Year of foundation: 1957
Location: Coconut Creek, Florida
Age of students: 3-18 years, residence from 15 years old
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 1400, 240 are foreign students
Programs: Primary school, High school, AP, IB, Summer programs
Price: from 25150 USD per semester with accommodation
Ranking: is in the TOP-50 of prestigious private schools in the USA
The North Broward School specializes in preparing students for admission to colleges and universities. It was founded in 1957, and, today, it is among the most modern educational institutions. The history of the school is unique. It was opened by the rich woman with sold fur coats money. In 2004, NBPS moved to a new campus. Today, the school possesses 80 acres of land in the Coconut Bay.
The city where the school is located is known as the "World Capital of Butterflies". Its main attraction is the first on Earth and is still the world's largest park of these insects. In addition, in Coconut Bay a lot of interesting places are located. During free time, students will not be bored here.
North Broward School can be proud not only of its convenient location. The famous school presents high academic results. 100% of school graduates continue to receive education in high-ranking universities of the USA, Europe, Canada. Many of them choose Yale, Harvard, Massachusetts. Among the graduates of the school there are a lot of celebrities - for example, famous modern singer, actress Ariana Grande.
The school offers classical academic preparation. The peculiarity of the curriculum is the enormous opportunities for art. The school implements the traditional educational model of the Meritas network. Here, a personal academic plan is prepared for each student. If necessary, the curator is assisted in choosing the direction of development. Also the career guidance department works.
The North Broward Preparatory school focuses on a personal approach to students. Children go through literature and mathematics in depth and acquire the skills of social interaction. School and social life are harmoniously combined.
Schoolchildren have the opportunity to choose specialization in interests. You can simultaneously visit intellectual clubs and play sports. Mugs can be visited by children of different ages.
High School in the USA provides for the compulsory study of a foreign language (French, Spanish), general mathematics, literature and English. Practical classes allow students to master physics and natural subjects (biology, geography, ecology). Geometry course provides certification (Geometry Honors), and sports can be dealt with optional. As a special course is also allowed to study information technology and art. The history of America, children go through two years, the world culture - one course.
The successful passage of the program provides for the receipt of 24 credits that meet 24 annual certifications. The academic program consists of Advanced Placement subjects, optional (on interests) and attestation subjects (Honors courses). Four years in high school are courses in mathematics, social science and English. Three years of study of Spanish or French (or two years of any subject in a foreign language). Three attestations are provided for in physical, biological and chemical directions. Socially useful work requires 100 hours of employment, and computer programs are studied for 1 trimester. Over the course of 6 trimesters, students study art, technology and prepare a final album. Two terms of physical education classes can be replaced with dances, and the basis of medicine is studied for one trimester.
Advanced Placement: mathematical analysis (levels AB, BC), physics (B, C), analytical course "government and politics", art history, world history, economic geography, English literature and language (Plus 2 essays), statistics, economics, political science and history courses in the USA, economic theory, chemistry.
In high school, a two-year pre-university program is possible, giving a chance to enter any university in the world. The program is focused on research activities, it is based on 6 sciences. It is necessary to prepare an analytical work of 4,000 words and attend classes on the theory of knowledge (methods and principles of scientific work). The CAS subject provides 150 hours of useful employment for the society. The academic program is focused on a high level of knowledge and the desire for self-training. You can select a standard or reinforced level (Higher Level).
Six groups of subjects are studied at International Baccalaureate: languages (English A1 + foreign), social science, research, mathematics, computer science, art criticism. From each group, children choose one subject. Instead of a creative (sixth) group, one can take an additional study of the necessary academic discipline. Three sciences are studied intensively (240 academic hours), and three - in a standard format (150 academic hours).
The residences of the North Broward Preparatory School provide for 2-3-seat accommodation in a comfortable apartments with a magnificent view from the window. In the hostels there are kitchens, laundries, rest rooms. Internet access is available in all apartments, on the territory of the residence. For boarders in the school there are individual laptops. Other e-learning tools can be placed in the apartment as agreed with the curator.
Board meals are organized in the school cafeteria. In the menu - there is mainly international cuisine. For children with special food, cultural preferences, an individual diet is provided. Accommodation on campus is available for students from the 6th grade, for an earlier age it is necessary to live with parents and relatives.
For students from other countries, the school organizes excursions to New York twice a year. A cultural and entertainment programs with various activities takes place on campus every day. The Meritas educational network also includes corporate events, such as music festivals, games between schools and more.
North Brouwert School includes 15 buildings on a campus in Coconut Bay and 3 houses in Coraw Springs. The school resembles a small, cozy, beautiful American college. For comfortable, effective studying, sports, creative development, everything is provided here. The North Broward Preparatory School is well equipped with classrooms, lecture rooms, scientific laboratories, computer classes, a library. On campus there are dance, music studios. Sportsmen are offered tennis courts, playing fields, playgrounds, swimming pools, athletic halls.
Wi-Fi is available in educational buildings and residences. In the classrooms, advanced smart technologies are used in the educational process.
The school year consists of two semesters. The North Broward Preparatory School expects a number of charges upon admission. The cost of studying does not take into account the assistance of the school on visa processing, payment of registration at the school, support of the school guardian (curator) and enrollment in the studying programme - 3000 USD (if the visa is denied, the deposit is returned). There are compulsory payments (technological fee, telephone charges, books, uniform, accommodation during the holidays) - 6000 USD. All these types of payment must be paid additionally.
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