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North Broward Preparatory School

Private | PK-12 | 1400 students

Academic rigor, fine arts and athletics
 
 

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Living in Coconut Creek

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $152,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 14, 2006

Horrible school that has now turned into a commercial business deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 4, 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


Posted March 1, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Harvard
Yale
Princeton
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Portuguese
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
Clubs
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jackie Fagan, Admissions Director
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (954) 247-0012

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Vision The Schools' central vision is to challenge our students to accept responsibility for their own learning with the support of teachers and staff members who care about their future. In that way, we fulfill our responsibility to students to empower them to succeed both in college and in life.
School leaders can update this information here.

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7600 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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Phone: (954) 247-0011

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