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PK-12
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Coconut Creek, FL
Students enrolled: 1,400
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7600 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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(954) 247-0011
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May 18, 2014
Pros: beautiful campus Cons: High teacher turnover. Administration for middle and upper school are terrible. Bullying and mean-spirited environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
This school is amazing and full of opportunities! The academics are by far one of the bests in South Florida and the spots teams are spectacular! In conclusion I personally say that this school is amazing and I really recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
This is our child's 4th year at North Broward Prep and we could not be happier. My son is a 10th grader now and as previous commentators have pointed out, there has been some turnover but it has served to make the school stronger. My son is thrilled with his teachers, especially in math and science and has become an accomplished musician. He has really blossomed and we are so happy.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
NBPS is an outstanding school that offers the students the total package of academic excellence as well as a warm and nurturing environment! As a faculty member, I am incredibly confident in the time, effort, and care that my colleagues put into helping students be successful. I look forward to the day when my son can join the NBPS family!

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2014
NBPS is an amazing school. Even at the Pre-K level, they are challenging my child and helping him reach the best of his ability. All of the teachers, assistants, principals and guidance counselor are very warm and have my child's best interest in mind. I could not have imagined a better academic or character building community for my child. I am super excited that my daughter is joining the NBPS family next year!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
We like the exceptional exposure and opportunities that our kids are getting even in lower school, at North Broward Preparatory School. We had moved from another private school to NBPS and we see a huge difference in terms of the structure and standard curriculum, an excellent teaching team at each grade level, several after-school clubs and multiple competitive opportunities at the county level and beyond, and also exposure to well known authors, composers and experts in other fields. Our children are very happy in this school. We have easy access to the principals and to management/ teaching teams and our feedback is always heard and addressed.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
This is our second year at NBPS and could not be happier. Whether it is a "business" or not, as some other reviews mention, is irrelevant to me. I mean, I am paying more than 20k a year -- if "not-for-profit" had been on my list of requirements, I would have put my kid in public school. What I was looking for was a school that challenges my child academically and that teaches kids to think and to be people of character -- and that is what I got. This is a school that teaches kids to be individuals while always striving for excellence. My experience is in the lower school, is that my child is understood for who she is and constantly challenged to expand her knowledge and understanding of the world. If you enjoy being part of a school community that knows your child very well and that is very involved in the academic, intellectual, social and emotional success of your child -- this is the school for you!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Simply the best! With public schools cutting programs and other private schools only offering a one-size-fits-all model for learning, North Broward Prep offers a truly unique, international educational experience. Personalized learning, teachers who want to see each of my three children succeed, and a commitment to excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics. I've been a parent at NB for 8 years; I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
School has some very good teachers, but has a high turnover due to lack of support from leadership. Very good curriculum and extra curricular activities on a beautiful campus. Other schools in the area offer the same with better retention of teachers. We are pulling our kids as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
Our experience in lower school has been phenomenal. My child has absolutely flourished at NBPS. The teachers really care about the students. Lower School Principle and Assistant Principle could not be more hands on and accessible. Every parent I've spoken to has had similar experiences. Quality staff, wonderful curriculum, emphasis on Fine Arts, beautiful campus... You truly get your moneys worth at this school, and believe me I toured all of the schools in this price range.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2013
We select the school very well and based on feedback from parents and students who graduated from high school in 2011 Our child is in grade 10. Bad reviews about the school on this site - as a purely business model disappointed me. I can not believe it. We loved the area and training facilities, the order in the classroom, teachers. We talked to the students and only got good reviews! Happy children learning, it's not fake! I want to be able to reveal the talent of the child. We have time, school starts in the summer, and we hope to learn in this school. If you have something to share, to tell the personal experiences of studying in high school, class of 10 to 12, I'll wait. Thank you. Parents

