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PK-12
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Plantation, FL
Students enrolled: 2,400
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12200 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33325

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(954) 472-0022
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November 24, 2014
American Heritage is a really great school. Both of my children attend there. They have been there since 3rd & 5th grades and are now in 8th & 10th. They have thoroughly excelled in their academics & social skills. I am amazed at how well they are doing and that they really enjoy coming to school everyday. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who asked me. This school is amazing and the staff as well as all the activities are top notch!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2014
My experience as a parent has been phenomenal. The school is focused on creating a well rounded student through Academics, Arts, & Athletics. My two children have attended for the last six years and we can see the benefits of the school in their conversational knowledge and community engagement. In response to the negative reviews on the site, one cannot expect the school to alleviate problems and situations that exists beyond its walls. However, the administration, staff, and faculty are truly invested in the success of each student. This can be seen in its history of the success of its graduates beyond college. I am very appreciative of the opportunity my children have and the curriculum they are exposed to in this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2014
There seems to be one disgruntled parent making multiple negative reviews on this school. Ignore him. My son started this school this year as a 9th grader after attending very good public schools in the area since PK. This school is superb in all regards, spectacular teachers, caring administration, incredible athletics - a no cut policy while still producing state champion caliber teams, amazing academic extracurricular activities, even pre-law and pre-med programs. Anyone not getting their monies worth from this school is not trying and needs to look themselves in the mirror. Are some academic and financial need scholarships available - my son earned a 50% academic scholarship - and is on both academic and athletic teams. If you can go to this school, go, your children deserve it.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
Today my daughter jumped in the car and shouted, "School was GREAT today, mom!" so I decided to write a review and express my gratitude to American Heritage. My daughter has attended since pk-3 and now is in kindergarten. The school's leadership is superior as the teachers are highly knowledgeable and attentive. I mean the principal greets my daughter in the morning with hugs and smiles, as she does all the children. I am so impressed with the care my daughter and I receive that I just want to share my joy. Thank you Mrs. Johnston and school faculty for inspiring my daughter!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2014
This school discriminates and treats children who need help poorly. The principal mrs johnston lacks professionalism and speaks to small children inappropriately. She had said terrible unacceptable comments to my child. The administration ( owner, CFO) treat parents unfairly and really only care about money. People are finding out about how this school really presents. The news will be notified soon

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2014
My husband and I are extremely pleased with our decision to move our two children from public school to American Heritage. Aside from the wonderful teachers, broad class selection in academics and the arts, we are extremely impressed with the technology taught to our children. They use iPads daily in their classrooms and have learned to easily navigate through the latest programs and academic sites. We also love having an assistant supporting the teacher in the lower school classes. We feel that this allows the teacher to focus on truly teaching and meeting individual needs. Guidance is also tremendous. The individual attention you receive as a parent is wonderful. We feel our children are safe, receiving top notch education, and will be more than prepared for college. We couldn't be happier with our decision.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
I am an alumni (class of 1988) with three elementary age children who attend American Heritage. My family could not be happier. We love that our children are getting the best possible education in a diverse family friendly environment. My children enjoy going to school; I love seeing all of the alumni who work at the school and alumni who send their children to the school. My wife and I know that being exposed to so many different programs (engineering/robotics, marine biology, medicine, math, law, television production, newspaper, theatre, dance, orchestra, visual arts, 70+ clubs, etc.), will help our children find their passion and we know the teachers and guidance counselors will help nurture the passions. We could not be happier and would recommend the school to anyone who asks.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
This school motivates without threatening. The teachers are really connected to the students. If you want you're child to be thriving, not to be afraid of making a mistake, this is the school for you're child. The school is open minded (very important for us) where the child still can be a child. Yes, it is expensive, but you as parent and you're child will receive so much. This is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2014
American Heritage School is AMAZING! There's definitely something for everyone here, and not only are the academics superior but the opportunities available to the students to pursue their passions are unlike any other school in Florida for sure. My children are thriving here and we feel so lucky to be part of the AHS family.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
You don't want your child here. The administration smiles to your face and tells you what you want to hear while passing your child along and doing nothing to assist them with being prepared for college. Myself and other parents are trying to have an investigation launched into this program. It feels like we have been taken advantage of and defrauded.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
I can't say enough about this school. The teachers are amazing and my son has developed into a truly excellent student. Yes its expensive but work every penny.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
My children have attended American Heritage since lower school. They had a wonderful experience and now as upper school students are well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
As a parent of two graduates of AHS, I could not be happier with the school. My girls learned responsibility, organization in addition to having been exposed to the a rigorous curriculum. The extra-curricular activities are beyond what you will find at any other high school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2014
American Heritage School is a very unique place. Both of my children are happy there and they are very different children. It is nice to find one place where they can both be challenged and where they can both participate in the activities they love. The school provides students with so many opportunities. The only problem is choosing which things to do!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
It is all about money at this school. Not worth the money. The student/teacher ratio is too high for the thousands of dollars that it cost.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
Notice March 7th that is when the new Headmaster told her staff to give great ratings. I would ask to see teachers' certifications, the school claims everyone is ESE certified. In the Reading Lab no one is Reading certified yet the teachers are concerned "reading specialist". Unfortunately parents of different learners feel there is no where else to turn and we believe that our children will be successful in this non threatening environment, when really we are putting our children in a place where they feel separated from the "normal" kids at Heritage. Educate yourself parents!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
As a parent of two children at AHS (grades 6 and 4), I have found the teachers and staff to be both firm and fair. My children's teachers have been understanding of children in general while encouraging them to continue to grow as students and as people. I am confident that by the time my children graduate from AHS they will be prepared for the rigors of college.

- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2012
This school is extremely pregidous... They are extremely selective... And, will soon be sued for DISCRIMINATION.

- submitted by a community member
October 25, 2012
I am a parent of an American Heritage graduate and a member of the faculty. I can honestly say I could never find a better place to work and you will never find a better school for your child. Where else could you find a school that is outstanding in academics, fine arts, and athletics; all three areas are tops. Everyone who works here truly cares about the best for every child. My child was a success in college and is a success as an adult, and I can attribute much of that success to American Heritage. Enrolling in this school is like joining a family.

- submitted by a teacher
October 09, 2012
Having three children, it is difficult to find a school that can meet the needs of three very different personalities with very different strengths and challenges. We chose American Heritage for our children because they promised they could meet the needs of all of our children, and they have made good on their promise! Our children are happy and well-rounded. We are very pleased with American Heritage and would recommend this school without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
I have been a parent at American Heritage for 10 years . My experience as well as my children's has been phenomenal. The level of academics and fine arts that the children are not only exposed to,but encourage to participate in are exceptional. We feel very blessed to be part of the Heritage family and look forward to many more successful years with this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
I have been a parent at AHS for the last 10 years. AHS's excellent teachers, strong academics, and challenging curriculum have provided my children with an outstanding top education. Their superior program in the arts, such as the orchestra has given my children the opportunity to belong to an award winning fine arts program, while developing strong leadership qualities. My children look forward to joining the Pre-Med and Pre-Engineering Pre-Professional programs, to continue with their community service organizations, and many of their wonderful clubs. As a parent you want to give your children the best. There is no doubt in my mind that AHS is the best school for my children. We are truly happy and very proud to belong to such an amazing and wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2012
The Academy has a new Headmaster. She is about as knowledgeable and caring as they come. The children come first.

- submitted by a teacher
June 19, 2012
I am a graduate of AHS and I can honestly say that my experience at the school was amazing. I started in 6th grade and graduated in 2006. The teachers were phenomenal. I believe that this school pushes its students to do their best and really nurtures talent and a love for academics. I felt incredibly well prepared for college. I wish I could've started earlier and had my elementary education here. I definitely preferred my private school education, than my public school experience. I was never an athletic student, but I made the best of my time at school by getting involved with yearbook and various clubs. The student body was diverse and friendly. I love this school, the teachers definitely inspired me, and always remember my years here fondly.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2012
American Heritage refuses to release my graduating daughter's academic transcripts, thereby preventing her from applying for admission to university. I have had 5 of my children attend the American Heritage since 2006. Now, in June 2012, after my daughter already graduated, the school has refused to release her transcripts, thereby preventing her from attending university, even though her tuition has been paid in full. Since, a balance remains on the tuition bills of her two younger brothers, American Heritage refuses to release her transcript unless and until the bills of her siblings are paid in full. I offered to pay the remaining balance for the two boys ($5,000) within 2 weeks, but the school business office in Delray Beach refuses to release my daughter's transcript. Instead, the school's business office sent me today a credit card authorization form, for the entire $5,000 balance, for immediate payment. It is hard to believe that this so called college preparatory school is purposefully preventing a graduate from attending college or university

