American Heritage of South Jordan

  • At American Heritage of South Jordan, your child will be taught patriotism, kindness, and the value of working hard along with a curriculum based on classic principles of learning. Our teachers are certified and/or specialized, and our school is accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission. We are able to put more education value in a school day because we are exempt from having to implement social programs deemed necessary by the federal government.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious AffiliationLatter Day Saints
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2005
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students376 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeAmerican Heritage of South Jordan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms are required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,000
Tuition NotesTuition for pre-kindergarten students is $3,300 half-day and $4,500 full-day. Kindergarten (full day) - 5th $6,000 6th-8th $6,500 9th-12th $7,200 International $13,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorElsha Yorgason
Admissions AssociateElsha Yorgason


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess Club, Drama Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Dance, Guitar, Orchestra

School Notes

  • Each new student is tested for placement in the Saxon Math program--a highly rated curriculum that keeps participants functioning at, or above, grade level.
  • All students participate in Classic Ed, where they study English, history and literature on a timeline from the ancients to modern day.
  • Math and science are required throughout a student's tenure at American Heritage. We believe such training will equip them to become competent and competitive in whatever course they choose in life.
  • Foreign language, business, and arts courses are also taken in order to facilitate a well-rounded individual.
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  • Salt Lake City
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    9.1 miles
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  • Salt Lake City
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    7.4 miles
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    Salt Lake City, UT 84107
    7.4 K-12
  • Salt Lake City
    Grades: NS-12 | 943 students
    14.5 miles
    720 Guardsman Way and 843 S Lincoln Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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  • American Fork
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    American Heritage School Photo - A culture of kindness and honor permeate the friendships of AHS students, teachers, and employees.
    (Latter Day Saints)
    Grades: K-12 | 891 students
    14.1 miles
    736 N 1100 E
    American Fork, UT 84003
    14.1 K-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
I have gone to this school for more than ten years and can say that it is an awesome school. The class sizes are small with usually about twenty students which mean that you know everyone and the teachers can give you one on one attention. There are students from many different countries including Spain, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, The Philippians, Japan, and Hong Kong; which means that you learn a lot about their culture and expand your view of the world. We also have sport programs such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, dance, and a dirt biking team. The teams are amazing while the coaches teach you how to play and have good sportsmanship with life lessons along the way. All in all, I love this school and would recommend it to anyone.
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We are so grateful to have found American Heritage of South Jordan! Here, we have found that the classic education approach to teaching inspires our children's minds and goes hand in hand with the faith-based values they instill. We are grateful for dedicated teachers who care deeply and carefully lay the perfect foundation for learning. We love the small class sizes, which allow each teacher to truly know their students and help them individually to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. Besides a strong academic curriculum, our students have also had the opportunity to participate in high school sports. It has been a motivating and uplifting experience to see our sons learn the importance of teamwork and integrity as they compete at the high school level. We sincerely enjoy the sense of family that we feel at this great school!
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We love AHSJ! We have attended the school for 5 years now and it has been a wonderful experience for our family. The teachers and administrators are so great and truly care about each student. The smaller class sizes make it the perfect atmosphere for my boys that are on the Autism spectrum. The teachers have always been so great to work with my boys and to cater to their individual needs. I would highly recommend American Heritage of South Jordan!
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We love American Heritage of South Jordan! All 6 of our kids have attended or are currently attending. Our 4 oldest kids have graduated from American Heritage and have all attended universities and colleges. We love the class size, the curriculum and the extra help they receive when needed. We are truly grateful for the education provided to our kids from the great teachers and staff at American Heritage of South Jordan.
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This was the best move for my daughter. Public middle school is hard and overcrowded. Moving to AHSJ has made a world of difference. She is thriving in an environment that is safe and fulfilling. It is not only pushing her academically, but instilling values outside of the classroom. I am so thankful to have found this school. I would highly recommend it. I only wish I would have found it sooner.
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We love AHSJ! I am so glad we made the switch from public school to private. I love the smaller class sizes, curriculum & values taught. At AHSJ you feel like you are part of a family.
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Amazing School!! This is our 3rd year at AHSJ. We love it! The class sizes are small which allows teachers to actually teach and keep distractions to a minimum. I can't say enough about the quality of teachers and administration at AHSJ. My girls' self-confidence (1st and 9th graders) has blossomed in this environment. They know their teachers love them and will do what ever it takes to help them succeed!
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I believe that one of the reasons that my oldest daughter has done so well in public high school is that she learned how to study, think, and love learning from the great atmosphere and curriculum at American Heritage...she got an amazing education when she was young, which created the right foundation for continued success. Thank you to the wonderful teachers and administration staff for creating that for my children!
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We have loved this school and the positive environment it provides for our children. They have excelled at American Heritage and are very happy here. We love the incredible teachers and administration that truly care about and listen to the needs of each student.
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We have had our kids at American Heritage for several years now and have loved it! The biggest thing we have noticed is that our kids love to learn and love school. We have always had positive experiences with all the teachers and both the teachers and the administration listens to parents. Our kids have excelled in school and we also love the atmosphere there.
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I love the education and experiences my children are receiving at American Heritage SJ. The staff and administration is concerned about each student and we have felt their continued dedication in all they do. We are looking forward to the new year and the addition of tablets for the students!
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We have been happy with the education at atmosphere at American Heritage. Our children have been taught by wonderful teachers who care about them and challenge them to reach their full potential. We have felt that the administration is aware of our students, as well as all others, and makes decisions and implements ideas based on the needs of each student. Our children have thrived in their core classes and really enjoyed participating in the extra-curricular classes and activities. We are proud to have our children attend a school that promotes good values and strong education. We are extra pleased after just receiving our students'' end of year test scores.
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The average private school tuition in Utah is $6,936 for elementary schools and $11,103 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Utah is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).