American Heritage School (Plantation, Florida)

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American Heritage School
Plantation & Boca Raton, 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
Type Independent, college preparatory school
Motto Knowledge, Integrity, Compassion
Established 1965
Founder William R. Laurie
Grades Pre-K 312
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 4,200 students (2 campuses)
Color(s) Black & gold           and blue & grey
Mascot Patriot & Stallion
Affiliation Non-sectarian

American Heritage School (AHS, Heritage) is a private, college preparatory, independent, nonsectarian, and co-educational day school for grades Pre-K 3 through 12 with two campuses educating approximately 4,200 students and a student/faculty ratio of 5:1. The campuses are located in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, and in Delray Beach, Florida, a suburb of Boca Raton, in the United States.


The school was first established by William R. Laurie in 1965. It is a tuition-only school which does not ask for nor accept donations. The school is managed by educators, and has no governing board. Faculty and staff children receive full tuition at the school.


American Heritage has two 40-acre (16 ha) campuses: the Plantation Campus in Plantation[1] and the Boca Delray Campus in Delray Beach.[2] Both house grades PK3-12. Facilities include investigative science labs headed by Ph.D. research scientists, engineering and robotics labs, media centers, a mock courtroom, outdoor environmental classrooms with a certified wildlife habitat, a Center for the Arts, an Olympic-size pool, sports fields, and courtyards.


In Lower School, advanced courses are offered, including the Stanford University math program for accelerated math students in grades 4-6. 15 elective classes are integrated into all students' daily schedules. In Upper School, 133 honors courses and 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered, as well as a Pre-Professional Program with Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science, and a Science Research Institute where students perform cutting edge experiments and make medical, industrial, and environmental discoveries.

American Heritage hosts the Florida State Junior and Senior Thespians District Festivals and the High School Choral State Festival.

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