The Vanguard School

Lake Wales, Florida, USA view map
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation

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The Vanguard School of Lake Wales, Florida, was founded in 1966 to serve the needs of students with a variety of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Located in the heart of the Sunshine State, the school has a 77 acre campus in the city of Lake Wales, and is ideally situated for access to the beaches and cultural and entertainment centers of Central Florida. The school provides a safe and secure but appropriately demanding and structured environment in which students who have been unsuccessful in traditional school programs are able to learn and achieve. Classes are small, between eight and twelve students, and individual tutorials are available to enhance classroom instruction. Advanced technological reading and math programs are included in all students’ Individualized Learning Paths. Students from 15 states and 22 foreign countries have access to four dormitories, three classroom buildings, full gym, aquatic center, physical fitness center, library/media center and dining hall. An Economy System, which assists in developing a sense of responsibility, enhances the residential program. Interscholastic sports provide an opportunity to develop interpersonal, athletic and leadership skills. Evening club activities and weekend events round out the program. 95% of our graduates go on to college.The Vanguard School and its academic programs are fully accredited by both the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

22000 US Highway 27, Lake Wales, Florida, USA 33859
863-676-6091

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Director of Admission: Melanie Brockmeier
Admissions Phone:863-676-6091Fax:863-676-8297
Email: melanie.brockmeier@vanguardschool.org Website: www.vanguardschool.org


  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $100
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1966
  • Campus Size: 77 acres
  • Grades Offered: 5th-post-grad
  • Accredited by: SACS, FCIS
Student Body
Boarding
Grades 5th-post-grad
Day
Grades 5th-post-grad
Total
Girls     20 5 25
Boys     69 12 81
Total     89 17 106

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $44,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: $38,000
  • Day Tuition Fee: $22,500
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 40.00%
  • Average Awarded: $13,655
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $4,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0
 
 

Department Director: Derri Park

Average Class Size: 7

Full Time Teachers: 15

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 5.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 3/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Summer Programs Offered: Offered

Number of AP Courses Offered: 2

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
  • Distance Learning
  • Post Graduate Year
Support Programs
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
English:
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
History:
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Spanish
  • American Sign Language
Religion/Philosophy:
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
Sciences:
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Health
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
Math:
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Independent Study for higher math
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Applications
Music:
  • Band
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Appreciation
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Drama
  • Film and Video
  • Journalism
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Production
  • Public Speaking
  • Studio Art
  • Television Production
  • Woodworking
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Internships
  • Leadership
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • English Literature
  • Physics B
 
 

Department Director: Albert Alexander

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 4

No. of Girls Dorms: 2

No. of Boys Dorms: 2

Dorm Amenities:
Game Room
 
Laundry Facilities 
Lounge 
Wireless Internet 
Vending Machines 
 

Dress Code: Casual

Student Life

Facilities

  • Basketball court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Volleyball court(s)
  • Sand volleyball court(s)
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Pool

Clubs and Organizations

  • Community Service
  • Drama Club
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Honor Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Pep Club
  • Science Bowl
  • Skateboarding Clubs
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
 
 

Summary:

Athletics Department Director: Dan Sheppard

Arts
  • Drama Club
  • Rock Band
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Martial Arts
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Skateboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
 
 

Department Director: Lilliana Marshall

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 95.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Lynn University
Johnson & Wales
College Living Experience
Eckerd College
St. Thomas University

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading NA NA
Mathematics NA NA
Writing NA NA



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2011 Summer Program

July 01, 2012 to July 28, 2012

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2012
Tuition: $3,995
Financial Aid Available:  No
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