in the regular classroom programs.

Our Teachers strive to bring out the best in our students by meeting in their grade level teams to work on curriculum, instruction, as well as, assessment cycles. Our teachers work together to plan the best possible lessons for students.


Shearer Elementary School originally opened on February 21, 1922, as John L. Shearer School. The school was named after ShShearer Elementaryearer, who was an educator during the 19th and 20th centuries in Napa County. Although now, Shearer Elementary is much larger and has multiple buildings, the school originally was a two-story brick building. The original building was torn down in the 1970s because it was deemed seismically unsafe.