American Heritage School (Plantation, Florida)

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American Heritage School
Established 1965
Type Independent, Coeducational, and College Preparatory School
Founder William R. Laurie
Grades Pre-K12
Location 12200 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33325,
Plantation and Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Coordinates 26°07′16″N 80°18′39″W / 26.121029°N 80.31086°W / 26.121029; -80.31086Coordinates: 26°07′16″N 80°18′39″W / 26.121029°N 80.31086°W / 26.121029; -80.31086
Colors Black & Gold          
Mascot Patriot
Newspaper The Patriot Post

American Heritage School is an independent, nonsectarian, and co-educational day school for grades Pre-K through 12 with approximately 2,400 students.


Founded by William R. Laurie in 1965. American Heritage, (also known as AHS, or simply "Heritage") is modeled after Southern universities, in both its buildings and curriculum. AHS is divided into two partially independent institutions, American Heritage and American Academy.


Through American Heritage's liberal-arts curriculum, students are instructed and supported by small class sizes in each of the three divisions: Pre Primary School (Pre-K through kindergarten), Lower School (grades 1 through grade 6), and Upper School (grades 7 through 12). The college preparatory curriculum at American Heritage serves "to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and lifelong learning." There are over 50 student clubs and organizations, and multiple service opportunities on and off campus including pre law, pre engineering, and pre med programs. American Heritage is currently ranked the number one private school in the nation for Mu Alpha Theta and number two in the nation out of all public and private schools. The school boasts a powerful applied mathematics team that co-won the international COMAP High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) and made the Semi-Finalist distinction for Moody's Mega Math Challenge in the same year (2014). American Heritage also has a wide program in Visual and Fine Arts including:

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Patriot Post[edit]

American Heritage also has a monthly newspaper published by students which is also available online at


American Heritage has two campuses


The Plantation campus is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus and colonial style complex that includes an award fine arts program that is housed in a 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) facility which contains a 1000 seat Proscenium Theatre, black box theatre and spacious studios for all areas of the arts, sports fields, Olympic- sized pool, and quiet courtyard areas. The library is a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) state-of-the-art structure housing 5 interactive classrooms, 150 computers, and 60,000 volumes of books and reference materials.

The Delray Beach campus is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus and includes eighteen buildings which house classrooms and other instructional programs, an administrative building, an aquatics complex, six tennis courts, a baseball field, a softball field, a multipurpose field and a gymnasium.

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