At American Heritage School, we completely open up our program so you and your child may observe everything in action. We typically spend up to an hour covering those sections of our campus of greatest interest to you. We love your questions and invite you to bring them with you. Our teachers and students are familiar with the occasional tour group quietly entering and observing their classroom for a few minutes.
Tours can be scheduled at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., Monday through Friday when school is in session.
Are There Other Ways to Observe the School in Action?
Yes! We know changing schools is a big decision that is never made casually. We invite potential 7–12grade students to come spend a day with us. The morning begins when your child is introduced to a student ambassador who then accompanies your child through their class schedule, answers questions, makes the necessary introductions, and ultimately helps your child experience the culture, teaching methods, and programs of American Heritage.
To schedule a student “day on campus”, please contact the AHS Admissions Office:
Since its founding in 1970, American Heritage School has continued to flourish under the leadership of many fine administrators and teachers. The school moved to its new (current) campus in 2002 and presently enrolls approximately 920 students in grades K-12. (see more)
Is it difficult to enroll a student? When is the best time to start the application process? Enrollment is not difficult provided your student can meet academic expectations or you are willing to provide the tutoring needed to meet those expectations. The best time to start the application process is in January before the school year in which you want your child to be enrolled. The on-line application is available year-round and may be completed at any time.
What are incoming students tested on? We assess reading speed and comprehension, math computation, math concepts, grammar, spelling and writing.
Do you have an age requirement for kindergarten enrollment? A kindergarten student must turn 5 years old before September 1 of the school year in which he or she enrolls.
Why is your tuition so low compared to many other comparable private schools? American Heritage has a long history of sacrifice from generous donors who believe deeply in the value of the school’s mission. As a result, we have acquired a beautiful campus and buildings that are exclusively financed by donation revenue. Therefore, tuition dollars are needed only to cover day-to-day operational expenses. The school’s Board of Trustees has consistently prioritized keeping tuition low and only pursuing expansion or renovation projects after donor funding is in hand. The school holds no commercial debt.