Our scholars are always excited to take their learning to the next level. One way we accomplish this at Vanguard, is with our commitment to field trips and hands-on learning outside the classroom. Interactive experiences and experiential learning helps scholars to truly retain their in-class learning. The topics come to life — literally!
Recently our Vanguards went to visit the farm where our school lunch food is grown, Public Greens. Even before we visited in person, our scholars had a virtual visit online. At our first virtual field trip our scholars met our two farm guides, Myriah and Kate, and learned about the different types of bees and insects that live in the garden. Bees and bugs are good, sometimes!
For our second visit, our scholars went to Public Greens farm. There we learned together about composting and the best soil to use for growing vegetables and other items. We learned about when to plant and harvest a garden. And we planted our own small plot! Our Vanguards planted turnips and carrot seeds.
Public Greens is a modern cafeteria run by chefs with food from farms. Part of the mission of Public Greens is to support and share profits with The Patachou Foundation. The Patachou Foundation is committed to serving nutrient dense, scratch-made meals to children in our community and is our school lunch vendor at Vanguard. Yum!
Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis truly has a strong commitment to learning outside the classroom. Another example: every year we take 7th and 8th grade scholars to the Indiana Statehouse where they are able to be a part of the page program. In this interactive experience, our scholars are able to meet the senators in their district, tour the statehouse, and observe a legislative session where debates on policy take place. Our scholars are also able to participate in an interactive learning experience where they act as senators and create their own “mock bill” about changes they would like to see in their community. This experience brings our social studies curriculum to life!
Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis is unapologetically focused on the academic success of our scholars, our fifth to eighth grade students. Situated in Central Indianapolis, we provide high-quality instruction, rigorous curriculum, and supportive character development. We create pathways to college success and to becoming leaders in thought, word, and action. Be a Vanguard, today!