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K-12
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American Fork, UT
Students enrolled: 650
 

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736 N 1100 E
American Fork, UT 84003

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(801) 642-0055
(801) 642-0060
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April 14, 2015
I am thrilled with American Heritage School in American Fork, Utah. My third grader is thinking at the level of an adult regarding his role on earth. His teacher has instilled in him a love of learning and he has developed an innate desire to learn. He is experiencing science, math, history etc and internalizing the knowledge and understanding in the greater context of life. He receives both an education of the heart and mind which surpasses what I thought was possible. Thank you American Heritage School and teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2015
This is my fifth year teaching at American Heritage School and I absolutely love it. I think the ultimate test of a school's success is simply how happy the students are, and I can say that the vast majority of students here are very happy. This is certainly not because they do recess all day long, but because they have 1) a character- and faith-based mission statement that helps students understand their divine purpose, 2) caring teachers who show genuine love and respect for students of all backgrounds and faiths, and 3) a rigorous, liberal arts education that emphasizes independent research, reasoning, and both written and verbal communication. Aside from their excellent academics, they also offer world-class music and athletics. I will continue to send my own children here, even if they decided to fire me. :)

- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2015
I was privileged to be able to attend this school many years ago as a student myself. I am blessed now to be able to have my children attend it. The school is second to none in its ability to interweave instruction in principles and truth and educational excellence. The ACT test score averages for the school each year are well above the average test scores of other schools in the area. The school prepared me for a very successful college education twenty years ago and continues to do the same for my children. However, what is more important to me, is that at this school teaches both the heart and the mind. My children feel that the teachers love and care about them individually. The teachers model Christian behavior. The students are kind to each other and the excellent learning environment is a happy and safe place. This school is well worth every sacrifice that I've made to have my children attend here and I highly recommend it to anyone who desires that their children are taught both moral principles and academic excellence

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2015
This is a fantastic school. The environment and social atmosphere are ideal for learning and developing the skills to succeed at college and in life. The teachers are outstanding and seem to really care about the students and feel a greater purpose to their teaching than just working at a job. I feel that the education I gained here will be a great benefit to me throughout my life.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2015
All of our 11 children attended American Heritage School at various times in their grade school years. We now have several grandchildren attending this marvelous school and are so grateful for the principles taught, for the high academic standards and the religious foundation that underlies each subject. They also have outstanding extracurricular activities including orchestra and choir and the programs they present are some of the finest ever seen. We are so grateful for the privilege of associating with American Heritage School.

- submitted by a community member
February 22, 2015
Wonderful school!! I was only able to attend part of 1st grade way back during the 1986-87 school year because my family moved. But, it was so memorable and I loved it there!

