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Broward and Palm Beach, Florida - The prestigious American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the #1 private school in the United States and #1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s second campus in Boca Raton is #2 in National Merit Scholars out of all private schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 10 percent of all National Merit Scholars throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida. 

A total of 77 seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists, and 52 seniors earned National Commended Scholar status. The students were top scorers in Florida on the PSAT exam they took junior year, which served as the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. Most Semifinalists advance to “Finalist” status in the spring and are eligible to receive college scholarships.

American Heritage Class of 2014 alum, Dylan Cahill, reflects on the benefits of earning the merit-based award. “Becoming a National Merit Finalist was a stepping stone on my way to attending Dartmouth and ultimately Harvard Medical School,” said Cahill. “It gave me the tools to excel on future exams and the confidence as a student to propel me forward in my journey to medical school.” college prep private school.

American Heritage School is the #1 private school in Florida for nationally recognized scholars in a math competition, science fair, mock trial, moot court, and speech and debate. American Heritage School alumni are notable leaders in their chosen fields who are generating positive differences in the world. American Heritage School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school in South Florida serving grades PK3 to 12.

About American Heritage School: American Heritage School, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 4O-acre campuses: one in Plantation, Florida, and one in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,500 students in Pre-K3 through 12th grades; the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. About 70 per cent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees.