American Heritage Schools of Palm Beach is a nationally recognized college preparatory school with a strong commitment to academic excellence. All students in grades PK3 through 12 uphold the highest standards of knowledge, integrity, and compassion as they receive a rigorous and well-rounded education with superior programs in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,700 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,386
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1965
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,700 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
276 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, American History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Mandarin Chinese, Physics C, Physics I, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score
1250
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki shorts/pants or skirts and collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information please contact the school.
Admissions Director
Harold Bailey
Admissions Associate
Daniela Oliveira

Sports

School Notes

The students at American Heritage Schools are well-prepared to be leaders of the 21st century who possess knowledge, integrity, and compassion. Each year, students attend prestigious competitions and earn exceptional awards. Here are some of their recent achievements.
  • #1 private school in Palm Beach County for highest number of National Merit Scholars; 1 in 5 students in the Class of 2022 is a nationally recognized scholar 
  • 26 National Merit Semifinalist   
  • 24 National Commended Scholars      
  • 87% earned a 3 or higher on all Advanced Placement exams (53% in Florida; 60% globally) 
  • AP average test score: 4      
  • #1 high school in Palm Beach County in Math competition; #2 private school in the U.S. in national Math competition      
  • #1 high school in Palm Beach County at Science Fair competition 
  •  Qualifiers for FIRST Robotics World competition for 6 consecutive years      
  • #1 Mock Trial and Moot Court teams in Palm Beach County      
  • Top 1% in the nation in Speech & Debate competition      
  • 5 pre-professional programs: Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Business and Entrepreneurship      
  • 61,841 hours of community service completed by the Class of 2021      
  • 7 national winners at FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition: Journalism, Accounting II, Insurance & Risk Management, Sports & Entertainment Management and Economics      
  • Top 3 awards at National Student Television Network convention     
  • 2 Critic Choice Awards and 22 Superior ratings at District Thespians Festival; Superior rating for One-Act Play at state competition      
  • Superior ratings for All State Band & Orchestra, Piano, Choir FAU Honor Choir      
  • 34 Gold Keys, 50 Silver Keys. and American Vision Award at Scholatics Art & Writing competition; 1st place at Congressional Art competition in 22nd District  
  • 1st Place Overall and National Qualifier at Fusion Dance competition,1st Place and 1st Place Overall in duets and trios at Revolution Dance competition
  • FHSAA State Championship in Girls Lacrosse
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (28 reviews)
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I have 2 children at Heritage in high school and I am thrilled that we made the decision to have them go here. Not only are there a ton of volunteer opportunities and clubs and sports, but the level of teaching far surpasses that of other schools.The teachers give a fair amount of homework, always review for quizzes and tests, and make learning more interesting and involved. There are a ton of options for electives so each child can really find what they are interested in. There are medical programs, business, engineering, computers, architecture, and amazing fine arts. I also love that the school is strict on rules, uniforms, cheating, etc. This way there are no trouble makers within the school. They way they are handling COVID is amazing. All teachers are teaching concurrently and they have not skipped a beat. Teaching is not lacking due to having online learners. I am so glad my kids are going to this school during this pandemic and I have faith that they are still getting an amazing education.Very happy with the school, the teachers and the administration.
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As a teacher and as a parent, my experience at American Heritage School has been extraordinarily unmatched. My children have had great support from their teachers, and they have given them the tools to be successful in all of their classes. In our community there is always respect, compassion and positivity. My children are comfortable with other students because they are all treated equally. There is no favoritism towards anyone. As a teacher, I have always received the full support of the administration and I feel confident that our school is doing everything possible to keep us totally safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. The school does daily fogging in all classrooms, bathrooms, the cafeteria and picnic tables, and wherever students are. We all wear masks to protect ourselves, and we have a tracing plan to make sure students and teachers stay safe and healthy. Students who come to campus feel safe and secure. Students who are an online benefit from class lessons as each classroom is equipped with cameras so they can interact with students in the classroom. Each semester students have the opportunity to choose whether to stay home or go to campus. When it comes to team sports, players stay home until the game season is over to protect students on campus. In speaking to friends/neighbors in the local community, this is a far cry from what is happening in the public school system. I am truly grateful and fortunate to be part of the American Heritage family.
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American Heritage is a wonderful school with incredible teachers, administration, staff, students and families. Every member of the AHS community is valued and respected and the quality of education is top notch!
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Love the school - so amazing. My kids are super happy and better educated because of the school.
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American Heritage School is amazing! My kids love attending school here and, as a parent, I love to see how engaged and challenged they are in their studies. In addition to strong academics, there are so many great sports and extracurricular activities for the kids to get involved in. It's a great place to be!
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This school is amazing, all of any children are happy and thriving. They have amazing teachers who are supported by a dedicated administration; the opportunities are endless that foster unique individuality and success. I cannot imagine my children anywhere else!
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I absolutely love American Heritage and every single faculty and administrative professional there! My son is a freshman, and he is so very happy and doing great. We are so grateful to all the amazing teachers who deeply care about their students. I highly recommend American Heritage!
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My daughter really enjoys going to school everyday. She loves her teachers and I couldn`t be happier with them.
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My daughter graduated from AHS and is now thriving at a top college in the NE. So glad we chose this option for her- it was a sacrifice but worth every penny and the faculty and admins are superb!
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This school has been amazing for my daughter. She started 9th grade this year. The curriculum is rigorous in the honors classes. The student needs to be ready to study as the tests are graded as a large percentage.There are many opportunities to seek out what the child loves and will be good at. Tons of options in terms of sciences, arts, languages etc. The students are also placed according to their skill. One thing I love is the administration and deans. The students do not get away with anything and that is great for the teachers and students.
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Our son who recently graduated and our daughter who will enter her sophomore year in the fall at AHS have excelled in all academic areas, clubs and organizations, and sports. The learning environment allows each student to create their own personal journey that allows for success in and out of the classroom. The teachers provide a rigorous environment to prepare them for college. I can`t imagine any other educational institution that would be a better fit for both our children.
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I have theee children at AHS, all in elementary. This school has been a fantastic fit, and I am so pleased to see my kids grow both personally and academically. The teachers are wonderful and communicate consistently with parents. The curriculum is rigorous but filled with fun ways to keep the kids learning. Overall, very pleased with the experience here.
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My family and I have been highly impressed with our overall experience at AH. Every person we have come into with is helpful and polite. My son loves his classes and has been able to seek leadership positions in the clubs he partakes in. He loves his new school.
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We discovered this school when my oldest son was in second grade. He has learning challenges and we tried quite a few schools before coming to A.H. Before this school my son cried everyday and felt horrible about himself. Now, he is learning and happy and wants to go to school everyday. He is now in sixth grade and still happy!!!! I also have a 1st grader and he is also thriving. Zero tolerance for bullies and the teachers and staff are dedicated and trustworthy. They work hard and will work with you as well in order to help your children succeed.
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This school is a family for us. My children range from second to tenth grades and we have experienced many amazing things at American Heritage ranging from drama to sports to challenging academic programs. They are all thriving here with the amazing teachers and staff.
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Our experience with American Heritage has been great! My daughter has loved her time there. The teachers are all so engaging, caring, helpful. The College Guidance Counselors are top notch and have been instrumental in our college applications.
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This is our second year at AHS and we could not be happier! I have both a middle-schooler and a high-schooler, and am pleased with everything about the school - the rigor of the academics, the unity of the student body, and the compassion of the teachers. The administration, teachers, and coaches genuinely care and listen to our concerns as parents. Most importantly, I feel confident that American Heritage is a safe campus and that my kids will be prepared for college while also getting to truly enjoy their middle and high school years.
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We love AHS. This school has provided my two little ones with a beautiful, rigorous, warm environment to grow. I could not be more pleased with their teachers or the facilities on this beautiful campus.
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American Heritage is a wonderful place to work. I really enjoy going to work and feel lucky with all that American Heritage provides me with to do my job the best.
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Absolutely love this school! We have had 2 children go through the middle school and could not be happier. The Head of the Middle School personable and professional and is quick to respond to any questions or concerns! All the teachers have been amazing in taking the time to know my kids and what style of learning works for them.
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Our experience at Heritage over the past three years has been sensational. Having 2 children in the lower school, we have experienced grades Pre-K through 4th grade. Each year has delivered unbelievable academic, social, and emotional growth to both my son and daughter. Each of their teachers has gone out of their way to accommodate and enrich them way beyond the curriculum in all subject areas which has made all the difference. My kids have accomplished academic goals specifically in reading, math, and science I did not think possible. The family-like environment that starts with the administration and flows throughout the school is so completely unique. I am so grateful that a school like this exists.
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We love American Heritage! It makes me so happy that my children spend their day at such a beautiful school. In addition the the top-notch facilities, the curriculum is challenging. Both of my children are in lower school and they adore their teachers. There is nothing more important than that feeling of safety/security when you drop your child off at school. American Heritage provides that feeling.
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AHS has been an amazing experience for all 3 of my children. Wonderful, family friendly, supportive atmosphere. Beautiful campus. Diverse student body and caring teachers. Academic rigor with an emphasis on the well-being and best interest of each student.
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My husband, son, and myself couldn't be happier with American Heritage. The administration and faculty are extremely helpful and caring.
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Wonderful lower school- caring teachers and admin. My kids couldn't be happier or better educated.
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I am blessed to be part of such an incredible school. My children have been in AHS since they were three years old and now they are in various grades throughout the school and their experience has been amazing. Each child was taught using their strengths. My children have grown academically in ways that truly only bring extreme happiness to my husband and me. The academics are top notch and the school delivers the best well-rounded education to all students. The children love going to school and as a parent to see their smiling faces and eager attitudes toward school make the difference. We are so happy to be part of the AHS experience.
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American Heritage of Boca Delray has the best of everything. Our experience there has been a positive one for the last 11 years. The academics, the teachers, the community, the campus are all top notch. We love this school and all that it represents!
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I love this school - I love this environment and I love what this school has to offer. If I had more children I would send them here. I am so grateful to all of the teachers and the administration. Thank you for making this a great place.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,700 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,386
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Palm Beach County, FL is $13,180 for elementary schools and $15,118 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Palm Beach County, FL is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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