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
We have been at the school for several years. Each year has exceeded our expectation exponentially. If you are looking for individual attention to learning with an approach that the student, their families and the faculty are committed to creating a great place to learn and grow. This environment has offered my three children a place to grow and still maintain their individuality. I strongly recommend NBPS! We are looking forward to many more years to come.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
I'm a Former student of NBPS. First things first, this a business not a school. However I couldn't have asked for a better high school experience, I played rugby, graduated with over a 3.0 gpa, made amazing friends, and had a great time. Times have changed since I graduated in 2009 though. The school is under new ownership and management and has changed its face completely. I went to community college out of high school and I am now proud to say that I am about to graduate from the University of Florida. As fun and benefical as NBPS was for me, i truly belive its not the same anymore, the owner and president of the school, Mr. Morgaman, is what made that school so great while I was there. It is an expensive school and I would honestly reccomend public school and saving yourself over $100,000. Success isn't determined by the high school you send your child to, it's about your child individually, and about their work ethic and dedication towards achieving their goals. Just as community college didn't define who I am because I am now at the best school in Florida, NBPS will not define your child as a student/individual.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2012
I am a mother of three past students who were lucky enough to benefit from academic scholarships. They were high achieving students who were always challenged by the courses offered, leading to top university acceptances. The majority of teachers are outstanding, taking genuine interest in the students and their success. Some still in contact with my children. Social events, athletics and clubs foster inclusion and intermingling givng an excellent high school experience. I cannot comment on principal leardership due to new principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
NBP is aiming to be a great school, but they fall short in many ways. Remember, when you tour the school that the admissions office is really a sales office.You will be told what you want to hear. I am speaking about our high school experience, Class size, which they say will be limited to 10-12 kids is usually more. Individual attention and the willingness to help kids achieve is no better than less expensive private schools. Although they offer a variety of classes, when you meet to arrange your child's classes, a lot of classes either "don't fit" with your required classes, or they're already full. Which leaves your choices very limited, and you'll be paying $23k/year for your child to not get a class that's a good fit. We saw many of the international students leave after the first trimester. I'm not sure if it was cultural or had something to do with the boarding experience. All schools have a drug problem, and NBPS is no exception. Bottom line, NBP is a FOR profit school. It is a BUSINESS, and really, students are treated as a commodity, and more thought goes into gaining more of their product, than keeping what they have.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
Our son has been at NBPS for 8 years. We are thrilled with the education that he received both in elementary and middle school and are very excited for him to move on to high school next year. The curriculum is academically challenging and the school is committed to differentiating instruction so that students can work to their own potential, not only by offering regular and honors level classes, but within those classes ensuring that students' individual needs are being met. The teachers are very dedicated and it is evident that student success is their priority. The Fine Arts department is second to none--not only because of the extensive offerings and the amazingly talented and dedicated teachers, but because of the strong sense of community and family that it fosters with its students. Finally, my son has also been able to take advantage of opportunities to compete academically with our sister schools within Meritas, and as a result, has made friends in other countries and states. Overall, we couldn't be happier with choosing NBPS and would highly recommend NBPS to anyone!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2012
This is our 7th year at North Broward and my boys have not only received an excellent academic education, but they have participated in many activities including sports, fine arts, and various clubs. This school has provided us with a wonderful family oriented community which is not easy to find in South Florida! I would highly recommend NBPS to any family looking for more than just the academics!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
NBPS is the perfect fit for my family. All 3 of my children have been challenged academically, have expanded their horizons through participation in a variety of activities and made friends. What more could a parent ask for?

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2011
AWESOME SCHOOL! My son is beginning his high school years at this school and we only have great things to say about it! The staff, teachers, administration, principals, and headmaster are wonderful! Many have been here for years! Beautiful campus, outstanding programs, great learning environment! I'm extremely pleased with this school! Everyone is visible which gives you a great sense of pride. Headmaster waves good morning everyday and says, Thank You! Makes me feel welcomed and my dollars are well spent!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2011
This will be our 7th year at NBPS. Both of my children started in Kindergarten and now my oldest will be in 6th grade this year. We could not be more pleased with the school. Both kids are challenged to their abilities, which are very different. There is an expectation that each child will put forth his or her best effort in every endeavor, but the atmosphere is not such that kids are put under extreme pressure. The Fine Arts programs are outstanding and the athletic programs are making great strides, becoming more competitive every season. We looked at all of the private schools in the area before selecting NBPS. We chose it because we felt it would provide a wonderful home for us as our children moved through elementary, middle & high school. The strength of the college advising department also gave us confidence that our children will be successful in getting into their first choice of college when the time comes!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
As a student, I am 100% thrilled about my education. Great teachers, great students, and a great school! Proud to be graduating next year, as an Eagle. If you're looking for a great school that cares about the students, look no further. NBPS is number one!

