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.
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.
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.
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!
Poor Leadership. Principle unwilling to change stubborn ways. Producers of leaders..watch out what kind of leaders your producing.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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