NSU University School

5.00 5 1 (10 reviews)
Tel: (954)262-4506
  • At NSU University School, the classroom is our cornerstone, but we recognize that true development takes a combination of academics, arts, athletics, and community service.
  • By allowing our students to focus on their individual talents and strengths, we are able to bring out the best in them today - and well into the future.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild-Moderate
Year Founded1971
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo Uniform Shirt and black, khaki, or navy bottoms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,875
Tuition NotesCost ranges between 19,500 and 26,100. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Admissions DirectorLynne Fazzio


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Best Buddies, Book Club, DFYIT, Drama Club, Education on Organ Donation, Forensics Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Government, Gray Is the Way, Habitat for Humanity, Kids Interested in Stopping Stereotyping, Law Club, Love Jen, Medical Professions, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper, Peer Ambassadors, Physics Club, Pink For Life, Soccer Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Sprinkle of Sunshine, Stock Market Club, SWAT - Students Working to Advance Technology, Thread of Hope, Tutoring Club, Yearbook

School Notes

  • On a vibrant, expansive campus that currently houses nearly 1,800 students in junior kindergarten through grade 12, NSU University School students enjoy a challenging academic curriculum with a wide range of choices, strong fine and performing arts options, and a robust athletic program. NSU University School helps develop global leaders who acquire the knowledge, skills, and habits that are required for them to be successful. This year, the Robotics Team won the highest award at their recent tournament and ranks number 1 in the state of Florida, the speech and debate team ranks in the top 1 percent in the nation (third year in a row) and our students have taken home four National Championships, and our production of Fiddler on the Roof won 8 Cappie Awards.
  • NSU University School`s Early Childhood Program (starting at age 4) provides students with a warm, inviting, and safe school environment where state-of-the-art teaching takes center stage. Starting as early as junior kindergarten, NSU University School sets a foundation for success and a love for learning in a child-centered setting. Our innovative classroom design facilitates collaboration, cooperation, active learning, and personalized instruction, taught by educators who are passionate about teaching and have a wealth of experience with young learners.   
  • While there are many resources available to students who attend NSU University School, its location on the campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a unique advantage. NSU University School`s collaboration with NSU-the ninth largest, not-for-profit, private university in the nation-offers our students a host of opportunities.   As part of NSU, NSU University School affords students unprecedented access to college-level resources, which gives students an advantage as they prepare for post-secondary school life. NSU University School has a number of innovative academic programs where collaboration with NSU has led to new levels of research and scholarly achievement. Many University School students are Science Research Program participants, Robotics Team members, Independent Research Study participants, Math Fellows, and Writing Fellows. Through these affiliations, they have the opportunity to work alongside and share a campus with world-class NSU scientists, researchers, and distinguished professors, who visit NSU University School classrooms and mentor students.  
  • NSU University School has the right formula and the right environment to promote all students` abilities to learn, grow, and succeed academically, socially, and personally. Students go on to attend many of the nation`s most prestigious universities and, more importantly, most of them are admitted to their college of first choice.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  11/9/2017
NSU University School has provided an amazing experience for both of my children. Starting in JK, they teach kids in a way that engages them and encourages a life-long love of learning. My kids can't wait to get to school each and every day! It's amazing to see. The "extras" are just as special in the day-to-day experience as academics. My kids learn so much through Spanish, French, Art, Character Education, etc. I'm looking forward to watching them grow in the Lower School and then ultimately take part in all that the Middle and Upper School have to offer!
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5  4/8/2017
My children are "lifers" and amazingly (Wow! Where did the time go?!?!) my youngest enters high school in the fall! My children have been taught not only as individuals but to be individuals. Their strengths have been celebrated and their weaknesses realized, remolded and developed. So many opportunities are afforded our children from the world-class facilities, the compassionate and experienced faculty and a full range of athletic and arts experiences. Everyone can find a "U" in you!
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5  4/7/2017
Great school, amazing teachers that go above and beyond to get to know the students and their individual needs. Having a great experience. The school has a warm, community feel. Kids are happy and thriving.
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5  5/17/2016
Our 7th grade daughter is a "lifer" at University School, having been in attendance since Pre-K. We could not be more happy with the academic excellence that exists at the school as well as the amazing added benefits of being affiliated with top-notch Nova Southeastern University. Nowhere else can you find the college campus feel that applies to education at this college preparatory PK-12 institution. Unique, added benefits include access to NSU's wonderful facilities, staff and faculty relationships. The phenomenal University School Arts and Athletics programs are the "icing on the cake." Excellence above and beyond in a college preparatory setting - that is University School of Nova Southeastern University.
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5  9/2/2015
I have a child at University School that just started 1st grade! This is her 3rd year. She started in PK. I relocated to South Florida from the Northeast and I am grateful every day that University School became our home away from home. Most importantly, she is extremely happy! I continue to be impressed with the high standards of the academic curriculum. The administration works diligently to keep the methods of teaching and the facilities extremely updated in a modern, technology driven world. The families at the school are a wonderfully warm and diverse group of people. I know that both my daughter and myself have made friendships that will last a lifetime. I know my daughter will continue to take advantage of all that University School has to offer.
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5  9/2/2015
As a parent and an educator, I could not be more pleased with the education that my children are receiving at University School. My sons are having the most fabulous high school experience as a result of instructors that really know how to captivate the minds of young adults and prepare them for their college. The school's incredible sports and arts programs offer students a multitude of choices for involvement. Students are also encouraged to join different service clubs that help support the community. We are most definitely very happy to be a part of the USchool family.
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5  2/2/2015
Our 6th grade daughter has been at USchool since Kindergarten (lifer). We are so happy with all of the academic, extra curricular and additional options that USchool has to offer. Not only does she enjoy school and learning but she has enjoyed participating in the theater program, orchestra (playing violin), dance class, and so much more. USchool really has a lot to offer students who are interested in enjoying a well rounded school experience. We are so happy about our choice in attending USchool!
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5  12/6/2014
My kids have been at uschool since kindergarten. We are loving the new lower school director. He is warm, welcoming and has a solid grasp on academic excellence. Our fifth grader comes home and talks about how nice he is to all the kids and that he eats lunch with them everyday. Our middle school daughter is in seventh grade and we are very happy with her teachers and experience in general. She is challenged academically and has surrounded herself with a great group of kids. All in all, thumbs up!
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5  11/28/2014
I have two children at University School, one in middle school (currently in 6th grade - started in K) and one in the lower school (currently in 3rd grade started in PK). I have been extremely pleased with the caliber of the academic curriculum combined with the opportunities offered in both arts and athletics. They are constantly updating and renovating the facilities to improve students experience on campus. They focus on educating children to become caring, creative individuals who will find the best in themselves.
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5  1/31/2013
Our family loves this school! We feel that our child has excelled academically and socially since they started in 1st grade. We look forward to the college counseling process as we enter high school.
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