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 TypeSpecial 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 OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based, ADD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dyscalcula, Highly Independent Aspergers Students
Year Founded1966

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 32%
Students by GradeThe Vanguard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size8 students
Advanced CoursesBiology, English, Physics
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki or navy pants/shorts, blue jeans allowed, navy or white collared shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$47,200
Tuition Notes2017-2018
% on Financial Aid
45%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCandi Medeiros
Admissions AssociateLiliana Marshall
Endowment Size$4 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Billiards, Community Service Clubs, Cooking Club, Equestrian Club, Gamers' Club, Intramural Chess, Key Club, Lady's Fitness, Wood Shop Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery, Intramural Sports, Tennis

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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