The Vanguard School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (863)676-6091
  • The Vanguard School is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for children in grades 6-12 who learn differently.
  • We have been providing educational excellence to students who learn differently since 1966.
  • Our purpose is to provide a quality education to students and prepare them for post-secondary education and independent living.
  • Vanguard's program is for learners on an average to above average learning scale.
  • We provide a structured program which focuses on each students capabilities in and out of the classroom.
  • Vanguard offers an immense amount of support for students who have been frustrated with their learning in other academic settings.
  • By helping to eliminate these frustrations Vanguard successfully provides its students with new opportunities for college placement and various other interests they may not have been able to achieve without the support and direction provided in this program.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Language-based, ADD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyscalcula, Highly Independent Aspergers Students
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 86 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Vanguard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 6 students
Advanced Courses Biology, English, Physics
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Khaki or navy pants/shorts, blue jeans allowed, navy or white collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $47,200
Tuition Notes 2017-2018
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Candi Medeiros
Admissions Associate Liliana Marshall
Endowment Size 4 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Billiards, Community Service Clubs, Cooking Club, Gamers' Club, Intramural Chess, Intramural Sports, Key Club, Lady's Fitness, Sewing Club, Shakespeare Club, Tennis, Wood Shop Club Billiards, Cooking Club, Gamers' Club, Key Club, Lady's Fitness, Sewing Club, Tennis, Wood Shop Club, Community Service Clubs,
Intramural Chess,
Intramural Sports,
Shakespeare Club,

School Notes

  • The Vanguard School provides opportunities for students to participate in sports including basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, tennis and volleyball. Vanguard is sanctioned by Florida High School Athletic Association and our courses are all NCAA approved. We have a student center, gymnasium, junior size olympic swimming pool and lake front access. Trips to Disney World, Legoland, Busch Gardens in Tampa, Sea World, MGM studios, Universal Studios and many other points of interest in Florida are all a popular part of the Vanguard experience.  
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Language Based Learning Disabilities
  • School accreditations: FCIS, SACS

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School Reviews

5  5/17/2016
Our son is just finishing up his first year of high school and has almost straight A's and absolutely loves this school. Huge improvement in academics, independence and Social Skills! Having mentors assigned play a huge part. Of course the Principal and teachers are terrific too! I would highly recommend Vanguard to any parent!
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