Tuition and Fees

2024-2025 Tuition Rates *
Lower School (Pre-K – 5th Grade): $26,375
Middle School (6th – 8th Grade): $27,400
High School (9th – 12th Grade): $28,650
Launch Transition Program (Full-Time): $28,650, (Part-Time, 4 Days per Week): $22,920

Excluded from Tuition:  
Sport uniforms, spirit wear, afterschool care, extracurricular activities (optional)
Field Trips (required)
*Enrollment Fee: $4,850   Re-Enrollment Fee: $1,125
*Initial enrollment includes intensive parent and student support including review of academic and medical records, consult with outside clinicians, in-depth counselor intakes with families,  student success plans, student and family orientation, family education and counseling sessions. 

Note: We offer year-round enrollment; tuition will be prorated for students who are enrolled during the second semester.

Tuition PlansAnnual: due in April (or the month that a student is enrolled)Semester: due in April (or the month that a student is enrolled) and October

Payment MethodsAll payments are made online via bank account or credit/debit card through FACTS, our student information/financial system.

Tuition Refund PolicyVanguard makes financial and contractual arrangements with faculty, staff, and vendors before the beginning of each school year. These obligations and commitments require Vanguard to mandate that all enrolling families commit financially for the entire school year. If for any reason an enrolled student fails to attend Vanguard for the contracted school year, 100% of the tuition is still due and must be paid in full.

Tax Benefits

Please read below for information regarding the possibility of using Vanguard’s tuition as a medical tax deduction:

Excerpt from: Publication 502 IRS Medical Dental Expenses Special Education

You can include in medical expenses fees you pay on a doctor’s recommendation for a child’s tutoring by a teacher who is specially trained and qualified to work with children who have learning disabilities caused by mental or physical impairments, including nervous system disorders.

You can include in medical expenses the cost (tuition, meals, and lodging) of attending a school that furnishes special education to help a child to overcome learning disabilities. A doctor must recommend that the child attend the school. Overcoming learning disabilities must be a principal reason for attending the school, and any ordinary education received must be incidental to the special education provided.

For additional information regarding Medical Tax deductions for students with learning disabilities, read this detailed article.

What expenses qualify for a tax deduction?

The following expenses may qualify for a tax deduction if a medical professional recommends the service or treatment for the child and there is a medical diagnosis of a neurological disorder, such as a severe learning disability:

  • Tuition to a private school
  • Tutoring
  • Specialized materials (e.g., books, software, and instructional material)
  • Diagnostic evaluations (by a private practitioner)
  • Therapy
  • Transportation expenses to the private school or tutor

Besides Parents, Who Can Claim a Child as a Dependent?

A relative caretaker (e.g., a grandparent or aunt), or a non-relative caretaker (e.g., a foster parent or legal guardian), may be able to claim a child as a dependent and qualify for related tax benefits. A relative caretaker and the child are not required to live in the same household. More information is available in IRS Publication 501 on pages 10-22.