Vanguard Preparatory School COVID-19 Update

Vanguard Returns to In-Person Learning this Fall After a Safe Summer Session on Campus

Vanguard Middle School student enjoys time with one of the school’s emotional support dogs.  Pets can be great companions and reduce stress levels and anxiety.

Teaching Kids to Navigate Life

The Vanguard Preparatory School serves children and families who, for different, often complex reasons, are not well served by traditional public and private schools. Vanguard provides an environment where students can excel to the full extent of their capabilities. Excel might mean achieving academic honors and going on to college with a full scholarship or it might mean the freedom to live independently and pursue meaningful work. Vanguard is unique in our ability to integrate academic learning with social-emotional learning. We have been doing both―and doing both well—for a long time. 


Our mission is to enrich children’s lives by fostering independence, self-esteem, and compassion for others. Every child is valued regardless of diagnosis or challenge. We guide them in a positive direction and create a strong foundation for learning through social, emotional, and academic development.



Vanguard has a diverse student population that includes students with ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders with the majority of our students in the average to high average range of intellectual ability. We offer a nurturing, therapeutic environment that allows all of our students to show off their strengths while helping in the areas where they need extra support. 



Vanguard is an inclusive community. Every person plays an integral role in the development and success of our students. Our teachers and clinical staff bring years of not only extensive experience but also compassion and devotion to their students. With an active parent and teacher community, we are able to fulfill our mission daily. 



The cornerstone of Vanguard‘s therapeutic program is our emphasis on the research-based method of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We recognize that for many of our students, social skills and self-regulation are concepts that must be taught. While students may be book smart, they will not be successful in life without these relational skills. With the support of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), we provide every student with practical social-emotional competence assessments to benchmark not only their academic progress but social and emotional as well. 



Vanguard provides students and parents with several additional programs including the Vanguard Intensive Program (VIP), Ignite after-school program, and the 18+ Program. Additionally, the Vanguard Center for Neurological Health offers neurological, occupational, and speech-language evaluations as well as individual and family counseling. Understanding that collaboration extends beyond the clinic, our clinicians work closely with teachers and counselors to implement recommendations and support services to meet the needs of each student. 



Because life doesn’t stop after graduation, Vanguard staff offers ongoing supportive services and mentoring for our young adults to encourage independent living skills, mood management skills, achieve a balance between physical health and fitness, maintain an organized environment, establish healthy relationship patterns, and build self-esteem and values.



Ignite offers a wide range of recreational, educational, and cultural activities including study hall, fun fitness, arts and entertainment, cooking, instructional sports, nature, recycling and creative themed activities. Our program is designed to complement the school’s mission, offering a safe, therapeutic environment allowing students to learn and grow.



Vanguard Intensive Program (VIP) is for students who require intensive intervention and a jump start on the road to a successful, stabile home, social and school life. The program is appropriate for ages 9 – 23 who are experiencing significant anxiety, social or behavioral issues, & benefit from daily therapy, family therapy, and structured school and home program.



Vanguard offers a variety of extracurricular activities for our students including:

Monthly field trips.
Also Music; Chess
Last Friday Fun
Parents Night Out


“It was such a relief to find a place in which Jonathan’s problems could be addressed, his potential recognized and he could be loved. Before we found Vanguard, I honestly did not think there would be a school that would believe in our child. “

Diane, Vanguard Parent


Parent Education Classes
November 17th & 19th

Thanksgiving Feasts
Thursday, November 19th

Thanksgiving Break/No School
November 23-27

Vanguard Preparatory School

4240 Sigma Road Dallas, TX 75244

Accredited By Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools - AdvancED | TEA Approved

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(phone) (972) 404-1616
(fax) (972) 404-1641

(email) info@vanguardprepschool.com