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American Heritage School

Website www.american-heritage.org
Address 736 North 1100 East
City American Fork
State UT
Postal Code 84003
Phone 801-642-0055
FAX 801-642-0060
Grade Range K–12
School Type Day
Enrollment 800-899
Student Body Coed
Total Enrollment 860


The vision of American Heritage School’s founders was to create a school where faith, virtue, and character education would be taught as the foundation for excellence in all other areas of life. Over the last fifty years, that vision has come to fruition at the school, which is located in American Fork, Utah on an 40-acre campus at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in beautiful Utah Valley.

American Heritage blends faith, reason, and plenty of fun by offering outstanding academics, athletics, music, and extracurricular programs. The student experience culminates in impressive portfolios, project-based learning, teamwork, oral presentations, and experiential learning for graduates, virtually all of whom attend four year universities or serve LDS missions following graduation. 

The school feels strongly that strengthening faith in Christ is indispensable to properly educating the hearts and minds of the rising generation. In addition to regular morning devotionals, prayer, and use of scripture as a foundational reference text in every subject, the AHS Honor Code focuses on the two great commandments to love God and neighbors “with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matt. 22:36–39). Every student and faculty member at the school commits to uphold the highest standards of moral conduct whether they are on or off campus.

The school serves approximately 800 students on-campus in grades K–12, plus 400 students in afternoon extra-curricular orchestra and choir programs, and approximately 5,000 homeschooling and distance education families living in 50 states and 62 countries and territories. The student body represents diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups.

The administration, faculty, and staff consist of more than 120 highly qualified personnel with many holding advanced degrees.

Rigorous courses are offered in history, language arts, English, foreign languages, fine arts, leadership, family science, business fundamentals, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, social studies, speech/debate, drama, choir, orchestra, technology, wellness, and more.

Extra-curricular activities include basketball, soccer, cross country, Boys/Girls State, choir, drama, orchestra, science fairs, service learning, speech competitions, student government, experiential learning, and travel study.

AHS graduates typically score well above state and national norms on college entrance exams, including the ACT and SAT, for which the school offers rigorous preparation as a part of the standard high school experience. AHS graduates are prepared for, and have been admitted to, many of the finest colleges and universities around the country.

American Heritage School is open for tours by appointment. Interested parents are encouraged to explore how the school’s unique approach can support their family’s learning goals (visit www.american-heritage.org).

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Contact Info

Grant Beckwith, Head of School

801-642-0055 x 302

Upcoming Events
  • July 2020
    • MonJul13 Gig Harbor Academy Parent Tours 6820 32nd St. NW., Gig Harbor, WA 98366

      Come by and take a tour of the campus and explore all that Gig Harbor Academy has to offer. To book a tour please call us at 253-265-2150 or email us at admissions@gigharboracademy.org.

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