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SFBJ's 2023 Book of Lists Recognizes American Heritage Schools for Its Philanthropic Distinctions

American Heritage Schools is pleased to be recognized for its philanthropic distinctions by the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ) in the publication’s annual “Book of Lists” rankings. American Heritage Schools has been ranked No. 16 in Corporate Philanthropy in South Florida.

The ethos of philanthropy is deeply ingrained in the identity of American Heritage Schools, epitomized by its motto of knowledge, integrity and compassion. Last year, American Heritage Schools proudly supported the community by contributing to over 320 benefitting causes through over $630,000 given in corporate donations and over 636,000 hours of community service.

With over 88 student-run clubs, as well as the schools’ Pre-Professional programs in fields including pre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business and entrepreneurship, and computer science, the philanthropic desire to help others locally and globally is at the heart of everything the students, families, faculty and administrators do at American Heritage Schools. Each year, fundraising goals are surpassed, and there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

“At American Heritage Schools, we maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence and contributing positively to our community while also making a meaningful impact in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Douglas Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools. “This recognition not only solidifies our standing in the region but also underscores our substantial impact in the education sector and our role as a major employer.”

American Heritage Schools was also ranked as the No. 1 Private School and the No. 22 Largest Employer in South Florida in the “Book of Lists” rankings. SFBJ is the leading source for business news, data and networking in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. SFBJ’s “Book of Lists” provides readers with more than 1,000 of the most significant area companies in their fields, by ranking.

Since its founding nearly 60 years ago, American Heritage Schools has become known as a leading private school for academic excellence throughout the nation, and enrollment has steadily increased to approximately 4,800 students in PK3 through 12th grades at the Broward and Palm Beach campuses.

A strong work ethic is evident in all facets of American Heritage Schools. American Heritage Schools in Broward, Florida, is the No. 1 high school in Florida and the No. 2 private school in the nation for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the Schools’ Palm Beach campus is the No. 2 school in Florida and the No. 3 private school in the nation for the highest number of National Merit Scholars. The school has the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the United States. The Model UN team is top three in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 K-12 Private School in Florida, according to Niche.

To learn more about American Heritage Schools’ recognition, please visit

By ML Staff.


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