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.

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 full 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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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