American Heritage Academy

6126 South Sandhill,
Las Vegas, NV, 89120
Tel: (702)949-5614
Grades: PK - 12 | 185 students
American Heritage Academy exists for the purpose of providing a principle-based education that develops the mind and heart.
Scholars will increase in faith, develop a love, understanding and appreciation for America and its Founding Fathers, make education a life-long pursuit and develop Christian character for a life of service and leadership.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 185 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade American Heritage Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,600
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Laurel Beckstead
Admissions Associate Mrs. Leesa Barth

School Notes:

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy and Commitment

    American Heritage Academy represents a partnership between the scholar, parents, teachers, administration, and staff. These partners are united in their commitment to the common objectives outlined in the school’s mission statement.

    American Heritage Academy takes very seriously its responsibility to promote the spiritual and academic development of its scholars; however, it also recognizes that parents are primarily and ultimately responsible for their children in this regard. Thus, parents at American Heritage Academy expect and appreciate direct and regular communication from the faculty con- cerning individual needs of their children. Reciprocally, teachers and administrators at American Heritage Academy expect parents to be responsive to requests and recommendations given to parents with respect to individual needs of their children.

    Academic excellence, along with responsible citizenship and character development, is of significant emphasis at American Heritage Academy. The core of our teaching is based upon a methodology developed by the Foundation for American Chris- tian Education (FACE), which implements a principle approach to education (see The Principle Approach®). This approach provides opportunities to identify fundamental principles of Christian character for both academic education and spiritual growth in every subject and at every grade level.Teachers at American Heritage Academy take a tutorial approach to educa- tion in order to meet each scholar at his/her threshold of learning. Teachers prepare lessons and set expectations according to individual scholar ability.

    In addition to rigorous curriculum in the traditional subject areas such as mathematics, English, science, and history, the curriculum provides opportunities for individual and class participation in fine arts, visual arts, field trips, and annual school productions that enrich the educational experience at AHA. 

  • Profile last updated: 09/03/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Valley Christian School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Visions Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hill And Dale Child Development Center (1.5 miles away)
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  • Las Vegas Montessori Visions Academy
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    3551 E. Sunset Rd.
    Las Vegas , NV , 89120
    (702)451-9801
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    0.6  mi  |  86  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Las Vegas
    Christian Montessori Academy
    Montessori School (Christian)
    5580 S Pecos Rd
    Las Vegas , NV , 89120
    (702)451-5437
    Montessori School (Christian)
    0.9  mi  |  73  students  |  Gr.  K-4
  • Las Vegas
    Hill And Dale Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    3720 E Tropicana Ave
    Las Vegas , NV , 89121
    (702)458-2243
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    1.5  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Henderson Green Valley Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
    711 Valle Verde Court
    Henderson , NV , 89014
    (702)454-4056
    (Assembly of God)
    1.5  mi  |  712  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Las Vegas Mccarran Child Development Center
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    1788 Landing Strip Ave
    Las Vegas , NV , 89119
    (702)261-5437
    Alternative School
    1.9  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  PK-1

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  • Recommended August 14, 2014 - Am absolutely thrilled with the job, the educators and staff, do at AHA. As a product of public school, my wife and myself, easily appreciate the outstanding presence AHA has become in the lives of our children. God bless you all for the dedication, each and every one of you exhibit. - Posted by Parent

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