Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding children and young adults to independence. VFES provides school and summer programs, transition skills programming and clinical-consultation services for children and young adults, 4–21 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. Through its programs—The Luma Center, Summer Matters, The Vanguard School and Vanguard Transition Center—VFES offers direct services to young people as well as professional development and support to families, schools and community organizations. For more than 50 years, VFES has been dedicated to improving special education through innovative programs and research-based practices.
The Luma Center
is home to StarPoint and StarPoint 2, The Vanguard School's Pre-K/K and
K/1 classrooms, which support student's academic and therapeutic needs. Classes
are taught by a certified special education teacher with integrated support
from and collaboration with speech-language pathologists and occupational
therapists.StarPoint and StarPoint 2 utilize an academic approach to develop the
core areas of literacy and numeracy as well as self-regulation, executive
function and social interaction skills — strengths needed for students to
transition into other learning environments.
offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 5–21 years of age, with learning challenges and special needs. Programs include Summer Voyagers, Summer L.I.F.E.,
two ESY programs and respite programs, all of which build on campers’ interests to help them succeed, learn and grow.
The Vanguard School
is an Approved Private
School providing programs for and licensed to accept students, 4–21 years of age, with a Pennsylvania
Department of Special Education exceptionality of autism, speech-language
disorders, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI).
As part of The Vanguard School, The Vanguard Transition Center
offers post-secondary education, career preparation and social and daily living skills development to young adults, 18–21 years of age, with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality.