John D. Shaw Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through grade five and also operates a preschool. Its academic curriculum includes programs in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The school additionally has music and physical education specialists. John D. Shaw Elementary School organizes family dance nights, book fairs, and speech and spelling bee competitions. Its library offers a range of fun and educational materials, as well as Battle of the Books and accelerated reader programs. In addition, the school publishes a newsletter and provides food service to students. John D. Shaw Elementary School is located in Wasilla, Alaska, and is a part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.