Vanguard Preparatory School

  • 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. We also have a 18+ transitional program.
  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition NotesVaries depending on grade level
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorPatti Pickering
Admissions AssociateBecky Hodnett

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

School Notes

Vanguard Preparatory School was founded to address the needs of students experiencing academic, social and emotional difficulties.

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 
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The average private school tuition in Dallas, TX is $8,238 for elementary schools and $17,331 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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