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  • Congratulations! The following Vanguard School teachers were nominated for the Citadel Heart of Learning Awards. 

    • Kate Daley
    • Kate Dougherty
    • Anna Fusco
    • Norma Kasper
    • Murray Kramer (Citadel Heart of Learning Award finalist)
    • Chris Low
    • Joe Previty
    • Christi Sekulski
    • Michele Seel
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Welcome to The Vanguard School

  • 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). Students who experience developmental disabilities, learning differences or social-emotional or behavioral difficulties are also eligible for our program.   

    The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and related clinical services with a unique focus on the individual student and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School offers an integrated academic, social and daily living skills approach within a supportive environment where the goal is for each student to become a contributing member of the community.

    A team of therapists support students in the classroom, individually and in small groups as well as through consultative efforts. Related clinical services include speech-language, occupational and physical therapies, school psychology, school counseling, behavior support and nursing. All therapists and specialists have the advantage of being actively involved in the student’s entire day; our clinicians are able to co-treat across disciplines and consult with teachers and other professionals on a regular basis.