About the School
American Heritage School offers an excellent college preparatory program to students from around the world who seek to study in the United States. The school has two 40-acre campuses located in South Florida, one outside of Ft. Lauderdale (Plantation) and one just north of Boca Raton (Delray Beach).
American Heritage features:
- State-of-the-art facilities on two 40-acre campuses
- Pre-medical, pre-law and pre-engineering programs for students
- 24 Advanced Placement courses for college credit
- Grade level and honors placement available
- 3 times the national average placement at prestigious U.S. colleges and universities
- High School exposure to 150 different U.S. universities
- Award winning Fine Arts program
- State of the art technology integration labs and library/media center
- Athletic teams in all major sports (with a no cut policy)
- Extensive after school activities
- Olympic-size pool, gymnasium and tennis complex (at both sites)
- $25 million Center for the Arts on the Plantation campus
- Fully Accredited by AISF and SACS
The schools' population is culturally diverse with students representing 43 countries from around the world. International students who choose to board are immediately immersed into American culture and language. In addition to a student's regular academic classes, one to two hours of English language instruction is provided daily. Living with an American family produces more opportunity for language development and practice.
Students participating in the International Program are housed with families of American Heritage students or carefully selected local families. The families provide a safe, caring environment for students entrusted to them. Students are well-supervised at school and at home to ensure their safety and well-being. We believe that this type of living arrangement is most beneficial to students enrolled in this program. The family unit provides warmth and support not found in traditional boarding programs.
How to Apply
For acceptance into the American Heritage International Program, families must supply the following:
1. Complete academic records from the age of 12, translated into English. An official copy of the original transcript must be sent with the translated copy. Academic records must include subjects (classes) taken, evidence of satisfactory completion of subjects, duration of classes (for example, Algebra I, one academic school year, Monday through Friday, one hour per day).
2. Two teacher letters of recommendation, translated into English
3. Copies of the student's passport
4. A completed American Heritage Application form
5. English Language Proficiency test results
a. 2013/2014 school year: SLEP (Secondary Level English Proficiency Test) or TOEFL or IELTS or TOEFL Junior (for students 15 years old or younger)
b. After 2013/2014: TOEFL or IELTS or TOEFL Junior (for students 15 years old or younger)
6. A Skype interview to be scheduled when all application materials have been received and reviewed
Both application and letter of recommendation forms can be downloaded in pdf form from our website, www.ahschool.com on the admissions page.
The American Heritage Admissions Committee will review your child's records and determine suitable placement. Full tuition for the school year is due upon acceptance. After tuition has been received, the school will issue an I-20 form which must be taken to your country's U.S. Embassy. The Embassy will issue a Student Visa which will allow the student to attend American Heritage School.
The price for the International Program is $40,000 for an academic school year from September through June. This price includes the following:
2. Room and board
3. School lunches
6. English as a second language class(es)
7. SAT preparation course (if applicable)
8. Transportation to and from school