Welcome from our CEO and Founder

Mr. William Laurie Founder and President

Dear Families,

Welcome to our website! The American Academy is an outgrowth of my own personal experiences with learning. As a child, I experienced a difficult time in school and did not understand why I did so poorly until, as an adult, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. As a result, I became passionate about developing a school for students with minor learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, and auditory processing.

At American Academy, we have been educating advanced students with mild learning differences throughout South Florida for over 50 years. We are proud of how our program has evolved into the only school that addresses the academics, fine arts, and athletics to the extent that we do, which makes us known throughout the nation and the world.

American Academy students thrive in our well-rounded program that focuses on the whole child. We offer a comprehensive fine arts and athletics program that complements classroom learning and offers the opportunity to explore interests and discover hidden talents. Our Academy alumni always return to campus beaming with stories about the success they have had in college and in their careers thanks to their schooling at American Academy.

As you browse our website, you will find information about our campus facilities, the curriculum, and specialty programs in our Lower School, Middle School, and High School, as well as the various activities that take place at American Academy each day.

Please call or email us to schedule a personal tour at either of our two campuses in South Florida

Plantation: (954) 472-0022
Boca/Delray: (561) 495-7272


Thank you for your interest in American Academy. We look forward to meeting you and discussing the program most suitable for your child.



William R. Laurie, CEO and Founder
American Academy