- submitted by a community member
June 18, 2011
My son is completing his 3rd year of elementary school at the Coconut Creek Campus. The teachers have been great so far and the academic program is very good. Mandatory Violin, Chinese, math and science courses are excellent. Your child will fit in well if he is outgoing. Some kids who are the only child have a tough time transitioning however the staff does a good job of recognizing this and providing support. Overall I could not be happier. My son has really flourished at NBPS.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
Where are these reviews? Not on this web site. NBPS has been undergoing a fantastic renaissance over the past few years since it became a Meritas school. I encourage you to take a tour. I think you will find a caring, nuturing environment with excellent academics and both AP and IB programs. 99% of our graduating seniors got in to their FIRST choice colleges and universities. The fine arts program is second to none. If you don't reconsider, your children might not have the opportunity to attend one of south Florida's finest schools.

- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2011
Not a review, just a question for anyone who is available to answer. We are coming from out of state and looking to move to the Parkland area. I was interested in this school until I read so many bad reviews about an angry, unhappy principal. The tuition is too high to have bad leadership. Has anyone moved from this school to Pine Crest? Would that be the better option? That would mean looking at real estate in a different area. I am looking for a private school that focuses on education as opposed to religion. I expect my kids to work, but will not allow them to be in a constant state of stress. I appreciate any suggestions.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
I've been at this school since Pre-K. The teachers here are extremely committed and talented and love the students. Now that I am a senior and am moving on to college at either NYU, the University of Michigan, UF or UM, I am going to miss the incredible atmosphere and the wonderful people at North Broward.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2011
This is my first year as a parent at North Broward and my daughter and our family LOVE the lower school. Great teachers and administration. The cost of the school is pricey, I won't lie, but my daughter is getting such a great education. Much better than she would ever get at public school.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2011
Our daughter began attending eighth grade at North Broward this school year. After much discussion and deliberation, she left a public school that we no longer felt was able to provide her with the best possible environment for learning. I cannot say enough wonderful things about North Boward. Not only does she continue to thrive in her advanced classes, she has become very involved with the amazing fine arts program and is surrounded by caring, involved teachers. She has made great friends and we have never looked back or second guessed our decision to make this commitment to her education. She will be attending high school at North Broward on an academic scholarship and I am confident that she will continue to thrive and do amazing things!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2011
We have one child in the high school and have found it to be excellent. Extremely caring and involved teachers, Strong and challenging academics, and a variety of extra curricular activities combine to make for a wonderful high school experience. The campus feels very safe and the small size allows the students to develop strong bonds with both teachers and classmates. We are very happy with our decision to send our child to North Broward!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2011
Great school with challenging and varied academic offerings along with unique and interesting electives. Great leadership. Excellent teachers who care about the kids. Very involved and active PSTA. Good group of kids and a good group of parents rounds it off to a great experience all around for our family.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2011
My children have gone to NBPS since Pre K and Kindergarten. Each year I am amazed during our Parent Teacher conferences how the teachers are so in tune to my individual children. They know their strengths and weaknesses and have found ways to motivate them to "want" to learn and be good students. I have two very athletic boys who were not so interested in academics and now one is taking AP classes in high school with a 4.6 average and the other is right behind him doing great in Middle School. I am so thankful to have the teachers and staff at NBPS be a part of the "village that is raising my children." I would highly recommend it to others who are looking for a school that is interested in helping each child achieve their greatest potential.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