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2014
This school is fantastic. The teachers and staff are amazing. The standards in all areas are extremely high. After moving to New England to have our children go to the highest rated schools in the country we quickly found that the environment that our children are taught in sets the precedence for how and what they learn. After coming back to UT and searching for a school that would meet all our needs (academic and environment) we found American Heritage to be second to none. Their strong emphasis on principals and values are unfounded in schools today. We feel Amrican Heritage is an extension of how we teach our children in our home. There is no other place we would rather they receive their education.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
I wonder what the agenda is of those posting the negative comments. Also, are they confusing the American Heritage of American Fork with the other AHS schools. My child attended the last 4 years in AF, scored 33 on the ACT and was accepted at UofU and BYU, the only schools she applied to. The head of school is amazing and the teachers are degreed with many having Masters and even some with a Ph.d. Your child will receive great care, an excellent education and establish a moral compass. They will learn how to research original sources to establish true intent. If you believe the Nation was founded by divine guidance and that the Constitution is the law of the land, amendable, but not open to change thru popular opinion or judicial fiat, you will really enjoy your experience. No question, if you are a liberal, progressive, who loves President Obama and the NSA tracking everything you do, this school is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2013
This school is excellent. I have had my children at Challenger in the past. This school not only excels in a great education of the fundamentals, but supports the arts as well! I have children 1st thru 8th grades. This school is amazing! The youth are inspired to reach their goals as well as love learning. The teachers truly love the children. This is shown everyday as they strive to provide a education that is equal to other private schools that are triple the price!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
We have attended American Heritage for 8 years. I had a son graduate from there. It is a great school. My son who is in college felt the school prepared him so well. I have a child with special learning needs and while they don't have a program for this, they do their best to work with her. The love shown to her has helped her grow leaps and bounds. I love their LDS centered teachings, the personal atmosphere and the challenging course work. My children have learned to reason and relate beyond their years. Each child feels blessed to go there.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2012
We have had our children at AHS for six years and hope to take advantage of this unique and marvelous place until they go to college! I cannot speak too highly of the teachers and administrators with whom we have had the pleasure to work. (Including the school head.) The wonderful people who work here are genuinely interested and concerned for the academic as well as character development and well being of each child. The virtues written in stone above each entrance of the school are taught to the children through the example of the teachers and administrators. What better way to learn than by example? Our children's knowledge of the standard school subjects is quite advanced in comparison with their peers of other schools, and their knowledge of some of the more fundamental principles such as our nation's Christian heritage and their own divine nature is way beyond what you would find elsewhere. I feel that children at AHS are taught secular and spiritual subjects in a very balanced way.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
This school has excellent character education that is infused with a gospel centered focus. AHS is perceived as academically challenging yet the thinking level is very low. Students have beautiful penmanship from copying, but there isn't a lot of learning in simply copying what the teacher puts on the board. Many teachers don't have the education, nor credentials needed to be good teachers- just look at the bios. Lecture, copying, and memorizing seem to be the primary mode of instruction which works for some. The test scores appear to be good, but it seems that they don't hold themselves accountable to other schools in the area (just some arbitrary test to post scores with). It seems they have a lot of potential, but don't know how to actually use it. The building is gorgeous with a stunning interior, yet the actual instruction is not on par with other public, charter, or even private schools in the area. There seems to be an illusion created when on 'tour' that doesn't match reality. I suppose some may care only that their child goes to perpetual Sunday school, but if you choose this school be sure that your child gets an actual education that prepares him for the future.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
Wowser, I removed my whole family from this school awhile ago. The administration especially Head of School is toxic for students and parents. Stay away from what is becoming a fringe, ultra-orthodox school. Scary!! Their high school is a train wreck.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
I can't think of a better place and opportunity for children to be able to participate in this school in some way or the other. They have several ways to access inspired curriculum from campus to homeschool to online learning. Our family has been greatly blessed to be a part.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2011
My son is in his third year at American Heritage (k-2). He absolutely loves this school. He is reading 3rd grade material, his math skills are fantastic for his age. He is encouraged to bring his guitar to music class so he can share his talent. The two way communication between him and his teachers has always been honest, straightforward, and on the mark. He is expected to learn how to become self-governed. Yet everything revolves around a loving atmosphere where students are free to get a hug from their teacher if they want one. Each of his teachers has almost become extended members of our family in their own way because he loves to talk about them so much. Test scores are well above state and national averages. Perhaps even more importantly, my son is learning the gospel of Jesus Christ in a public setting with his friends. Because of this he is neither embarrassed nor wondering when it s ok to talk about the gospel.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2011
I love working at this school and sincerely wish this had been a part of each of my children's lives. Communication is open, honest, direct and respectful. Students are held accountable - and so are staff members. And each is also supported and encouraged to succeed. High standards ... and all the tools needed to make the climb ... What could be better?!

- submitted by a teacher
November 12, 2010
American Heritage School is a amazing, affordable resource to my family. We have excellent communication from most teachers, the administration is kind and extremely capable, and the curriculum is very high quality. My kindergarten daughter learned to read quickly at this school (more quickly than I expected), and both of my daughters at the school talk about the curriculum. I'm pleased with the honor code and discipline policies which result in very good student behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
The principled approach of the academics at this school is very good. But the understanding of the social emotional developement of the children I find very poor. The disipline of the children in and out of the classroom to keep them in line is to constantly threatening a strike. Instead of taking the time with the child and understanding where they actually are they take the easy way out and just give them a strike. I give them a D on emotionally awareness and caring.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
Everything about this school is amazing. The building itself is beautiful and uplifting. The pictures line the hallways with views of our founding fathers, prophets, and a show of our dependence on God. The feeling of the school is very nurturing and organized. I have had 2 different children attend here, and have been so grateful for the dedication and love and real care of the teachers. The methodology is all consistent with the best in the world. If you can afford private school, this is the best in the world.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
I love American Heritage School for the principles and values that they teach. The atmosphere is always uplifting and inviting!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
I love teaching at this school! The students are respectful, the administration is wonderful, and the environment uplifting!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
My oldest son has been attending this school since kindergarten. This year he begins the 6th grade. He is reading on an ninth grade level and math at a 7th grade level. The values are strong LDS beliefs with strong motivation for academic success.

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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2006
I have 4 children which are going or who've graduated from American Heritage. We love this school! Not only do they have high academic standards, but their teaching is central to our LDS faith. Class sizes are small which gives our children more attention. The teachers love the children and enjoy teaching. Our principal is so brilliant and loving. I have 1 son that has ADD and went 2 years in public school without anyones notice. 2 weeks into school at AHS, the teacher talked to me about this and we had him tested. He's doing 100% better and feels more confident with himself. Self government is a big concept at this school which we find very refreshing.

- submitted by a parent

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American Heritage School
736 N 1100 E, American Fork, UT  84003
(801) 642-0055
Last modified American Heritage School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
American Heritage School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top