American Heritage Academy

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 810 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,950
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

American Heritage Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
810 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
American Heritage Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants, skirts, and cardigans

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Educational Travel, Math, Scholar Government, Speech and Debate

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Orchestra, Theatre

School Notes

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy and CommitmentAmerican 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does American Heritage Academy cost?
American Heritage Academy's tuition is approximately $6,950 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of American Heritage Academy?
The acceptance rate of American Heritage Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 86%.
Does American Heritage Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, American Heritage Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does American Heritage Academy offer?
American Heritage Academy offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. American Heritage Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for most sports offered.
What is American Heritage Academy's ranking?
American Heritage Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nevada for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for American Heritage Academy?
The application deadline for American Heritage Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
My children have attended AHA for 7 years. My quest was to find a school that would balance my children's development in all areas, not just academics, but character refinement as well. Social skills, faith, patriotism, and leadership are top priorities of mine, and of this schools. My children and I are constantly grateful that not only have we found what we were looking for in an education, but AHA proves to deliver so much more time and again with their dedicated vision to providing the best possible growth for this very special rising generation. Best of all, the scholars are truly loved, and they feel that love daily as they stretch and grow to meet new challenges, as true future leaders. I have every confidence that their amazing teachers and administrators will prepare my children for the college of their choosing, the campus is stunning, and the gym is the biggest school gym west of the Mississippi, litteraly. We are frequently surprised to find that we love this school more and more every year thanks to the loving inspiration of it's leaders.
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This school provides love, joy, and inspiration every day. They provide us a family outside of family. My children love it and are learning so much.
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American Heritage has prepared our highschool scholar for college, they have small class sizes, prep courses, along with leadership opportunities. This school has been amazing for our children. It has helped educate our children to take pride in their work and their community!
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I am an alumni student who graduated from American Heritage Academy a couple years ago but AHA has prepared me for college in countless ways. I love the environment, it is very peaceful and warm. The people are so kind and visiting the school even after I graduated brightens my day.
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I''m so thankful for everyone at AHA. I''m currently a junior and this school has blessed my family in more ways than I can count. The academics are advanced, and teachers will work with you until you fully understand the concept they are teaching. Of the seven schools I have been to, this one has educated me unlike the other six. If you or your child are looking for a school, I promise you that AHA will not let you down.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NV School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 810 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,950
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Henderson, NV is $11,019 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Henderson, NV is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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