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West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

Welcome to Vanguard Classical School!
With two campuses, we offer a unique educational experience.

Click the link below to access our story in the Aurora Sentinal about our 4-Day School Week!

Vanguard Classical Schools bet on
4-day school week to remedy pandemic learning loss

Check out the video below to learn more about our high school program!

Every day, we strive to deliver a high quality and equitable education to our

students while providing them opportunities to thrive within a

safe and loving environment.

Vanguard Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Vanguard Classical School serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. (

We foster a safe, positive atmosphere that encourages our students’ intellectual and emotional growth through...

-- Utilizing the Classical Education Philosophy (K-12)
-- Following the Core Knowledge Sequence (K-8)
-- Ensuring ALL of our teachers are certified and highly qualified
-- Differentiated instruction
-- Requiring school uniforms
-- Preparing our graduates for post-secondary education and careers
-- Character education and mental health supports

Some programs offered at VCS are:

PBIS and Restorative Practices
Riggs Method
Spelling Bee
Spanish, Latin, and French Courses
Choir, Band, and Orchestra
Service Learning through Vanguard Gives
Middle School and High School Sports
6th Grade Outdoor Lab
7th/8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
7th/8th Grade Boston Trip
High School Trips Abroad
Advanced Placement Courses
Concurrent Enrollment
Research-based social-emotional curriculum

FREE Before and After Care!

At VCS, we are aware of the challenges many families face when trying to get their children to school and make it to work on time. We have a solution for you!

As early as 6:30 am, we will provide a safe place for students to come to school early to read, study, or work on other tasks. Additionally, from 3:15 pm-6:00 pm, students are welcome to stay after school to work on homework, have some outside time, or play games.

These services are FREE for our K-8 students. read that right...FREE!

Regular instructional time will begin at 7:50 am, and will end at 3:15 pm for K-6 (East), K-8 (West), and 3:24 pm for 7-12 (East).

Now Accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year

VCS West

801 Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80230

Enrollment Application
VCS East

17101 East Ohio Drive
Aurora, CO 80017

Enrollment Application

About Vanguard Classical School

  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Testimonials

Our Mission

The mission of Vanguard Classical School is to facilitate individual academic achievement and character development through a rigorous, content-rich, inclusive learning environment.

Our Vision

Vanguard Classical School graduates will be literate in the classics and the ideals of Western Civilization, while valuing the diversity of ideas, abilities, and cultures in today’s world, and will be prepared to contribute meaningfully to their communities.


"We are so happy to have a school like Vanguard Classical for our daughter. They offer an outstanding education and also have a strong focus on development of responsibility and character."

“We were drawn to Vanguard Classical School by the curriculum and the inclusion of character development. Our children are truly thriving there! We love hearing about what they’re learning, and they are happy to keep going back.”

“We’ve been with Vanguard West for 8 years now and couldn’t be happier. The teachers and staff are so wonderful and caring. The fact that they want our kids to be successful is apparent by their efforts and support of the students. We couldn’t ask for a better school experience.”

"Our high school program may be small, but our biggest strength is that we are a FAMILY and look out for our students. We care about our students and show that through character education and different opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate. We truly are a unique environment to learn and grow!"

"Our VCS Community will always be there to support them both academically and personally."

"We're a small school, so you get more one on one help from your teachers."

"It's easy to make friends because groups aren't's really inclusive."
H. A. W. K.
Honor, Achievement, World Citizenship, Kindness
Vanguard Classical School is a tuition-free public charter school authorized by the Aurora Public School District.

Enrollment Growth


Student/Teacher Ratio


Teacher Retention Rate


Graduation Rate

At Vanguard East compared to 67.6% at Aurora Public Schools
Our Promise

Vanguard Classical School exists to build young citizens who demonstrate Honor, Achievement, World Citizenship, and Kindness.

Every day I learn more about the extraordinary achievements of our student body, from the youngest Kindergartners to the Senior Class in our Upper School. I am profoundly impressed. I am privileged to be part of such a fine faculty that daily puts forth remarkable efforts as advocates and educators. Inclusivity is at the heart of day-to-day life at Vanguard. We invite you to join our community to experience the difference our institution is making. Thank you for supporting Vanguard.

Jay Cerny, Executive Director

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May 21
10:00 am - 11:00 am

May 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8th Grade Continuation

May 26
7:50 am - 12:00 pm
Last Day of School

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