American Heritage School

About Us

American Heritage School is an independent, nonsectarian, and co-educational day school for grades Pre-K through 12 with approximately 2,400 students. The high school, grades 9 through 12, has a student population of 1450 students. The school was founded in 1965 to serve the fast-developing residential communities west of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The wooded 40-acre campus and colonial style complex includes our award fine arts program that is housed in a 100, 000 sq ft 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. Our media center is a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art structure housing 4 interactive classrooms, 150 computers, and 60,000 volumes of books and reference materials. We also have four brand new technology integration labs in the Lower School. American Heritage offers financial aid, scholarships, and faculty tuition benefits to approximately 21% of the student body for tuition expenses.

The college preparatory curriculum at American Heritage serves students of bright average to gifted intelligence and aims to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and lifelong learning. We believe that our students should develop aspects of themselves in addition to academics. There are over 50 student clubs and organizations, and multiple service opportunities on and off campus.

Other highlights of our campus include:

  • Two multi media production studios
  • Three science labs
  • Robotics and Engineering lab
  • A 12,000 sq ft gymnasium
  • Five athletic fields
  • 2000 sq ft Weightlifting and conditioning center
  • Court room


  • National Council for Private Schools
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Broward County Non-Public School Association
  • Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools of Florida including the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation
  • The College Board
  • The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


The students at American Heritage are served by 210 instructors, counselors, and administrators. Fifty-one percent hold Masters or Doctoral degrees. Our teachers actively seek out both school-year and summer workshops from which they return with creative ideas. Teachers of AP courses keep up-to-date by attending workshops in their field; in fact, we have AP readers on our staff. Our faculty are considered professional, competent, and caring by our students and their parents. Former professional actors, practicing physicians and attorneys bring resources uncommon to many high schools. Faculty turnover is minimal.