Who We Are

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OUR STUDENTS

There are 1900 students enrolled in preschool - grade 12.

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DIVERSITY

On top of 50+ nationalities being represented at USchool, various assemblies and clubs exist to celebrate the differences within our student body.

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COLLEGE CONNECTION

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

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COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

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

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NATIONAL MERIT

On average, approximately 15 students are recognized each year by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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SPEECH AND DEBATE

The Speech and Debate team is ranked in the top 1% of speech and debate programs in the country.

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ROBOTICS HONORS

Our Upper School Robotics teams have qualified to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship for six consecutive years.

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CHINESE AWARDS

Our Middle and Upper School students received nearly 30 awards at the Florida Statewide Chinese Competition.


USchool in the News

Maria Taravella

Middle School teacher Maria Taravella has devoted 45 years of her life to inspiring a passion and appreciation for the Spanish language and culture in students, developing their global citizenship and intercultural understanding. Taravella has felt a strong love for teaching for as long as she can remember. Eager to have a classroom and students of her own, she arranged a large blackboard and desks in the basement of her home where she instructed imaginary students at the age of eight. The encouragement and mentorship she received from passionate educators, including her aunt, as she navigated her way through school drove her to follow her dream of becoming a teacher. 

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Madison Davis

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. 

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Nikki Steinberg

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.

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Maureen Gonzalez-Carbonaro

Meet Maureen Gonzalez-Carbonaro, NSU University School Preschool teacher who has dedicated the past 20 years of her career to educating 18-month-old toddlers to 3-year-old children. Over the course of her life, Gonzalez-Carbonaro has always had a strong desire to help others. As a young adult, she worked with youth groups, providing support to and empowering teens. Inspired by her father’s legacy, she later joined the military to defend and serve our nation as a U.S. Army airborne engineer.  

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Jonathan Moreno

Longtime Spanish teacher Jonathan Moreno has been making a difference in the lives of students at NSU University School for the past 14 years, helping Lower School students achieve language proficiency while gaining an appreciation for the Hispanic culture. His passion for education extends beyond foreign language and includes a universal form of expression – music. He shares this love with his students by integrating music and art into his lessons, making them more engaging and improving students’ attitude when learning another language.  

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