Tuition and Fees

Annual Tuition for 2022-2023*

Lower School (Pre-K – 5th Grade): $24,200
Middle School (5th Grade – 8th Grade): $25,300
High School (9th – 12th Grade): $26,400
Launch Transition Program: $26,400

  *We offer year-round enrollment; tuition prorated based on the quarter in which the student is enrolled.


Enrollment: $2,000 enrollment fee is due upon initial admission.
Re-enrollment: $1,125 is due for admission in subsequent years.

Excluded: Sports uniforms, band instruments and Vanguard spirit wear 

Tuition Payment Schedule

Annually: April

Semester: April and October

Payment Methods

Online: Yes, via credit card or bank account

Personal Check: No

Cash Discounts: No

Tuition Refund Policy

Vanguard 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.

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