• About North Broward Preparatory School

    North Broward Preparatory is a long-established school offering robust curricula that promotes individualized learning, creativity and critical thinking.

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  • An Innovative, Unmatched Educational Experience

    At North Broward Preparatory School, your child will learn the critical skills needed to thrive in an increasingly global world.

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  • Individual Aspirations. Engaging Community.

    North Broward is a welcoming, engaging and thoughtful learning community where each student is encouraged and empowered to successfully pursue his or her individual aspirations.


  • Life in South Florida

    Your child will have extended opportunities to utilize North Broward’s standout academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and robust curricula, within our engaging and thoughtful learning community.

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  • Developing Creativity & Confidence

    We offer a vibrant Fine Arts education that fosters broad dispositions and skills, especially: creative thinking, connection making, artistic achievement, and a sensitive aesthetic awareness.

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  • Learn more about the admissions process

    We provide an unmatched educational experience that is tailored for each student’s interests, and is unrivaled in South Florida.

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  • