Comments from the parent of a Vanguard senior (female) who transferred to Vanguard from a large suburban school district in 8th grade:Why did you decide to send your child to Vanguard? Small class size, collegial feel of campus, experience level of faculty, emphasis on academics. Is your child happy at Vanguard? Our child has excelled at Vanguard due to the small community atmosphere among faculty, student and parents and the rigorous academic classes. At Vanguard, it is cool to be smart. What advice would you give other parents who are thinking about where to send their child for high school? The Vanguard environment provides an independent yet broadly-structured venue that allows a child to develop his/her maximum growth potential, academically and emotionally, without regard to social and teaching norms hindering many of the public schools. The focus of classroom teaching is aimed at the child’s potential, not to a statewide norm. The investment in Vanguard tuition is often substantially repaid by collegiate academic scholarships.