American Heritage School (Florida)

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American Heritage School
Coordinates26°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
TypeIndependent, college preparatory school
MottoKnowledge, Integrity, Compassion
FounderWilliam R. Laurie
PrincipalLana Buchalter
GradesPre-K 312
Color(s)Black & gold          and blue & grey
MascotPatriot & Stallion
An aerial shot of the American Heritage School Plantation Campus.

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


AHS was established by William R. Laurie in 1965. It is a tuition-only school that neither asks for nor accepts donations. It is managed by educators and has no governing board. Children of faculty and staff receive full tuition.[citation needed]


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. Their facilities include investigative science labs headed by Ph.D. research scientists, engineering and robotics labs, media centers, a mock courtroom, outdoor environmental classrooms with certified wildlife habitats, a Center for the Arts, a 25-yard short course 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. Fifteen 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.[citation needed]

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

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  1. ^ "Private School in Broward County | American Heritage School". Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Delray Beach Private School | American Heritage School | Boca Delray Campus". Retrieved June 11, 2018.

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