Valley Forge Educational Services

Guiding Children and Young Adults to Independence

  • Same Location.
    New Mailing Address.
    For years, Valley Forge Educational Services has used two addresses—one for our physical location and another as our mailing address. Effective immediately, we have changed our mailing address to be the physical address only. We will no longer be using the PO Box and ask that you update records accordingly.

    Please update your contact information to reflect our new mailing address:
    1777 North Valley Road
    Malvern, PA 19355

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Welcome to Valley Forge Educational Services

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, 2–21 years of age, with special needs and learning challenges. Through its programs—The Luma Center for Development and Learning, 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 where families find support and services for children, 2–12 years of age, with developmental or learning challenges. The Luma Center offers center-based individual speech-language and occupational therapies, early intervention services, therapeutic Pre-K/K and K/1 classrooms and social skills groups.
Summer Matters 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.
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Valley Forge Educational Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin or disability in its activities, admissions, programs or employment practices.

Valley Forge Educational Services is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with the law.

News & Features

  • Lee Ann Reigel Recognized for Excellence in Education

    School Counselor at Valley Forge Educational Services’ The Vanguard School and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania resident Lee Ann Reigel was awarded the school’s Excellence in Education Award Friday, June 19 at the Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon. This award was established to honor Richmond Horrocks, a past member of the VFES’ Corporate Board of Trustees and a devoted supporter of The Vanguard School. At the time of his death in 2000, a memorial fund was established in his name to recognize educational excellence at The Vanguard School.

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