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.
Preparing for college by learning at one.
Building lifelong friendships through successful teamwork.
Exploring creativity through a full compliment of artistic opportunities.
Innovative educational opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Active and Engaged Learners
Achieving success through collaboration, problem solving, and innovation from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Commitment to Character
Our core values include a strong commitment to community service and respect for others.
College Acceptance Rate
Students attend the nation's finest universities
Top 4 Overall Academic Team Champions
Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Competitive Cheer, and Boys Cross County
Most hold Masters and Doctorate degrees
The Junior Achievement Fellows Team was one of two teams to represent South Florida at the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
Middle School students study and grow plants using aquaponics, a food production system that relies on a symbiotic relationship between plants and fish.
The Robotics Team Florida Ranking for Design and Programming
South Florida Cappies Nominations
Major theatre and dance productions produced in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools
Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Career-oriented programs offered in the Upper School, including fellowships and internships
It is said that deep interests that present at an early age often stay with us throughout life, which is certainly true for Class of 2021 co-valedictorian Duncan Jurman who developed an interest in butterflies at the age of four and has continued to fuel that passion to this day. As a student in our early childhood program, teachers quickly noticed Jurman’s enthusiasm for butterflies and sought out ways for him to further develop his passion through unique experiential learning opportunities at NSU University School.
There’s no question that students have faced unprecedented challenges this past year, but senior Peyton Ronkin did not let that get in the way of finishing her final year at NSU University School strong. Since we last interviewed Ronkin back in June for her recognition as a 2020 Bank of America Student Leader, she has earned numerous additional awards, both for her academics and extracurricular involvements, including the title of class co-valedictorian.
When senior Ari Arias first walked through our doors, he embarked on a journey toward excellence. Arias, a salutatorian for the Class of 2021, strived to lead by example throughout his academic career at NSU University School with the hope of inspiring others through his work ethic, commitment to community, and academic integrity.
Starting NSU University School in the third grade not only gave Class of 2021 salutatorian Risa Pollak time to acclimate to the environment and experience all it has to offer, but also an opportunity to discover her passion for math, science, and dance. After participating in math fellows and taking chemistry, biology, and physics at multiple levels, Pollak quickly realized her love of learning, especially in these topics. As co-president of Math Circles for three years, she empowered young girls in grades 3-5 to pursue STEM education.
Rebecca Wolf, a salutatorian for the Class of 2021, has spent her 14-year educational journey at NSU University School where she dedicated herself to academic excellence and community service, building lifelong friendships and close relationships with her teachers along the way. Rebecca was always encouraged by role models in our school community. As a first grader, Rebecca remembers admiring the fourth grade students who led the annual Make-a-Wish fundraiser, marveling at what they had accomplished. Since then, she has become a student leader, serving as both vice president of the senior class and vice president of fundraising for the National Honor Society.