At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, our scholars’ academic dreams, and those of their families, are our mission.  Our test scores speak volumes to our unapologetic focus on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. 

2018-2019 was our first year in operation as a public charter middle school serving grades 5-8. Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis is proud to share our scores. They reflect ILEARN, the Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network’s measures: 

  • Higher than the IPS School District 
  • Higher than all standalone middle schools in the IPS District 
  • Higher than all neighboring Innovation Network Schools  
  • Higher than all but one school in the 46222 ZIP code  

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis and two students during Black History Month with presentation about women in the Black Panther Party

Academic Success 

We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership. Measurements such as these from iLEARN allow us to track our extraordinary individualized academic successes and build on our rigorous curriculum and top-quality instruction in meaningful ways.  

At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we tirelessly work to ensure each of our scholars get the attention needed to succeed, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or ZIP code.  It’s our firm belief that empowering middle schoolers to create and find their leadership voices will change the world. To that end, we provide not only high-quality instruction, but important and intentional character development. 

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis and a teacher with three students

ELA, Math and MORE! 

Our Vanguard model is different from a traditional public middle school model because it includes:

  • blended learning
  • service learning & capstone projects
  • daily tutoring to support academic growth
  • character development
  • expanded time in ELA and Math
  • college prep for every student

As a thoughtfully designed school,  we adapt to the changing needs of our middle school scholars. We bring to light realistic and successful pathways to college, career and life beyond today. By eighth grade, some of our scholars are even earning high school credit.  

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis and middle school football team on the field

More than Stellar Test Scores

We are proud to serve in our Near Westside community as the only standalone middle school. Our teachers and staff look like and reflect the diversity of our neighborhood. We pledge to maintain this diversity going forward and to be a robust member of our 46222 community. We never stop striving to learn, serve and lead. 

Vanguard is enrolling — tuition-free — for grades five to eight. Join us! First day of school is August 16, 2021 and we would love to welcome your scholar!  


About Vanguard

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!