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.
Did You Know?
College Acceptance Rate
Students attend the nation's finest universities
Top 5 Overall Academic Team Champions
Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Lacrosse, Boys Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Tennis, and Boys Varsity Tennis
Most hold Masters and Doctorate degrees
The Junior Achievement Fellows Team was selected 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.
Robotics Team Recognized as High School Division World Champions and World Champion Finalists
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
Meet Our Students
Class of 2022 valedictorian Madison Davis is a NSU University School lifer who experienced all USchool has to offer over the past 14 years. Having started in pre-kindergarten, Madison had the opportunity to grow alongside fellow lifers and navigate school together, forming lifelong connections with friends whom she now considers family.
Named salutatorian of the Class of 2022, Nikki Steinberg is a proud NSU University School lifer who immersed herself in opportunity and excelled both in and out of the classroom throughout her academic career. Having an early start at USchool, Nikki was exposed to a plethora of diverse courses and programs that helped her realize her love for writing and text analysis. Following her passion, she participated in the NSU Law Fellowship and worked closely with law professors and students. Her experiences competing in a mock trial competition, which she won, and interning at a law office steered her to work toward a career in the legal profession.
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 (USchool). In fourth grade, Jurman began to teach Lower School students about butterflies, their importance to the environment, and ways to help the declining butterfly population. In Middle School, he worked with Associate Head of Academic Affairs Dr. Robyn Kaiyal who encouraged Jurman to help create plans, develop, and manage a garden on campus.
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.