Mission & History
The Vanguard School is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for students who learn differently. Vanguard strives to ensure each student aspires to higher educational opportunities and independent life.
The Vanguard School is fully accredited through FCIS and SACS - AdvancED.
At Vanguard a person’s worth isn’t a result of achievement, popularity, or athleticism; value is automatic. Many of our students arrive with a deflated sense of self and a lack of confidence to accompany it. They’ve spent years unsuccessfully navigating a system of education whose subtle, or not so subtle, messages scream “you don’t belong”. At Vanguard, everyone belongs. Most of our students understand first-hand the difficulties of a learning challenge. We welcome students from a plethora of cities, states, and countries. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. We employ a diverse staff and incorporate diversity training into residential curriculum, as well as academic curriculum. Trips, activities, and curriculum actively strive to expose students to a wide array of cultures.