Once you visit our sunny campus it becomes clear that Vanguard is not your typical boarding and day school. We pride ourselves on nurturing each student, both academically and emotionally, with the personalized attention required to become successful adults.

For Educational Professionals, planning to attend the Open House on February 21st, 2020, please complete the registration form.

We will contact you to confirm your registration. If you are a prospective parent, or professional looking to schedule a private tour, please contact Admissions at info@vanguardschool.org.

We look forward to sharing the story of Vanguard with you!


Academic Success

Each student at The Vanguard School is assigned an Academic Mentor to guide them down their own unique path to success.

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Picturesque Campus

Our newly renovated 77 acre campus located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, offers a welcoming environment for all our students.

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Dynamic Campus Life

Along with our targeted academics, students get involved in a variety of electives, athletics, sports, activities, and clubs.

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The Vanguard School is designed for students grades 6-12, who are experiencing academic difficulties due to a variety of learning differences. Our students have average to above average IQ levels, and experience learning challenges such as: ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Anxiety Disorders, and high-functioning autism. Students who attend The Vanguard School have not been diagnosed with a behavioral disorder, and we are not a therapeutic school; though counseling is available on campus.

Our unique student care is achieved through differentiated instruction, targeted interventions, small classes, highly qualified teachers, and innovative technology. Our passionate faculty present learning materials using creative and research-based methods. We understand that every student possesses the potential to achieve greatness, and it is our job to help them realize their individual strengths.

Campus Visits

Campus tours provide the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to observe classes, meet faculty and dormitory staff and most importantly, other students. The admissions office coordinates interview/evaluations and campus tours throughout the school year. For families who must travel some distance, the campus tour and required interview may be combined in one visit (please see Application section). For the security of our students and staff, visits are by appointment only, and must be made in advance. Visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday.

If you plan on staying in the area for your tour, we have partnered with the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express in Lake Wales, FL to make your trip convenient and safe. When booking ask about our partnership flat rate. For more information click here.

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