Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential
A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence
Each individual is unique and deserves respect
Academic excellence is the means to a full life
Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person
Each individual is unique and deserves respect
A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence
Academic excellence is the means to a full life
Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential
Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person

Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential

Schools should help parents and students identify areas of special talent, and make sure no area of learning is neglected.

A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence

In a community, everyone belongs and feels valued by the others.

Each individual is unique and deserves respect

Each person has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights accord each with dignity that is to be respected by all. Good schools set high standards for student behavior.

Academic excellence is the means to a full life

Academic learning develops a person’s capacities to enjoy life, to live cooperatively and comfortably with others, to contribute to the economic well-being of oneself and society and to be an active citizen.

Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person

Talents and abilities perfected through an education must be used to make a better world for all.

Each individual is unique and deserves respect

Each person has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights accord each with dignity that is to be respected by all. Good schools set high standards for student behavior.

A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence

In a community, everyone belongs and feels valued by the others.

Academic excellence is the means to a full life

Academic learning develops a person’s capacities to enjoy life, to live cooperatively and comfortably with others, to contribute to the economic well-being of oneself and society and to be an active citizen.

Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential

Schools should help parents and students identify areas of special talent, and make sure no area of learning is neglected.

Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person

Talents and abilities perfected through an education must be used to make a better world for all.

#BlackLivesMatter

Each individual is unique and deserves respect.
 
We teach this simple principle every day. Yet every day we see the world violate it in the most heartbreaking of ways.
 
There can be no more profound violation than death at the hands of those who wield state power, or presume they have a personal right, to indulge racist urges and perpetuate white supremacy. To merely begin to say the names – George Floyd … Breonna Taylor … Eric Garner … Sandra Bland … Philando Castile … Ahmaud Arbery – is to recognize the futility of trying to capture the full horror inflicted by systemic racism. 
 
These are but a few of those whose lives and potential have been cut short or irreparably damaged by the injustice of racism. We honor the many lives lost and futures derailed. We stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters within and outside Value Schools, and share their anger and grief. 
 
Black Lives Matter. Our fifth value calls on all of us to be of service to the community, and we will do our part. Read the letter.

U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces All Our Values

Value Schools commends the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that reinforce one of our core values, that each person is entitled to respect and dignity. We share the relief of the Dreamers in our community for whom “home is here.” We celebrate their contributions to American society at large, and to our community specifically, and look forward to the day they and their families can feel permanently secure as members of the American family.
 
Likewise, we applaud the Court’s recognition that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against sex discrimination must be extended to all, regardless of how they describe themselves. When LGBT+ workers are able to fulfill their potential and be free from discrimination, we all reap the benefits of a stronger and more just society. Read the letter.
 

Here at Value Schools, we are committed to the values that we hold dear:

  • Academic excellence is the means to a full life
  • Each student can develop to his or her fullest potential
  • Each individual is unique and deserves respect
  • A safe, nurturing community is essential to academic excellence
  • Service to others is a responsibility of every educated person
We strive to make these values real to our whole community, and to continually find better ways to help them take root in your children. These are values that can guide them and support them, not just for the time they are with us, but throughout their adult lives as well.
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Welcoming Parents to the 2020/2021 School Year

"Back-to-school” is always a time of hope and promise at Value Schools, and we will not let Covid-19 dampen our enthusiasm for building safe, nurturing communities to help you educate your children. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.

Welcoming Teachers and Staff for 2020/2021

We are so proud of how all of you – teachers, leaders, and support staff – have stepped up to fulfill your unique roles during this crisis. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223