DVS350Welcome to the Downtown Value School community! We exist to provide a strong educational choice for parents of children in Kindergarten through 8th grades. When you join our community, you are part of a special group of dedicated parents, students and DVS staff. When you join our community, you are asserting that you believe there is a better way to educate children.

We take our mission seriously, and set high expectations so that all students can achieve. As partners in your child's education, you are agreeing to work with the school in providing a rich educational experience for your child.

In order to form a strong community, there are high expectations at Downtown Value School for student behavior, parent behavior, and staff behavior. By each of us striving to do our best to help our children succeed, together we can be the "village" it takes to raise and educate the next generation.

Here at DVS, we are committed to the five core values:

    • Academic excellence is the means to a full life
    • Each person 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 and the community is a responsibility of an 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.

We are looking forward to getting to know you. We hope that you will find DVS a place to call home.

Ms. Claudia Godlewski
Principal, DVS 

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

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