The article presents the results of research of the value orientations and ideas about their future of senior pupils studying in the classes with different profiles (humanities, technical, gymnasium and class of general development). Substantial account of complex totality of senior schoolchildren’s choice of values and ideas about the future is given. It is shown that the choice of some values by senior pupils is alike in terminal and instrumental values. In their understanding of future the authors identified some differences in the choice of tangibles, family values, as well as the value of a good person in all four classes (technical and humanities, as well as gymnasium and class of general development). Ways for developing modern senior pupils’ choice of values are given, values concerning getting education and choosing a profession being the most important.