Our Mission

Unapologetically focused on the academic success of our scholars, Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis educates 6-8th grade students through high-quality instruction, rigorous curriculum, and character development to succeed in college and become leaders in thought, word and action. Vanguard Collegiate is a tuition-free public charter middle school located on Indy’s Near Northwest Side.

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis is a tuition-free public charter school. As such, we provide equal opportunities such as admissions and educational services to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, family situation(s), religion, political affiliation, or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Additionally, Vanguard Collegiate does not have any geographical boundaries for enrollment purposes.

Join Us for a School Tour

Visit Vanguard Collegiate and see first-hand what sets us apart! It’s time to enroll your scholar and be part of the Vanguard family! Call us at 317-354-7727 to schedule a school tour and ask questions about our middle school. Enrolling grades 6-8.

How to Enroll at Vanguard Collegiate

Step 1: Fill out the Vanguard Collegiate Registration Form (below).
Step 2: Fill out an application on Enroll Indy and select Vanguard Collegiate as your #1 choice to get matched with Vanguard Collegiate. Please call our school office at 317-354-7727, and we can help you fill out the application on Enroll Indy.

Vanguard Collegiate Registration Form

Additional Enrollment Information

Should the number of applicants exceed the number of available seats, we will hold a random drawing in a public meeting for student enrollment two weeks after the application deadline. The lottery will be governed by the following principles:

  • All students who have submitted a formal application prior to the deadline will be allowed to enter the lottery. If necessary, the application window will be posted on our website.
  • All students drawn in the public lottery will receive an offer for a seat in the school until all available entry grade seats are filled.
  • Students who are drawn after all seats are filled will be added to an ordered wait list and will come off the wait list once seats become available in the order they are listed.
  • Applicants that have enrolled siblings will be entered into a separate lottery by grade and drawn before non-sibling applicants for that grade. Sibling preference is designed to ensure that all students within a family are able to, if desired, attend the same school.
  • The lottery will be conducted within two weeks of the application deadline. The location to be determined but accessible by all.
  • Preference in the lottery will be given to students currently attending Vanguard Collegiate and siblings of students currently attending Vanguard Collegiate. The number of School Founder, School Board Member, and School Employee students is limited to no more than 10%.