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
Not all shiny objects are gold. Very expensive and don't get your bang for your thousands of bucks.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
Not sure I believe all the hype after having my son scared and could not take the test. The tester is the Kindergarten teacher and she spend 20 minutes before the test yelling at my two boys for wanting to play with the toys in the class room and even snapped at my 5 year old. My 3 year old was accepted because he passed and was tested by another teacher-thankfully. My 5 year was not so lucky and was forced to remain in the room to be tested my this grouchy person.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
My son attended the Academy for 8 years (1st-8th). We thought it would be a good idea to have him tutored over the summer to get him ready for High School, as we were moving. He received A' & B's through out the years, was on the honor roll and received a 8th Grade Math award. All good for his self-esteem, and lead us to believe he was doing well. After having him tested we discovered that Math skills tested and placed him at a second grade level, His reading and writing skills and English were at a 3rd or 4th grade level. Now that we are leaving the state we now are confronted with holding him back a year and finding a school that will accept his with these low level scores.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2011
My son was at Academy for 3 years. He then was streamlined into mainstream classes. American Academy gave his substantial support. As a mom, I could tell by his attitude and his daily work. The other proof I received was his first standardized test for a mainstream class. It turned out that his SAT scores were mostly above grade level. I attribute much of that success to the excellent teachers and curriculum at American Academy.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
My son has been a student for over six years at the school. I couldn't be happier. The teachers, staff, and other families are all very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
My son has gone to this school and I would not , NOT recomend it to anyone. None of my son's teacher had an ESE degree. The teacher assistant did not have training for special need children with learn problems. The class rooms are small, I found the school dirty The curriculum does not conform to each student. My son fell behind. It is expensive and parents are given false promises. NO do not recommend,

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
Both of my sons were fortunate enough to graduate from American Academy. The Academy has a fantastic curriculum and understanding teachers, My children were so fortunate to get this great start in life.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
Wonderful experience at American Academy. As a family member of this wonderful school, I can only say wonderful things about the teachers. They are excellent, understanding, compassionate and very motivating, something that many schools do not have these days. They go above and beyond and are constantly in touch with the parents as well as have an extensive educational background. The administrators and counselor's, as well as the staff in the office, are on track with the academic performance of my child. I cannot say enough wonderful things about American Academy. At American Academy the opportunities are endless, from a challenging curriculum, Fine Arts, Athletic department, Science/Pre-Med program, Law, Architecture everything is outstanding. We are very happy with American Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
My son is thriving in the small classroom setting. The use of technology is outstanding. The teachers are excellent!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
I find the school unorganized, disappointed by the teachers, I feel they set my child back instead of going forward

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2010
I am a proud parent of a recent American Heritage graduate. My daughter entered this school her freshman year of high school; and during these past four years I had the pleasure of seeing her develop into a strong, witty, and compassionate young lady. American Heritage provides an environment that not only nurtures, but instills a strong sense of academia in our children. I highly recommend this school to every parent who wants to see their child/children be happy and successful in their own right.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
I am a proud parent of American Heritage School graduates. Both our son s are now in College. I have has no complaint and would recommend Heritage to anyone, loved the six years my kids spent at American Heritage. So if you are seeking an outstanding school with a serious academic program you will find it there at (AHS).

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 13, 2009
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! This is my first year at American heritage and I have never been happier. The academics are exceptional, the faculty have excellent teaching skills, and the extra curriculars are phenomonal. I adore the school.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2008
I am a parent of three children. One Academy and two Heritage. Remember: no school is completely perfect however, this is a unique program that truly offers anything and everything to help prepare our children for the next step in life. Two of my kids have gone on to college from Heritage and the Academy and were so prepared I never worried about their freshman college year. In fact, the standard answer from them and their school friends has been 'first year in college has been a review of high school' and 'it's so easy in college'. I have one more to go and I know he'll be ready too. Keep in mind that this is an academically challenging program but you get tons of feedback and there are many ways of getting extra help if needed. Stong academics, fine arts and athletics! It's been a great fit for us!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
My son started last year as a High school Freshman and loved this school! We come from the local public school system and wanted a high level education,with challenging honors and AP classes, and AHS has them as well as excellent, involved teachers that push the students and keep them learning. The sports and band programs are also very fulfilling as are the theater productions and varied extra curricular activities. My son also mentioned that the students were 'nice' and respectful towards each other, so he had a great year there and is happy to go back for his sophomore year! This school has great academic scores and an impressive array of admissions to top-notch universities for their graduating classes...they must be doing something right!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
My child has been a student at AHS for 3 yrs. She is about to enter her 3rd grade and I have nothing but praise for the teachers, the administrative staff and front office staff. I do agree that the school is very expensive, but I will make all the sacrifices necessary to make sure my child makes it to 12th grade at Heritage. My child is of African Caribbean/ American heritage, but our experiences have been color blind.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I started at AHS as a junior mid-year. The students could not have been any nicer or more helpful and my teachers (for the most part) were the greatest. It was difficult to leave all my friends at my old school, but I feel completely at home at Heritage. Additionally, one aspect of Heritage I noticed particularly is that no matter whether a student was going to BCC or Harvard, everyone congratulated each other and seemed sincerely happy for one another. College is highly emphasized at this school, but not necessarily as getting into the best rated school in the country, but instead as getting into the best school for each individual student. The only regret I have is not starting at Heritage earlier.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2008
Our son has attended AHS elementary for two years and has done extremely well academically and socially. The teachers are amazing, nice, and helpful, and the parents are active, warm, and inclusive. Once you get into the life of the school, it's like a big family. There are a lot of extracurricular 'enrichment' activities, but we have found that at the elementary level, few are worth the money but some are great (particularly sports). Yes, it's expensive, but as a for-profit school the administration does not 'hit up' the parents for contributions as in not-for-profit private schools. Students transferring in from Florida public schools will find that the students are working well above grade level. I'd give AHS 5 stars, but have to take a star off because the school probably would not rank as 'best of the best' nationally, but it is certainly in the top handful of schools in

