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About Shearer

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1590 Elm St. 
Napa CA 94558

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

School Office

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



Shearer Elementary

Shearer Elementary School originally opened on February 21, 1922, as John L. Shearer School. The school was named after Shearer, 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.


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.

Shearer TK-8 School offers a high-quality program in the heart of Napa Valley, California. Shearer’s unique programs and curriculum meet the needs of its diverse student body, allowing each child to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

Teachers strive to bring out the best in students by meeting in their grade-level teams to work on curriculum, instruction, and assessment cycles. 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. All students receive PE during the week and 4-6 grade students receive music instruction from specialists. All grade levels also experience various enrichment activities in their regular classroom setting. Collaboration and problem-solving are areas of particular focus at Shearer for both the staff and student body. Teachers follow the Positive Behavior Learning Model, which gives our diverse population and staff a common understanding of respect, responsibility, and safety along with a process for solving problems.  

Through enhanced educational programs in music and physical education, these academic programs are research-based and teachers work closely to ensure that each student makes steady progress toward transparent and readily-known short and long-term goals.

*Open enrollment demand determines the number of classes offered at each grade level.




Visit Us!

According to state law and board policy, all parents and visitors must check in at the office when on campus during school hours. Check in involves coming to the office to sign our “visitor sign-in” binder and putting on a name tag.