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Vanguard College Preparatory School is a great school. This school prepared my 3 children for college. They found their freshman years in college easier than high school. The academics are a given at Vanguard. The sports program is wonderful and one of inclusiveness. Vanguard pushes students to try new things and get involved in the many clubs and arts. The individual attention and small classroom sizes give the teachers the ability to teach and move at a quick pace.
December 08, 2014

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Vanguard College Preparatory School 5

Posted May 22, 2016
- a parent
Caring and nurturing teachers, wonderful administrative staff and excellent academic program. Highly recommend this school!

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 22, 2016
- a parent
This was my daughter’s first year in Middle School, and I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to all of her teachers who have provided a nurturing and challenging environment. They are stellar individuals who are dedicated and committed to the students and their learning. Choosing just one teacher to thank is so very difficult. Therefore, I’m including a brief highlight for each of her teachers. Mrs. Harris, her math teacher, is awesome! Her lectures are well prepared and support the material that the students have to learn. She even goes the extra step and records her lectures on video for students and parents to access, if needed. She motivates and gives students the tools to solve problems, while always providing encouragement and guidance. Mrs. Flowers, her science teacher, is enthusiastic and caring. She has a passion for science and shows students that their thoughts and opinions are valued. Her teaching style keeps students on their toes! Mr. James, her history and English teacher, is a natural! He is well organized and engages the students in creative ways. My daughter describes him best by saying, “He brings history to life!” Mr. Priest, her Introductory to Language teacher, is so talented. He is quite the expert in Latin, Spanish, German, and French. He assigns imaginative and fun-filled projects that provide students with wonderful insights into these languages. Coach Curtis, her athletic director, truly cares about each student. He communicates his expectations well to students and parents and the importance of teamwork. He instills a positive attitude and works with students to build their confidence and respect for one another.


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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 04, 2016
- a parent
Mrs Ferreter, throughout the year, you have continued to amaze me with your passion for teaching. All of your students love your classes because it's hard for them not to get caught up in your love of teaching them. Thank you for setting your standards so high and encouraging and inspiring your students to reach them!

Vanguard College Preparatory School 5

Posted August 31, 2015
- a student
Vanguard is an excellent school that shapes the way students are able to think through things. Not only do they have a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for any prestigious college (and prepares students thoroughly for college admissions tests), but they boast some of the greatest teachers in the state of Texas. Fantastic school that pays dividends in students' lives.

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SCHOOL LEADER
Respect is a core value of Vanguard. This is a key focus instilled in the student and faculty.
Posted August 30, 2015


Develops empathy:
SCHOOL LEADER
Vanguard focuses on teaching our students the importance of giving back and community service. Each grade level does a community service projects along with an all school service day called Emma’s day.
Posted August 30, 2015

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Develops honesty: Agree

Posted July 16, 2015
- a community member
Vanguard is devoted to bringing out the best in it's students while maintaining integrity through it's student run Honor Council!

Vanguard College Preparatory School 4

Posted July 16, 2015
- a community member
Vanguard is by far the best education you can give your child in Waco, TX. The small classrooms and advanced curriculum help develop incredible worth ethic and an in depth knowledge of subjects. I highly recommend Vanguard for middle school and high school education.


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SCHOOL LEADER
Vanguard College Preparatory School is a great school. This school prepared my 3 children for college. They found their freshman years in college easier than high school. The academics are a given at Vanguard. The sports program is wonderful and one of inclusiveness. Vanguard pushes students to try new things and get involved in the many clubs and arts. The individual attention and small classroom sizes give the teachers the ability to teach and move at a quick pace.
Posted December 08, 2014

Vanguard College Preparatory School 5

Posted December 08, 2014
- a parent
Our school is like no other in Central Texas. The administration is top notch. The teachers go above and beyond to help students achieve their goals. The curriculum is very rigorous which provides the students with a college level environment in the classroom. Our athletics is very competitive throughout the state. We have won over 30 state titles. The students at Vanguard learn to balance a busy schedule and have the freedom to do so. Students are taught to be independent thinkers, strive for success, and compete in all sorts of extra curricular activities.

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