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
This is our third year in AH, we did not have a good experience, been such an expensive school, if your child has any kind of problem they will either ask you to change to american academic school even more expensive or they will ask to find help by your own and your wallet. Is incredible that public school give to you more help and assistance than this expensive school that every help you have to paid for it.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
This is my third year in AHS. I am extremely satisfied with the academic program and broad extracurricular activities (including Chinese starting on 1st grade). Focus & hands on science and art programs for children begining in elementary years, with labs that make children want to learn more. I am specially greatful of the teachers. The new library is just expectacular and inducive for learning. The School could have a better website.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2007
2007-2008 will be our second year at AHS. I feel very secure about my child's safety and education here. The senior class in 2006-2007 was outstanding, full of bright, sweet kids who earned many awards and scholarships. The PTO is very active and inclusive. Overall, I think it is an excellent choice for families seeking a non-religious private school that offers PK-12.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
My son has been in AHS since we arrived from Europe and it has made our experience living in U.S very pleasant.I find this School has a very serious and rigorous academic program.It's a school where teachers love teaching; they always volunteer to helps students at the end of the school day.AHS also has probably one of the best athletic programs in the Fort Lauderdale area.They encourage communication with parents and make it easy and pleasant. The staff is fantastic! Great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
I see that a lot of positive reveiws of American Heritage. However, I must be objective based on my expeerince with this school. I must state that my expectations have not been met I was expecting teachers that were involved and that would motivate and intrigue my child's mind. I was also expecting guidance to be concerned if my child needed help. Adjusting to high school as a freshman is a tough time for most kids the school aknowledges but yet does very little about it on their own. I have made all the contact to the teachers in regards to my childs grades. There are also issues of unruly class rooms, repulsive acts of behavior which the school assured me they removed the student from the school. But one must ask what type of children are they allowing in this school to begin with. This school needs some impovement.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2005
I am extremely happy with AHS. My daughter is in 1st grade and thriving, excelling in reading, math, arts and science. School provides a very wholesome and multi-cultural education to the children. My child wakes up early to go to school, and returns telling me all the things she did (which did not happen in previous school). The teacher is excellent, very understanding and knowledgeable. Staff is helpful and make you feel at home. Parents a welcoming, and you have a choice to volunteer based on your availability, so it makes it easier for working parents to volunteer. Campus is great, a lot of extracurricular activities. Student body is diverse.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
I have no hesitation about giving my recommendation of American Heritage. The school has excelled in all categories from Pre-K up to 12th. The elementary school focuses on early introduction into the concept of a well-rounded student while providing exemplary education. The Upper school allows several different tracts to accompany the standard curriculum. The impressive introduction of a pre-professional program by Dr. D. Laurie boasts nothing less than encouraging stimulation for the ambitious. I highly recommend the school. Of particular note is the number of veteran teachers and employees there who are openly loyal to the philosophy and growth of the school.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2005
Wow!What a wonderful School. This was my daughter's first year at AHS attending kindergarten. This open campus really helps kids get used to the real world of a college campus. School uniforms allow children to concentrate on school and not fashion. Unlike other private schools in the area,this school had a very large diverse student body. The academic program is second to none. With small class sizes, each student really gets the one on one attention they need to strengthen their weaknesses and excel in their strengths. Kindergarten classes get 1 full time teacher and 1 fulltime aide with 18 students. There are lots of extracurricular activities to partake in. Over 15 per quarter, available for a nominal fee. Parent involvement is what you make of it. If you chose to be involved, there is definately plenty to do. It was actually nice to see all the parent involvement, like a small community.

- submitted by a parent
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American Heritage School
12200 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL  33325
(954) 472-0022
Last modified American Heritage School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
American Heritage School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top