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The Vanguard School

A Program of Valley Forge Educational Services

  • About the Elementary School

    The Elementary School program offers students the opportunity to thrive in small classes of five to nine students; each classroom has a certified special education teacher and a classroom aide. The Elementary School’s academic component differentiates subject areas in content and presentation to meet students’ needs. Curriculum is created through research-based programs and aligned with PA core standards. Instruction is paced to accommodate students with language delays as well as motor planning and processing difficulties. Instruction is offered in reading, math, language arts, health, handwriting, science, social studies, physical education, music, art, computer studies, library resources and life-centered skills. Students receive social skills training through direct instruction and throughout the school day via scripting, modeling and guided practice. Community experiences are also integral parts of the program.

    Each classroom teacher is supported within the classroom setting by a team of therapists who work with students individually, in small groups or on a consult basis. Other supports and services include school counseling, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, behavior support, school psychology, reading support and school nursing.

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