Pharrell Williams’ Yellowhab school is coming to Norfolk

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – We’re honored to be the first to tell you Pharrell Williams’ non-profit “YELLOW” is bringing its first independent micro-school to Norfolk called “YELLOWHAB.”

In collaboration with Education Innovators and NASA Scientists, YELLOWHAB will launch this fall with 30-40 students in grades 3 through 5. The goal is to expand to a pre-K through grade 12 network of small schools to quote “EVEN THE ODDS” for all youth.

Families will be eligible to enter the school lottery based on their residency, grade level and income status.

Lottery enrollment opens TODAY (June 1). To apply, visit

YELLOWHAB’s Lottery Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Child is a resident of Norfolk, VA (proof of residency required if selected)
  • Child is a rising 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader
  • Child qualifies for the Federal Free and Reduced-price Lunch program, or meets family income requirements here (proof of status required if selected)

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