It takes a big heart to shape little minds. And no words ring more true for our outstanding Lower School art teacher, Jenine Mas. From as early as she can remember, Mas knew that she wanted to be an educator. As a young child, she dressed up as a teacher for the beloved Career Day, emulating her own fourth grade teacher who was her inspiration and mentor. Summers were spent volunteering in her classroom and assisting on teacher workdays. She gathered an abundance of experience and guidance, and over the years Mas’ love for the classroom grew even deeper. When she started college, there was no question about what she wanted to do with her future… teach.
Who We Are
There are 2,000 students enrolled in preschool - grade 12.
On top of 50+ nationalities being represented at USchool, various assemblies and clubs exist to celebrate the differences within our student body.
Our connection to NSU provides students with unprecedented access to college-level resources and opportunities.
100% of our students are accepted to top colleges and universities.
On average, approximately 15 students are recognized each year by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
SPEECH AND DEBATE
The Speech and Debate team is ranked in the top 1% of speech and debate programs in the country.
Our Upper School Robotics team won the High School Division World Championship and advanced to World Championship Finals.
Our Middle and Upper School students received more than 50 awards at the Florida Statewide Chinese Competition.
Fourth grade students raised $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation after selling a variety of items during a lunch bazaar. All proceeds will go toward transforming the lives of children with critical illnesses and help make their wishes come true.
Five USchool student-athletes on our soccer, track and field, baseball, and lacrosse teams were named first team, all-county honorees by the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Fifth grade students took part in the Plant Mars Challenge and did an amazing job helping NASA scientists and the academic community identify how to use Mars and Lunar regolith (soil) to grow crops in preparation for future travels to Mars and the Moon.
Our Track and Field team closed out an incredible season with a 2A FHSAA State Runner-Up trophy and top 10 finishes in 4x100m and triple jump at states.