Tuition & Fees

Tuition 2017-2018 (August - May)

Full-Time (7-Day) Boarding: $47,200 per year
Weekday (5-Day) Boarding: $41,200 per year
Day Student: $24,500 per year

Residential tuition includes: room and board, meals, evening and intramural sports, and on-campus recreational programs/activities.

The academic program includes: textbooks, materials and supplies, and special training such as speech therapy, or remedial reading.

Student Account - Materials/Activity Fund:

An additional $700 Student Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund ($1,300 for international students) is required of Residential Students to provide for the cost of specific classroom lab fees. Student Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund for Day Students is $350. It is also requested that parents send $100-$150 per month for their child for personal allowance.


Laundry is done weekly for our boarding students at a cost to the family of $300 per semester for students living in Berry, West, and Boyd Hall, and $200 per semester for students living in Sabbagh Hall. This charge is deducted from the Student Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund.


Residential students are provided transportation to and from the Tampa International (TPA) and Orlando International (MCO) Airports at a cost of $75 each way. Transportation is also provided to the Winter Haven Amtrak Train Station at a cost of $50 each way. These services are only offered at these prices during specific times on officially scheduled Travel Days. Please consult the Student Handbook for specific dates and times.

I-20 Fee (International Students):

For international students requiring an I-20, there is a one-time fee of $200 to process and mail the I-20. This fee must be paid up front prior to the I-20 being issued.

In general, additional expenses may arise, which include but are not limited to: charges for transportation to and from home, driver’s education, off-campus recreational activities, memberships or optional special programs, off-campus medical or dental services and prescription drugs, etc.

Financial Assistance:

Financial assistance may be available, and may be applied for by visiting our website at: For additional information, please contact The Admissions Office at:

The Vanguard School
22000 Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859-6858
Phone: (863) 676-6091 FAX: (863) 676-8297

The Vanguard School provides special education services. A Vanguard education may be considered a deductible medical care expense under the Internal Revenue Code (Section 213). Before taking a tax deduction for expenses relating to the special education of a student, parents should consult with their attorney or tax professional.

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