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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NBPS provide great education for children, although it's ran like a very profitable business, it's worth it.
Horrible school that has now turned into a commercial business deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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