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Where big ideas hide in unusual places.

Alexander D. Henderson University School is a public elementary and middle school on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. A.D. Henderson is a developmental research (lab) school established in 1968 to enhance instruction and research in specialized subjects to improve outcomes for all students in the country.

Admission to A.D. Henderson University School

A.D. Henderson's student population reflects the demographic composition of the population of the state of Florida. All applications are categorized according to that demographic composition and are selected at random from the applicant pool.

A.D. Henderson University School is affiliated with the FAU College of Education and is not a part of a local public school district.


Two Cane Institute At FAU High Students Named Nation's Top Scientists in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022

FAU High School students Julianna Lian and Vivek Sreejithkumar were named scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition. more

Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair Award Presentation

Congratulations to all of our Science Fair students for their outstanding performance in the Palm Beach Regional Science & Engineering Fair. more

FAU High School - Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with Max Planck Academy, Senior Research Reflection: Natasha Mayorga

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FAU High School - Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with Max Planck Academy, Senior Research Journey: Satviki Singh

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FAU High School student Anya Cane thought the scrub-jay would make a much better state bird for our unique state and decided to act, launching a petition effort to do just that. more

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2023 Teacher of the Year Finalists - FAU Lab School District
December 01, 2021

We would like to congratulate this year’s Teacher of the Year Finalists. Read more

ESSER III Funding and Instructional Continuity Plan Stakeholder Input
November 17, 2021

The U.S. Dept. of Education’s administrative rule indicates school districts must include an opportunity for public input and take such input into account for the following: Read more

National History Essay Competitions with Monetary Prizes for Grades 5-8 and 9-12
November 02, 2021

The 2 National DAR Essay Competitions are open to any student grades 5-8 and 9- 12. The essay contest for grades 5-8 topic this year is “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Read more


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