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Quick Facts

  • Coconut Creek, FL
  • Founded in 1957
  • PreK - 12
  • Top rated LPA Program
  • 1,400 students
  • Distinguished Program
  • International Baccalaureate
  • 2014 ViewBook

Our Stories

“My daughter is encouraged to explore and investigate the world around her, to use technology to develop understanding and create new things, and to pursue her personal interests and passions. I know that I have the incredibly distinguished North Broward faculty to thank for nurturing and appropriately challenging my daughter to reach her individual potential.”

-Parent

“NBPS gave me the foundations on which I could build the rest of my life. Through my experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, I was able to grow as a person. The high-caliber academic programs prepared me to succeed at university. There were an ample number of opportunities for leadership and personal expression that provided the means to develop invaluable life skills. The friendships and memories that I created at NBPS will last a lifetime.”

-Alumnus

Teacher Highlight

William Moss believes that tinkering and design results in innovative solutions. He brings that perspective to the design and technology courses he teaches at North Broward Preparatory School leading the next generation of designers in courses such as International Baccalaureate Design-Technology; Design Thinking and Innovation I and II; and Middle School Fab Lab. Moss has been a member of the North Broward Preparatory faculty for nine years following a successful career as an engineer. He earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He also holds an M.B.A. from Case Western University and is Registered Professional Engineer (PE). Moss says his favorite thing about teaching his front row seat at the minds of young people. “I love the freedom in the classroom to explore and design new things with motivated future engineers. It’s exciting to watch their visions and ideas come to life.” Moss was recently published in a white paper entitled, “Best Practices of a Fab Lab Teacher,” which he presented at the Fab Lab Conference on Creativity & Fabrication in Education at Stanford University. North Broward Preparatory School is privileged to have teachers with a Moss’ commitment to best practice teaching models and depth of industry knowledge. Our new Fab Lab, which will open in January 2015, will allow Moss and our budding designers, engineers and technology enthusiasts to further explore and create.    

Developing Future Engineers

Student Highlight

After months of preparation, students packed into buses and headed to another competition. Memebers of North Broward Preparatory School’s debate team quickly become the team to watch after team member, Jordan Paurowski, secured her spot to compete in the 2014 Tournament of Champions (TOC) – the competitions’ World Cup of debate competitions. Jordan further solidified her position with a first place win in the Original Oratory Event, a 10-minute speech about personal passion that is connected to a greater societal issue, at the 2014 Cypress Tradition Speech and Debate Tournament. The speech is delivered without notes and is judged on performance against other competitors.   Jordan, a senior, plans to pursue a degree in psychology and one day become a brain surgeon. She says she got the speech and debate bug after taking the class for the first time in the eighth grade.  “Participating in debate has helped me with everything, in so many ways,” she says. “I now look at discussions or arguments in class and see all perspectives. I am very active in theatre, and speech and debate has also made me a better performer. She continued, “We are participating in so many more national competitions this year. And, I think it’s great that there will be so many great debaters here in South Florida for the TOC this spring.” Over 50 North Broward Preparatory School students participate in the school’s debate team. Students in grades 7-12 can enroll in the class or participate as members of the team and compete in more than 30 tournaments around the country each year. Earlier this month, students participated in the South Florida Catholic Forensic League at North Miami High School. Debate is a formal contest of argumentation between two teams or individuals. More than a mere verbal or performance skill, debate embodies the ideals of reasoned argument, tolerance for divergent points of view and rigorous self-examination. Debate is a way for those who hold opposing views to discuss controversial issues without descending to insult, emotional appeals or personal bias. “Taking the debate course or participating as a member of the debate team really allows our students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills, a skill which is embedded throughout the NBPS curriculum,” says Cale Halley, M.A., Director of Debate. “Debate encourages deep analysis of the topic at hand and students clearly see the value of mastering critical thinking skills.” The Speech and Debate team at North Broward Prep is coming out of a rebuilding period and quickly developing a formidable squad that competes in the largest and most competitive district in the country for Speech and Debate competitions.  At the end of January, the debate team will travel to Emory University for the Barkley Forum tournament, followed by the Harvard Invitational Tournament in February 2015 before the TOC’s event in April.  

Jordan Paurowski qualifies for the Tournament of Champions Debate Competition

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  • Admissions: 954.247.0179
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  • Upper School: 954.247.0012
  • Lower School: 954.247.0177
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  • 7600 Lyons Road
  • Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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