Where students can DISCOVER themselves,
EXPLORE relationships with others,
step out and SERVE the community,
and LEAD by example.

Academics

When a child learns differently, or at a different pace, large classrooms simply can’t provide the individual attention required. Our small class sizes, therapeutic support and individualized curriculum allow for a student to shine in favorite subjects and struggle less with others. Vanguard’s curriculum is a developmental learning model and operates on a mastery level philosophy. As soon as students master one instructional objective, they are moved to the next.

Social Emotional Health

We know that social emotional health is a leading indicator of student success. Affective skills are taught in twice weekly therapy groups, led by staff therapists. These groups focus on self-discovery, values clarification, interpersonal relationships, community service and leadership skills. Students learn to express emotions appropriately, to problem solve and cope with challenges of being a teen. Groups are supported throughout the day by teachers through modeling, coaching and direct intervention.

Our Faculty

The faculty at Vanguard includes teachers as well as a team of licensed professional counselors, speech/language pathologists, psychologists and occupational therapists. Parents may request individual therapy for their student, participate in family counseling, or request a home program.

Talk with us about your student. We get it.

Why our families choose Vanguard:

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Other Schools Just
Don’t “Get” Our Child

We hear this a lot. Others can see behavior problems where we see learning differences. We work with your child to better understand the way he or she thinks and acts. Understanding is the first step.

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We Want Our Child Back

When we struggle with a child’s behavior, we tend to be nostalgic for a time when they were younger and more manageable. As a child enters each new stage of development, new gifts and challenges are presented. There’s no going back, but there can be new and rich ways to engage with the person your child is becoming.

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My Child is so Smart.
But the Grades Don’t Show It.

When a child learns differently, or at a different pace, large classrooms simply can’t provide the individual attention required. Our small class sizes and individualized curriculum allow for a student to shine in favorite subjects and struggle less with others.

Vanguard Preparatory School is committed to educating students experiencing social, emotional and/or academic delays.  Our mission is to provide developmentally appropriate, individualized, academic programs within a therapeutic milieu.

Meet Our Students

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Lower School

Our therapeutic preschool and lower school programs provide a classroom of no more than ten students and two teachers. Academic objectives are aligned with Texas Education Agency’s standards and are taught using experiential, multi-sensory, cross-curricular and differentiated instructional techniques.

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Middle School

Our middle school program includes grades 6-8 and provides a classroom of no more than ten students and one teacher. At this age, students begin to rotate classes and experience different teachers for each class. We provide a smaller developmental class designed for students with more significant learning and affective needs.

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High School

Vanguard’s high school students follow one of two tracks: College Preparatory Program or Work/Study Program. In addition to a rigorous academic program, high school students participate in twice weekly therapy. Also, they learn or refine social and leadership skills.

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Young Adult

After high school graduation, some students need additional support to prepare for life as an independent adult. The Vanguard 18+ program serves these students by providing vocational training, life skills coaching and activities that develop social skills.

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Vanguard Parents Association

VPA actively supports the students and faculty of Vanguard Prep through fun events, fundraisers and informative programs. It’s also a group for mutual support of parents who are navigating the challenges of children who learn differently or experience their world and relationships in different ways.

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We look forward to learning more about how Vanguard can serve your child. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

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