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, 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. Heritage is a tuition-only school that neither asks for nor accepts donations. The school is managed by educators, and has no governing board. Faculty and staff children receive full tuition at the school[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. 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 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. 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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  1. ^ "Private School in Broward County | American Heritage School". Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  2. ^ "Delray Beach Private School | American Heritage School | Boca Delray Campus". Retrieved 2018-06-11.

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