Because we have 3 children in very different age ranges, we have been at North Broward for 12 years. Over the last 3 years, we have seen deliberate focus and improvement in: student and campus technology, character building, IB and AP programs, faculty and student development, and "academics first, enriched by fine arts and athletics." There is tremendous three way communicaton between parents, teachers and administration so each student is accountable and accounted for. Parent involvement in the school is outstanding. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to have a challenging academic experience while having many opportunities to become a well-rounded adult.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
I have a 3rd grader & a 5th grader, and both have been at NBPS since Kindergarten. I have been extremely pleased with each and every one of their grade-level teachers. The school offers a challenging curriculum, wonderful fine arts programs and competitive athletic activities & teams. Having the facilities of the upper school available to lower school students presents them with opportunities they would otherwise not have. I wanted a school that my children could attend beginning in Kindergarten and graduate from 13 years later. I feel that I have found the perfect match in North Broward Prep!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
I have a child in the lower school and one in the middle and we are extremely pleased with both. We transfered from a public school three years ago and are amazed at all of the opportunities that they have availble to them at NBPS. From extensive Fine Arts and Athletics programs to challenging acedemic curriculum that suits their individual needs. We are so lucky to have found so many wonderful familiies, students, teachers and administrators all in one place!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
I am a parent of 2 high school students. The experiences have been great. The school offers so much that if your child does not take advnatange of everything then you are not getting your money's worth. If your child excels in Fine Arts or Athletics this school makes it all available. If your child is an AP, IB , Honors or takes regular classes NB has it all. When reading the previous reviews any one can see that the new owners and leadership have improved in the past couple of years. I would recomend NBPS to anyone that truly wants the best for their children.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2010
My son just completed his freshman year at North Broward. He previously attended public school. He found the overall experience to be highly rewarding. His honors course work was challenging, but supported by a teaching staff who make themselves available to their students and show an interest in their acheivments. The school offers an extensive athletic program. They seem to take an interest in developing not only students, but preparing the kids to be good members of their communities. My son feels fortunate to be able to attend school at North Broward.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I wish I could say I love this school, but I don't. Teachers need a dress code. Better this year than last year. Something about teachers wearing open toe shoes or tattoos on the ankle (like the new lower school guidance counselor) is just not attractive nor professional for a preparatory school. Students are required to wear uniforms, but it may be a great idea for the teachers as well. School has some great qualities, but the bad outweighs the good. Sad.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Middle school is exemplary for honors students, wonderful environment, fabulous teachers, safe and nuturing.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
My children having been at the lower school for 3 years now and this year will be the last. I think this should sum up how my husband and I feel about the school. Administration could use a change.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
The campus is gorgeous. Feel very safe leaving kids there. However, you can't judge this school by the cover! The lower school needs major improvement. The leadership is honestly just a sad situation. Principal seems to always be angry and not very nice. Always one bad apple that spoils the bunch!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
Seems parents in upper school are happy. Lower school has MUCH room for improvement. Very poorly run lower school.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
We love this school! Our daughter started in her freshman year and we feel she will be very prepared for college by the time she graudates. The teachers go above and beyond to ensure that the students are successful. There are so many extra curricular activities to choose from. They offer a good selection of AP, Honors and IB classes. Our experience with the administration thus far has been positive. The college planning department is fantastic. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
2 kids at school. great experience. New Headmaster is terrific.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
Terrible. There are a few great teachers, but the leadership in the lower school is one of the worst I have experienced in any organization...let alone a school.

