American Heritage School (Florida)
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.
|American Heritage School|
|Type||Independent, college preparatory school|
|Motto||Knowledge, Integrity, Compassion|
|Founder||William R. Laurie|
|Color(s)||Black & goldand blue & grey|
|Mascot||Patriot & Stallion|
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.
American Heritage has two 40-acre (16 ha) campuses: the Plantation Campus in Plantation, and the Boca Delray Campus in Delray Beach. 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.
American Heritage hosts the Florida State Junior and Senior Thespians District Festivals and the High School Choral State Festival.
- Shaun Anderson – professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants
- River Alexander – actor
- Brian Burns - professional football player for the Carolina Panthers
- Kenny Boynton – professional basketball player
- Triston Casas – professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
- Nick Castellanos – professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers
- Matt Cohen – actor
- Zack Collins – professional baseball player for the Chicago White Sox
- Jakob Chychrun – professional ice hockey player for the Arizona Coyotes
- Tyler Frank – professional baseball player in the Tampa Bay Rays organization
- Laurie Gelman – television personality and writer
- Eric Hosmer – professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres
- Deven Marrero – professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
- Tarvarus McFadden – professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers
- Isaiah McKenzie – professional football player for the Buffalo Bills
- Camila Mendes – actress, Veronica Lodge on Riverdale
- Sony Michel – football player, running back for the New England Patriots
- Adrian Nieto – former professional baseball player for the Chicago White Sox
- Alejandra Gutierrez Oraa – news anchor for CNN en Español
- Dean Pelman (born 1995) - Israeli-American baseball pitcher for the Israel National Baseball Team
- Carlos PenaVega – actor
- Antoan Richardson – professional baseball player
- Luke Tennie - actor, Willie Lewis on Deadly Class
- "Private School in Broward County | American Heritage School". www.ahschool.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
- "Delray Beach Private School | American Heritage School | Boca Delray Campus". www.ahschool.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.