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DVS350Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Welcome to Downtown Value School! I am very excited about joining the Values Schools Team and working with you and your child. Downtown Value School has always been an outstanding school, led by exceptional, caring teachers. Parental support has been strong as well, and largely responsible for the continued success of the school. A value-based education from Downtown Value School is intended to make one’s character become a daily-lived experience; one’s person a holistically developed individual; and one’s intellect sound in the basic skills and learning habits needed to further higher education.

Our school is student-centered. It is essential that parents be respected and know they have a vital role in the education of their children. We, the teachers, serve as guides using our personal knowledge and experiences. We hope to exhibit solid character and values as the basis for our own lives and draw strength and inspiration from the Values, in which our school is rooted.

Claudia GodlewskiPlease understand that the ultimate goal of our school is to maintain  an orderly, safe, and nurturing environment, where children can achieve optimum academic, social, physical, and emotional growth. We are all partners in this effort – everyone shares in the responsibility of making our school community a positive, supportive place that promotes the development of each child. We thank you for your continued support of Downtown Value School and all those who make up our school community.


Dr. Claudia V. Godlewski, EdD
Downtown Value School Principal
950 W. Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015
School Line: (213) 748-8868
School Fax: (213) 742-6684

For a comprehensive list of important Downtown Value School documents, visit our School Regulations, Plans, & Policies section.

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IMMEDIATE ATTENTION - July 14, 2020 - Value Schools Reopening Task Force

I’m writing to update you on our plans for the upcoming school year, which begins August 10 at all of our schools. While we would love to welcome everyone back to school in person, we cannot safely do so yet. As you know from news coverage, the unchecked spread of covid-19 in Los Angeles County has led state and local authorities, including LAUSD, to recommend postponing normal operations. Value Schools agrees. 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