At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we work hard to inform and better the lives of our fifth to eighth grade students. We spoke to two members of our faculty and staff about how we teach the lifelong importance of exercise and how we incorporate the larger community into our everyday at Vanguard. 

Eric Saunders
The lifelong importance of exercise – how is this woven into your school day? 

As we aim to the future,

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1. We are Vanguards.

We are unapologetically focused on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership, and we provide extensive supports to get there. It’s our firm belief that empowering middle schoolers to create and find their leadership voices will change the world. We partner with our scholars — and families — to build leaders, in thought, word and action,

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Dear Vanguard Families:

On March 13, 2020 we closed our doors at the order of the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office due to a pandemic that has changed the way the world operates in general and has specifically ravaged Black, Latinx and poor communities. COVID-19 did more than present challenges like our community has never seen; it also made plain the inequities that exist in education, health care, food security, housing, employment and mental health services.

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“At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, school founder Rob Marshall — also an Indianapolis native — wants to incorporate the school with the Haughville neighborhood, with students completing service learning and projects based on the needs of the community.

The school, located in the former IPS School 75 building, 2447 West 14th street, Indpls, IN 46222, is specifically seeking to help low-income students who live nearby, and Marshall said his leadership team is intentionally composed of people coming from backgrounds similar to their students.

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