Vanguard College Preparatory School accepts International Students from all countries around the world.

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Vanguard College Preparatory School has a Top International Academic High School Program.

The International Student Program provides Vanguard College Preparatory School the opportunity to welcome international students to be a part of our 7th-12th grade community. The 2013-2014 academic year was the official start to the International Student Program. The ISP program at Vanguard College Preparatory School places a strong emphasis on academics, solidifying students’ English speaking/writing skills, preparing students for college, exposure to the American culture, and providing a quality education. Students in the ISP will be living with host families as they pursue their education at Vanguard College Preparatory School.  Vanguard currently has students from South Korea, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

For all Non-Chinese Students – click here to apply

For information in French – Informations en Français

For information in Vietnamese –Để biết thêm thông tin

For Information in Spanish – Para información en español

For Information in German – Für Informationen in deutscher Sprache

For all Chinese Students to apply or for more information – click here

International students applying from countries outside of the United States requiring a Form I-20 to attend school in the United States should contact Rebekah Radney, at Rebekah_Radney@vanguard.org to obtain information on international tuition and fees, as well as to receive instructions about our application process.

Click here to read a recent article on our international program by the Waco Tribune Herald.

If you are interested in hosting an international student – click here

Please contact our Head of The International Program with questions or if you are a current Vanguard family who wants to be a host family –  Rebekah Radney.



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International Mentor Program

Why we provide the International Mentorship Program?

The International Mentor Program provides immediate friendship with a current Vanguard student and guidance from a Vanguard faculty member. This program helps guide an international student through their years at Vanguard.  They gain valuable friendship and guidance. We want our international students to feel connected the moment they step foot on Vanguard’s campus.

What is the International Mentorship Program?

The International Mentorship Program pairs international students with mentors to help during the transition process and beyond. International students are automatically enrolled in the program.  Faculty and current students volunteer to be mentors for the entire year.

When does the International Mentorship Program meet?

The International Mentorship Program has monthly lunch gatherings that take place during our lunch hour. Mentorship pairs will get together and be encouraged to have lunch with other mentorship pairs. This creates community for our students. Mentorships pairs are encouraged to get together at other times throughout the month.  For example, one of our pairs went to get snow cones after school. This was something new for our international students to experience in the United States.

International Students from China ONLY
International Students coming from China should work through the Cambridge Institute to apply to Vanguard College Preparatory School. Through an exclusive agency arrangement, we have partnered with the Institute to help Chinese students work through the admission process and be properly placed. All applicants from China should direct their inquiries to the Cambridge Institute at vanguard@thecambridgeinstitute.org.


Click here to make an Inquiry with the Cambridge Institute.
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A well-qualified international applicant has a strong academic record and sufficient English language proficiency to perform well in a challenging college preparatory environment.


An interview (in person or online via Skype) is part of the application process.


Vanguard College Preparatory School does not offer housing facilities on-campus. Students’ families should arrange the student’s housing directly through our partner The Cambridge Institute of International Education and GPhomestay. Please see below for information on applying.


To submit an application to be considered for admission to Vanguard College Preparatory School, please apply through our partner The Cambridge Institute by emailing vanguard@thecambridgeinstitute.org. Should you meet all the requirements; an interview will be arranged by The Cambridge Institute. The interview will take place in person or on line via Skype. Upon review of all application materials, including the interview, the Office of Admissions will determine whether to accept the student for admission. The student will receive a decision letter with more details.

Please contact Rebekah Radney with any questions – Rebekah_Radney@vanguard.org or 254-772-8111

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