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December 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2009
Terrible School. Terrible ownership which trickles down to terrible leadership. They are confused. Communication is terrible. Could give you more, but the list is so long and I wish I had the time. Bottom line... I also do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2009
This will be my children's fifth year at the school and I have nothing but praise for the education my children are receiving. Great teachers willing to give their time to help each student. I have a High School student and a Middle School student both of whom are extremely happy at N. Broward. Having read some of the other new reviews prompted me to share my positive experience. My children will be so prepared for college!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
Poor Leadership. Principle unwilling to change stubborn ways. Producers of leaders..watch out what kind of leaders your producing.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
I really had high hopes for this school but this school was horriable and cruel. I could go on and on but it's better to let go. I do not recommend this school to anyone. Extremely stressful place for a child.

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May 22, 2009
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February 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
I have been a parent at NBPS for six years. I have found it to a wonderful environment for my children. The new ownership has created a tighter,better run school over the past few years. There was a bit of teacher turnover a few years ago, but that has served to make the quality of education better by holding the teachers to a higher standard. Overall, this has been a wonderful school for all of my children. They are treated as individuals with differing learning styles and gifts.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
Very focused on my child's performance. Very rich set of resources. Moved from Boston and found the environment far superior to the private school that my kids attended there.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
My two sons attend The North Broward Preparatory School and we are happy with this school. This is our fourth year at the lower school. While there definitely have been some 'growing pains' as the school expanded over last two years, the administration has gotten it right this year!! The new principal has exceeded our expectations! The leadership team is experienced and committed to every child's success. From the earliest years, enrichment classes include: Mandarin, Spanish, Art, Music, Computer Library, and P.E.; My sons are in a welcoming, nurturing and safe environment. Classes are small and the teachers use the curriculum to inspire curiosity and build confidence. They develop individual learning plans to help each student succeed. The only downside is the tuition continues to go up almost 10 % annually....very expensive!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
My child just started kindergarten at the CS campus. And I am not happy with it. I thought I was enrolling my child into a school that would fit the needs for my child but this is not at all worth the money. My child is constantly bored, the other children are out of control, spoiled. We are a down to earth family no matter the money involved and the other parents well lets just say snobs. My child will not be going here next year! We are looking into other private schools in the Broward County area. Do your family a favor and don't enroll your child here!

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July 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
After a combined 18 years with NBPS- we are seeking alternative schools for our kids. Tuition is extremely high- especially in a down market. Our son comes home regularly and talks about the owner's Maybach (a $300,000 car) and how he leaves it running while he's inside. Do you think this is a bit over the top? The teachers turn-over regularly (othere schools in the area is where they go), discipline is a problem. They really do accept anyone who can afford to go there. Most kids are very privledged and the snobbery is obscene. Kids of 10 & 11 with Imacs and Iphones. I find it obscene. There are 'A' rated schools in our neighborhood as well as highschool programs where the grads go to top level schools and the programs is already an International Baccalaureate School- North Broward is 'trying' for this certification by 2012. Look elsewhere.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 08, 2008
So sorry to say that we are leaving NB. When we joined the school community 5 years ago, the teacher turnover was non-existent. Now, it changes from year to year. No indoor gym, kids are outside at all times. No theatre for performances...all promises broken while the tuition competes with all other privates in the area. Lunch not included. From all appearances school is run for profit not for benefit of children.

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April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
Although my daughter is having trouble adjusting I think the school adminstration is great. Especially the online access and immediate connection with a teacher when needed. I can send an email and with in hours a response is normally received. No leaving messages at the front office and hoping it gets delivered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 20, 2008
They have finally gone too far...the tuition rates for high school are outrageous and unrealistic. They have now toped Pine Crest's tuition rates and North Broward's tuition doesn't include lunch or books, like Pine Crest does. Although my child has done well here and has only one year left, I do not think the tuition is worth it. Look elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
I have two children in this school. We have been part of the NBPS family for 7 years; they are both in HS. They have done very well academically taking Honors and AP classes. Tuition is high and many families get help from grandparents as we do. Music and performing arts programs can not be beat! Sports and other clubs/activities are readily available. It seems many people are put off by teacher turn over but this is a chronic problem in all schools in south Florida...Housing,Taxes and Insurance costs are through the roof (no pun intended.) This is not a NBPS issue it is an issue for all so. FL schools. I can not fault a teacher, administrator or family for moving out of state as many have done!

