Vanguard is the top Private School in Central Texas
#1 - Voted Best High School for STEM in the Waco Area.
#23 - Best Private High School in Texas.
#24 - Best College Prep Private High School in Texas.
#1 - Most Diverse Private High School in the Waco Area.
* Rated by Niche 2019
How do I get more information about Vanguard?• You can call Vanguard admissions office at (254) 772-8111, and we are happy to tell you about our school and answer your questions. • We encourage a tour of our school and a shadow day on campus. Contact the Admissions Office to set up an appointment -772-8111. • You can also fill out an inquiry form or application to talk with our Admissions Team.
What are the steps to be admitted?• Complete the Vanguard application for admission. (Click button below.) • Submit a Transcript, Writing Sample and Teacher recommendation via the online admissions. • Take the Otis Lennon School Abilities standardized test. This will be coordinated with the Director of Advancement and can be scheduled during school or after school on weekdays. • Make an appointment for an official admissions interview. This may take place with either the Director of Advancement, the Head of School or both. The applicant and at least one parent should attend the interview. • Shadow Day. Experience a day in the life of a Vanguard student by scheduling a shadow day for your student.
How many students are enrolled?• We have 209 students in grades 7-12 of our 2018-19 school year.
What is your student to teacher ratio?• We have an impressive 13:1 student to teacher ratio.
What is your average class size?• Our average class is 12 students per class. Some are larger and smaller in order to enhance the classroom atmosphere.
Where are most of your students from?• We have students from 23 different zip codes across Central Texas attending Vanguard, along with International students from Brazil, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and China. • Students come to Vanguard from local Public Schools and many local private schools.
• The NEW enrolled students in 2018-19 came from Waco ISD, Midway ISD, Crawford ISD, Robinson ISD, China Spring ISD, Gatesville ISD, Bosqueville ISD, Copperas Cove ISD, Live Oak, ECA, Waco Montessori, St. Paul, Rapoport, Valor, and Woodway Christian.