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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Vanguard College Preparatory School is a top rated, private school located in Waco, TX. It has 217 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $15,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid

Vanguard College Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
75 responses
Average ACT
29
35 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
  • Winter Glitter
    16%
  • Emma's Day
    15%
  • Basketball Games
    12%
  • The Senior Lounge!
    12%
  • I love that they are philanthropically inclinded
    9%
  • Shadowing
    9%
  • Class/School Trips
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
217
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$37,735
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$116,600
National
$184,700
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Vanguard College Preparatory School Reviews

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Overall, an amazing college prep school that provides a welcoming and family-like environment. Responsibility is given to each student so as to better prepare for college classes and the real world, but in a way each year there are more restrictions put on the students with certain policies - which could be handled in an instructional/informational environment rather than restricting students, whom they expect to be grown adults in college by graduation. I, personally, would not have wanted to get an education from any other place. I met amazing people and many amazing opportunities opened up being a part of the Vanguard family.
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Best school experience one can offer your child! We have been highly impressed with their flexibility towards our son. He has more educational opportunities in order to pursue his career. The teachers really care and will help in any way a student may be struggling. I know he will be prepared for college. No other school in Waco come close to offering the education a child will get here.
Vanguard is undoubtedly one of the best schools in Central Texas. The rigorous academics help students to become well prepared for college. There is a wide array of clubs, and sports students are encouraged to participate in. The small class sizes make for an inclusive environment. Teachers and administration are of top quality.