At a Glance

Our Mission

NSU University School is an independent, college preparatory school that educates students in Junior Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Since 1971, the school has provided a challenging and personalized education within a supportive environment for students of average to gifted abilities. Our students are prepared for productive lives and leadership roles through a program that focuses on academic excellence, extracurricular participation, and service to others.


There are 1800 students enrolled in Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12.


More than 50 nationalities are represented in our student body.


Our connection to NSU provides students with unprecedented access to college-level resources.


100% of our students are accepted to top colleges and universities.


More than 25 students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.


The Speech and Debate team is one of the Top 10 speech and debate programs in the country.


The Math Team earned top honors at the Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta State Math Competition.


15 students received the highest possible score of Sobresaliente in the Impromptu Speech category at the Florida State Spanish Conference.

USchool in the News

Fifty-Four Top, High School Athletes Expected To Attend 2017 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October Minicamp

The ninth-annual USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp, which will take place Oct. 7-8 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is expected to feature 54 of the USA's top, high school boys basketball players, including 15 gold medalists. The player invitations were sent by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee.

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Matthew Pearl '93 - Making a Connection Between USchool Generations

Four authors, three brutal murders, and an epic written 600 years previously. Matthew Pearl's debut novel, The Dante Club, brings readers to the streets of 1860s Boston, where three brutal murders shake the city, each murder inspired by a different layer of hell from Dante's Inferno. The Dante Club, a group of Boston's finest literary minds—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, J.T. Fields, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell—are the only ones who can find the connection. And with the publication of Longfellow's translation of Inferno on the horizon, these four authors must outwit and catch a murderer.

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A way with words: Nova University School students impress at speech, debate nationals

Nova Southeastern University's University School was recognized for its performance during the 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament held in Birmingham, Alabama. The school's middle and high school teams were among more than 141,000 students nationwide competing for a spot in the nationals, with less than 1 percent of competitors receiving awards at the National Awards Assembly.

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Teacher Serves as Volunteer Firefighter

Currently a volunteer firefighter, scuba-diver, full-time English teacher at NSU University School, and prior gold-medalist track athlete, Vanessa Moodley's passionate behavior drives her to endure a life of constant challenge and thrill.

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Robotics Success Leads Student to Acquire Prestigious Summer Internship

David Skaff, NSU University School junior, possesses a passion for robotics, which has driven him to compete on the national level and to apply and procure a summer internship with HPCC Systems. Skaff's interest in robotics started due to a scheduling mishap; his original choice of an elective was unavailable. At the time, Dr. Kopas, head of NSU University School, recommended that Skaff take a Robotics class as an alternative.

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