Our Mission

American Heritage Schools seek to develop the full potential of each child to be an active, intelligent, creative, and contributing member of society through the embodiment of knowledge, integrity and compassion.


Faculty, staff, and students all engage in behaviors that reflect honesty and strong moral principles in every aspect of life.


We provide a curriculum that develops and enhances students’ strengths and passions and leads them to reach their academic goals.


Our commitment to fostering compassion is demonstrated through a myriad of community involvement and service activities that better our campuses and the world.

From our founding year in 1965, American Heritage has grown to become the top private school in the nation for academic excellence.

  • #1 in Private School in National Merit Scholars
  • #1 in Private school in Math Competition in the Nation
  • Top 1% in Speech and Debate in the Nation
  • 93% pass rate on AP exams
American Heritage
William R. Laurie
Dr. Douglas Laurie
Leslie Laurie Wood
Vice President

American Heritage Summer Institute

The American Heritage Summer Institute is a summer educational program that offers over 120 enrichment and reinforcement courses, specifically designed with student interest and engagement in mind, to students from PK3 through 12th grade.

American Heritage Schools' course offerings are often viewed as the gold standard in college-preparatory education and the Summer Institute continues that standard. High school course offerings include advanced test prep, honors and AP level research work, as well as our unique pre-professional programs for those interested in future careers in medicine, law, or business entrepreneurship.

The Summer Institute also offers a wide variety of enrichment and reinforcement programs for Junior High (grades 6-8) and Lower School (Pre-K 3 to 5th grade) students as well as 1-on-1 tutoring options for those looking to enhance their skills and build confidence as we head into the new school year. The American Heritage Summer Institute features top-notch instructors, all of whom are degreed and certified professionals in their fields.

American Heritage Summer Camp Programs

American Heritage summer camp programs are designed for children ages 3-13. In addition to Day Camp, specialty camps vary by campus, and include Robotics, Art, Science, Musical Theatre, Video Production and Sports camps. Each camper enjoys age-appropriate activities supervised by American Heritage Schools’ highly qualified staff.

Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate cabins for boys and girls. All cabins, which are classrooms during the school year, are air conditioned and campers take pride in decorating them to reflect the cabin's theme.

To expand the number of recreational activities available to campers ages 8-13, age-appropriate field trips are scheduled. All field trips are supervised by Off-Campus Directors as well as an appropriate number of counselors. Prior to starting camp, campers will receive a schedule of activities.

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American Heritage Summer, Day Camps & Summer Education"