North Broward Preparatory School

North Broward Preparatory School (NBPS) is a PK12 private, co-educational college-preparatory school in Coconut Creek, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1957 by James Montgomery.

North Broward Preparatory School
Address
North Broward Preparatory School
North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Road

,
33073

United States
Coordinates26.3259773°N 80.18262429999999°W / 26.3259773; -80.18262429999999
Information
Other nameNBPS
TypePrivate school
MottoDiscere, Ducere, Spirare, Amare
Established1957 (1957)
FounderJames Montgomery
OversightNord Anglia Education
NCES School IDA0102706[1]
HeadmasterBruce Fawcett
Teaching staff149.0 (on an FTE basis)[1]
GradesPK12
GenderCo-educational
Enrollment1,556 (2015-2016)[1]
Student to teacher ratio10.3[1]
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
Athletics conferenceFHSAA; Class: 2B-Dist: 7
MascotEagle
Team nameEagles
AccreditationsFCIS, SACS
PublicationBrainwash
YearbookThe Talon
Endowment$236 million
Tuition$30,825 (Upper School),[2] $70,000 (boarding)
Websitewww.nbps.org

The school was originally located in Lighthouse Point, Florida and relocated to its present location in the summer of 2004. The Coconut Creek campus of nearly 80 acres (0.32 km2) consists of an upper, middle and lower school. It became a member of the Meritas Family of Schools in 2005 and then Nord Anglia Education in June 2015.[3]

History

The school was established in 1957 in Lighthouse Point. The school has grown to include grades Pre-K3 through 12. The boarding program has also expanded to include approximately 328 students.

Accreditation

North Broward Preparatory School is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools[4] and the Florida Kindergarten Council.[5]

Membership

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) Nord Anglia Education (NAE) International Baccalaureate (IB)

Academics

Note: All IB Standard Level (SL) courses are considered Honors-level courses. All IB Higher Level (HL) courses are considered Accelerated courses.

9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) IESOL IIESOL IIIESOL IV*
English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV
English I HonorsEnglish II HonorsIB English SL (Year One)IB English SL (Year Two)
English I HonorsEnglish II HonorsIB English HL with AP English Language (Year One)IB English HL with AP English Language (Year Two)

Students who surpass ESOL IV take IB English B (four years of English, regardless of level, are required at North Broward Preparatory Schools).

9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
LPA Spanish 1ALPA Spanish 1BLPA Spanish 2ALPA Spanish 2B
Spanish or French ISpanish or French 69Spanish or French IIISpanish or French IV
Spanish or French ISpanish or French II HonorsSpanish or French III HonorsSpanish or French IV Honors or IB Language Year 1 or AP Language
Spanish or French IISpanish or French IIISpanish or French IVSpanish V
Spanish II HonorsSpanish III HonorsSpanish IV Honors or IB Language Year 1IB Language Year 1 or IB Language Year 2 or AP Language
Spanish III HonorsSpanish IV Honors or IB Language Year 1IB Language Year 69 or IB Language Year 2 or AP LanguageIB Language Year 2 or AP Literature (for students who have taken AP Language in Spanish first)

Note: Instructors and students equally choose whether to take IB or AP world language courses. If instructors and students choose to take IB, they also choose whether for the course to be a Standard-level course or a Higher-level course.

Native speakers of German may take IB German A-69-1 Standard Level, a German literature course.

9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
Human GeographyWorld History20th Century History 120th Century History 2
Human Geography HonorsWorld History HonorsIB History SL Year 1IB History SL Year 1
AP Human GeographyAP World HistoryIB History HL Year 1IB History HL Year 1
AP Human GeographyAP World HistoryAP American HistoryAP Comparative Politics and Government

Boarding Program

North Broward Preparatory School is an international community, resembling a small college. Previously, boarding at the Coconut Creek Campus was based on a quad occupancy system and boarding at the Coral Springs Residential Village was combination of doubles, triples, and quads. In 2018, the school opened a 500 student residential village on the main campus, discontinuing the Coral Springs campus. Students now live in single gender floors with a double occupancy system. The student body includes over 400 boarding students.

Athletics

The school is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) which promotes, directs, supervises, and regulates all interscholastic high school athletic events in the State of Florida. North Broward's athletic teams are nicknamed the Eagles. North Broward Preparatory School supports 18 athletic activities and programs including Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Equestrian, Fencing, Flag Football (Girls), Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball.

Notable alumni

References

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