The foundation of the Vanguard experience is based on our core values – rigor, responsibility, and respect. The community of Vanguard students, faculty, administrators, and parents is committed to a personalized learning experience that prepares each student to excel at the collegiate level.
Sitting in the heart of Waco, Vanguards small class sizes provide students with the academic freedom to discover intellectual and personal passions through a demanding curriculum taught by motivated educators. Beyond a robust regimen of core subjects, Wacos best middle and high school students are challenged by their peers and the faculty to explore the meaning of complex information and to apply knowledge in the service of their communities and careers.
We provide a supportive, safe environment for our students. The foundation of this environment is based on mutual respect among individuals, students, faculty, parents, and the administration. The culture of mutual respect extends beyond the classroom onto the campus, athletic fields, the students homes, and the surrounding community. Our students self-respect and their respect for others are foundational to success in any endeavor after Vanguard.
We develop responsible students by entrusting them with an age-appropriate degree of freedom, balanced with clearly defined standards of behavior and accountability. The interaction of freedom and accountability between students, faculty, and administration helps each student exercise the integrity, self-discipline, and responsibility necessary for success at the collegiate level. These core values are intrinsic to the success of Wacos best high school and middle school.