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
I have two children at the school and my oldest has been there for nine years. Overall, our experience has been excellent. The school emphasizes a family atmosphere while challenging the children academically. There are lots of extracurricular activities to choose from depending on your interests. Safety and security is a priority at the school and my wife and I feel very comfortable dropping our children off there each day. The school became part of a network of prep schools around the world two years ago and we are already seeing some of the benefits; from travel/study opportunities to cultural exchanges via the internet and video conferencing in the classroom. Lastly, the list of colleges and universities that accept the school's graduates is quite impressive. I highly recommend the school to prospective families.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2007
Our worst fears came true when the original school was purchased by a lawyer, but it was good that he was able to put together the funding to purchase land and build an upper campus for the kids, and keep the tuition below that of Pine Crest as he promised at his first of so many of his too long speaches we all had to listen to over the years. Although the early years of the new campus were a bit 'green,' as any new school would be, it did get better, but then reached a peak and has been on a downfall ever since. Many of the original students left for other schools. Not enough to choose from around here so mine stayed on and graduated. Nice buildings, but many of the great teachers also left.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
My children attended North Broward after several years we have decided to change schools. A non-profit school was our final decision where the administrators are focused on the children and not the bottom line profit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 21, 2007
Beware of a very high teacher turn over. My son has been here the past three years and we have seen tremendous teacher and administration changes.The administration that runs the school has not figured out that the teachers are the heart and soul of the school, not the owner or the pretty campus grounds! They do have an excellent music and drama department, but you pay extra for fees for them, along with extra fees to play sports.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
I have 2 children at NBPS and am thoroughly impressed with the care and individual attention that they receive. Their teachers always put in the extra effort for them. The online grading system lets me track exactly how they're doing and the teachers are always available if I need to talk with them. The result is that academically they're excelling. In addition, unlike any other school I've seen or heard of, NBPS is part of a family of international prep schools. So my boys have had the chance to experience other cultures in a fun and safe way. The real strength of the school is that it has well-rounded my children because of all the opportunities available to them and because the school takes an active role in fostering their development. That's why we're very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2007
I have two children at this school, one in elementary and one in middle school. I am always impressed with the great professionalism displayed by the administration in dealing with any issue and parent concern. Parents are treated with kindness and care as are the children. My children love this school, it's great academics and extracurricular activities. There was some teacher turnover last year but they have been replaced with even better teachers and administrators. The owner is a good man who has built a school that nurtures the child academically, psychologically, and physically. I am happy that my children are expected to raise money in order to belong to a sports team, this is good for their character. I am happy they are not treated like spoiled rich kids but future leaders.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
No sour grapes here, my kids have done well at this school, however they will be leaving after this year. The school is mismanaged and diffuse. There is no clear leadership and the focus is clearly on money. They actually finance tuition now with interest. There are many students with identified behavioral issues that may pay more for the extra attention but are in classes with the mainstream students and quite disruptive. This school has seen better days. We plan to transfer to other schools. I am sad.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
Terrific school. The few bad posts here don't do this school justice. I have had my children here for several years and the school had been advanced academically, beautiful and one of the most caring environments you could imagine. The school has had the same owners for the entire time my children have been here and it gets better and better every year. I would recommend it without qualification to anyone. My children love the school and so do we. The faculty and administration are strong and the only replacements I'm aware of have made it even stronger. Great academics, great extra-curriculars for both my athletic son and our artistically interested daughter. Some of these sound like sour grapes to me and not the wonderful school that North Broward is. If all the parents wrote here --- the ratings would be exceptional across the board.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
We are NBPS parents with children at differing grade levels, interests and aptitudes for over a decade and it has been an excellent experience. The school is wonderful. Small class sizes, strong faculty development and hiring, high selectivity, effective character education and caring support for students distinguish this excellent school. It has academic rigor equal to or exceeding that of any independent school in the region with a nurturing environment. We have read the posts on this site and find the differences interesting. We can only conclude that the few uncomplimentary posts are from those who had to leave for economic, behavioral or other reasons and want someone to blame. The school they describe is not what our children experience every day. The 'facts' aren't right. The owners have been here for 12 years and have made this school great. Our children love the school and we are true NBPS fans.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
The school is not what it used to be. The new owner has managed it like a business and the children and parents have suffered because of it. There seems to be a disturbing number of children who have behavior problems.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
NBPS offers everything any student could want. The academic program is rigorous, the teachers are caring, and the climate nurturing. For any child who is there to learn and work, the sky is the limit. The teachers go above and beyond in so many ways. The PTA is outstanding. The faculty is experienced and professional. My children are thriving at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
We will be leaving the school after seven years. NBPS used to be a challenging academic school with excellent teachers and enforced discipline. The school will accept any student whose parents can afford the skyrocketing tuition. The discipline problems are out of control. Parent involvement is good, music program is excellent. The P.E. program was good but the two coaches left with several other exceptional teachers this year. It has turned out to be a business and not what is best for our children.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2006
The school has been very poorly managed under the new owner, who only cares about building a bigger campus - not a better campus. The deteriorating academic programs, unreasonable tuition hikes, and the high teacher turnover have driven long time North Broward families away. The tuition $$$ were/are being spent on building new facilities without adequate parking to go along with them. The last two years have been very disappointing. Good news about the school - lots of extracurricular activities and parent involvement. The art and music programs are excellent - the finest in the state. (Wonderful, Caring, Teachers!! Hope they stay) The weekly PE classes were excellent, but North Broward has lost both PE teachers, so no comment on future athletic programs.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2006
Coconut Creek Campus is out of control. Just a money making business. Both headmaster and lower school principal are gone as of 6/06. This past year we experienced total disorganization among the 3rd grade teachers. Discipline problems that were never addressed even after talking with administration several times. Two or Three hours of homework at an inappropriate grade level for an 8 year old. Curriculum was scattered and parent complaints were at an all time high. Many people are not returning next year. The school continues to expand and will accept most anyone that can afford $15 to $18 thousand dollars for elementary school. High teacher turn over and many not qualified and teach out of their area of training. They claim to be High Tech calling the middle school a laptop school. When questioned about how the computers are used and what kind of professional development they provide they are short on answers. The laptops are not used at a lesson plan level and not integrated into the lesson plans. It is all show and no product. Don t be fooled by the appearances and promises they make. The owner is just interested in filling his pockets.

