Contact Us

West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129

Locations

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.

Cold weather has arrived! Colorado weather can be unpredictable, so proper outerwear is very important. Please send your students to school prepared for inclement weather. This includes a coat warm enough for outdoor weather, hats, and gloves. Outdoor recess is an important part of the day. Unless the temperature outside is well below freezing or weather conditions are dangerous, we will send students outside for recess and dismissal. For this reason, it is essential that they are warm enough to stay outside. If your student's coat or other belongings go missing, be sure to check the Lost and Found in the front office.

With the winter months come the possibility of school closures and schedule changes. The decision to change school schedules because of adverse conditions is based on one factor; the safety of all students and staff.

  • Vanguard follows the district (Aurora Public Schools ie. Adams-Arapahoe 28J) with regard to school closures, late starts, etc. and we reserve the right to additional closures if deemed necessary.
  • The Director makes every effort to decide and announce decisions to close school before 6:00 am.
  • Please refer to your local AM radio (850 KOA) and television stations (KCNC Channel 4, KMGH Channel 7, KUSA Channel 9, KDVR Channel 31) for official notification.
  • Vanguard will also announce closures on its website and via School Messenger.

About Vanguard Classical School

  • Our Mission
  • Our Vision
  • Parent 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.

Parent Testimonials

"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."
H. A. W. K.
Honor, Achievement, World Citizenship, Kindness
Vanguard Classical School is a public charter school with two campuses in Denver and Aurora serving 1,200 students in grades K-12.
5%

Enrollment Growth

1:15

Student/Teacher Ratio

95%

Teacher Retention Rate

83.3%

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

Vanguard West Campus Page
Latest News
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Back to School August 5

Monday, Aug. 5 is the first day of the 2019-2020 school year for Vanguard Classical Schools, both East and West campuses.

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Upcoming Events
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Nov 11
All Day
Canned Food Drive

Nov 22
All Day
Butter Braid Deliver

Nov 25
All Day
Thanksgiving Break

Dec 5
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Girls Basketball game against GVA Northglenn

GVA 16401 E Alameda dr

Dec 5
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boys Basketball game against GVA Northglenn

Vantage Point 10900 Huron st

Dec 10
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
VCS West Volunteer Meeting

VCS West Campus, 801 Yosemite St, Denver CO 80230

Vanguard East Campus Page
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Upcoming College Fairs

The first Denver National College Fair of the fall season will be held September 29, 2019.

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East Campus on the Web

The new Vanguard Classical School website launched July 15, 2019 with a special section of news and information for the East Campus.

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Upcoming Events
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Nov 22
All Day
4th Grade Field Trip

Nov 22
All Day
Kindergarten Core Knowledge Event

Nov 25
All Day
Thanksgiving Break

Nov 28
All Day
Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec 4
All Day
Hearing/Vision Screening

Dec 4
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chipotle Restaurant Night - D.C. trip fundraiswer

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