Vanguard Preparatory School

4240 Sigma Road Dallas, Texas, 75244
Dallas, TX 75244
Tel: (972)404-1616
Grades: K-12
Since 1993, Vanguard Preparatory School has been serving students who are on the autistic spectrum, have ADHD, mood disorders, processing disorders, language disorders, social or emotional delays.
Vanguard is a special needs school that provides a therapeutic program with individualized instruction for each child from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.
At Vanguard, we believe that all students have unique potential and will achieve when appropriate behavior is practiced daily in a caring and therapeutic environment.
For our students, success is measured by growth, attitude and effort.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1003

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 36%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 10 students

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Admissions Director Rosalind Funderburgh M.Ed.

School Notes

Vanguard Preparatory School was founded in 1993 by Rosalind Funderburgh M. Ed. to address the needs of students experiencing academic, social and emotional difficulties. Serving as its Director and drawing from her more than 35 years of educational experience with special student populations, she transformed a small program into one of the area’s leading private therapeutic schools, which today serves over 140 students.

Philosophy
At Vanguard, we recognize that all students have unique potential and can achieve when given relevant learning tasks in an atmosphere where appropriate behaviors are practiced daily. Our students receive a rigorous academic program that is delivered within a highly structured, predictable and nurturing environment.

Therapeutic Approach
Our goal is to provide each student with the support to be a happy, productive and successful person. We accomplish this through a holistic and therapeutic educational approach with the following focus:
  • Actively teaching social skills necessary for productive relationships
  • Providing regular group therapy
  • Developing coping skills
  • Teaching problem solving
  • Setting consistent limits
  • Clearly communicating expectations clearly
  • Rewarding conscientious hard work and effort
  • Building character, personal responsibility, and accountability
  • Teaching conflict resolution
  • Encouraging self-discipline and responsibility for personal growth
  • Valuing attitude over aptitude 

Profile last updated: 02/26/2016

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