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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
The NBPS provide great education for children, although it's ran like a very profitable business, it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
Horrible school that has now turned into a commercial business deal.

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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
This school is woefully mismanged and scattered. The teachers have a VERY high turnover, subject matter is scattered and many of the teachers are uncertified and out of subject area. The dean is a bachelor level educated administrator with no prior experience. His office does not communicate with the parents. The owner is hands off and more interested in nice buildings and sponsoring cruises for students. Facilities are nice but academics are horrible. There is a special needs school and a main stream school and discipline is not consistent. High tuition, low quality.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
Excellent academic program, with a boarding component. The campus is exceptional -- beautifully landscaped with modern buildings. They have an excellent lap top computer program and the latest in technology. Academic standards are very high.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
This is an excellent school. Academically challenging and disciplined, yet nurturing as well. The quality of the academic programs is high in math, science, english, reading, and social studies. The music program is terrific as children are taught from an early ge and given ample opportunity to participate in bands and ensembles. The arts are also stressed. There is an excellent theater arts program. The school's sports programs range from teaching little children about sportsmanship to competitive interscholastic programs. There are many extracurricualr activities from which a child can choose. There is something for everyone. Parents are very involved in the school and the school encourages parents to take on active roles in the school. Finally, character education is also stressed. This is an area woefully lacking in many places, but not here.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
Quality of the teachers is on the decline as good teachers leave in droves, particularly at the H.S. level. The school is more interested in appearances (beautiful campus), but tolorates poor education quality for high tuition.

- submitted by a teacher
June 04, 2005
The North Broward Preparatory Schools provide endless opportunities for their students including the performing and visual arts, athletics, countless clubs, and a top-notch educational curriculum including Advanced Placement courses, honors courses, and internships. The school also allows students to explore various areas of interest during interim session. Trips throughout the country and the world are offered as part of interm sessions as well. The schools facilities are top-notch, and the campus is beautiful. The cost is a bit high, but the opportunities available make the school worth the cost of attendance. The school has an excellent college guidance program that truly simplifies the application process. The only downfall for North Broward is that there is faculty turnover on a regular basis. It makes one wonder how well the school cares for and treats its faculty/staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
This school is above average in comparison to many of the other private and public school out there. My children are very happy, and love going to school daily; a 6th and 9th grader. It is a safe environment and school rules are enforced. The school encourages as much parent participation as you want to give. The PTA is a very established, well running group, annually gifting to different departments,where the need is. The teaching staff is good and in most cases will schedule extra time for a student needing tutoring on a difficult subject. But the student must request this time. Like any school there have been a few teachers that weren't top quality, but no school is supreme on this.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2004
Two of my children have gone to NBPS and I have found it to be of exceptional quality. The teachers and studends know each other by name and face. The quality of the education is excellent with many high caliber teacher on staff. The most distinguishing feature this school has is its high moral standards. They have an honor code that is talked about daily. The students are expected to treat the school and each other with respect. This is extraordinary. The campus is beautiful and looks like a college campus. They thoroughly prepare the students for college life.

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North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL  33073
(954) 247-0011
Last modified North Broward Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
North Broward Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 92 reviews. Top