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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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