The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education and clinical services with a unique focus on the individual child and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School has been an innovator in offering an integrated academic, social and daily living skills approach within a supportive environment where the ultimate goal is to have each student become an independent, functional and happy member of society.
Vanguard’s innovative PreK-12 and post-secondary education is a hallmark of the school’s “Learning-for-Life” philosophy, and has resulted in measurable success for graduates. The Vanguard School is a nonprofit, state-licensed, academic day school that is one of 34 Pennsylvania Approved Private Schools for Special Education, selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The Vanguard School is licensed to accept students with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of autism, speech-language disorders, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI). Students at The Vanguard School also may experience developmental disabilities, learning differences or social-emotional or behavioral difficulties.
Students may receive supportive services in speech-language, physical or occupational therapies, reading and group or individual counseling.