The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and integrated clinical services with a unique focus on the individual child and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School is an innovator in offering an integrated academic, social and daily living skills approach within a supportive environment where the ultimate goal is for each student to become an independent, functional and contributing member of the community.
The Pre-K and Elementary SchoolThe Pre-K and 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. Instruction is paced to accommodate students with language delays as well as motor planning and processing difficulties. The Middle SchoolIn The Vanguard Middle School, the emotional and behavioral needs of the students are a focus of instruction. Students are supported through numerous initiatives across the curriculum and enhancement programs. The High School In The Vanguard High School there is a continuing emphasis on the development of academic skills, social skills and student independence. Through community-based instruction, daily living skills, self-determination and interpersonal skills, students work toward a successful transition to work, post-secondary education and community life.
The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC)The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC) offers post-secondary education support, career preparation, community-based vocational training, and social and daily living skills development to young adults.
Speech-Language Intensive ClassroomsThe Vanguard School offers speech-language intensive classrooms designed to serve children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other speech-sound disorders. This academic program focuses on the development and integration of speech and language skills and academic success.
Students in this program are working at or slightly below grade level and have strong communication skills, but their emotional, social or behavioral needs interfere with their ability to be successful in school. Through a combination of behavioral health clinical interventions and Special Education instruction, we focus on social-emotional learning to help children prepare for their next educational environment. Clinical Services at The Vanguard SchoolA 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.
The Vanguard School, offers Extended School Year (ESY) programs for students 4–21 years of age.