Details overview

Hours 08:10 AM - 03:10 PM
School leader Dr. William Kopas
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 75

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We offer programs designed to prepare students for college and for effective citizenship beyond the college years. Within a caring environment marked by high expectations, students master skills and knowledge, improve their ability to think critically, and develop a sense of civic responsibility. Each child is unique in ability, talent and learning style therefore, the school creates an appropriate learning environment for each student.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
7
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
23
AP Classes
including: Chinese Language and Culture
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
French Language and Culture
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History

Support

15
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education programs Self-contained classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 4 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Students must be potty trained to enter our early childhood program.
Weekly cost range (low) $375
Weekly cost range (high) $450
For the year 2016
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options None
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Social emotional skills development NSU University School offers a student-centered, safe, and caring environment where young minds can flourish and grow, and where students’ individual needs come first. Passionate and well-qualified educators capitalize on our innovative classroom design and exceptional resources to facilitate collaboration, active learning, and personalized instruction. In our early childhood classrooms, children feel a sense of belonging and part of a bigger whole.
Math skills development We focus on developing an understanding of patterning, ordering, sorting, classifying, graphing, measuring, counting, tallying, & number sense. We know that mathematics learning is active, therefore children are encouraged to explore & represent ideas, discover relationships, study patterns, & support their answers. Emphasis is placed upon the interrelationships among numbers & numeration, operations & computation, data & chance, geometry, measurement, & algebraic thinking.
Speech development Language-rich environments allow children to grow in their capacity for verbal expression, listening, and early literacy skills as they read books, sing songs, play games, and participate in activities designed to support developing comprehension and critical thinking skills. Students learn the essential components of reading and writing, through word play, rhyming, singing, making lists, and learning letters, sounds, and syllables.
Reading skills development Students learn the essential components of reading and writing, through word play, rhyming, singing, making lists, and learning letters, sounds, and syllables. Children also study various authors and modes of written communication such as poetry and folktales, and learn to identify the main characters, setting, and sequencing of stories.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 73% 42%
Hispanic 13% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

16
Girls Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
19
Boys Sports
including: Cheerleading
35
Clubs
including: Model Congress
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew / Rowing
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Intramurals
Lacrosse
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew / Rowing
Cross country
Diving
Flag football
Football
Golf
Intramurals
Lacrosse
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Amnesty International
Anime club
Art club
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Drum line
Forensics club
Game club
Habitat for Humanity
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Math club
Mime club
Mock trial competition club
Model Congress
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
SADD
Science club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 05:45 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Whether its chairing a school event, helping out in the classroom, or simply volunteering time to assist a teacher with a special activity, our school values the time parents give in support of the faculty and school. Our parents know that volunteering is not just a way to show support, but it also helps build a stronger, more connected community. Our school has a very active parent organization that provides support, spirit, and services to our school, its students, and our families.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We take a proactive approach to bullying and have many anti-bullying programs in place at our school.

Awards

Academic award Top 1% Nationally in Speech & Debate
Year received 2016
Academic award Top Ranked Teams in Robotics
Year received 2016
Academic award Top Ranked Chess Teams
Year received 2016

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Hebrew
Spanish
Staff details NSU University School teachers are passionate and well-qualified educators who facilitate collaboration, active learning, and personalized instruction in each of their classrooms. They develop deep, enduring connections with their students and support them in the classroom, on stage, and on the athletic fields.

Neighborhood

Transportation details We have many third-party vendors that families seek out and use independently.
Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Nova Southeastern University
Partner website Www.uschool.nova.edu

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details NSU University School is committed to providing students with a learning environment best suited to meet their individual needs. Because of this, families recognize the value in a NSU University School education. Families start the admissions process by scheduling a visit and a tour of our school. Once that is completed, they can submit the online application. The entrance test is the next step followed by the submission of the required forms. The admission committee then makes a decision.
Learn more Http://uschool.nova.edu/admissions/index.html
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Entrance exam
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 08/01/2016
Application deadline 07/31/2017
Application fee amount $100
Application fee waivers available? No
Tuition range (low) $19500
Tuition range (high) $26100
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Financial aid type (misc.) Need-Based
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 600
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 290
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012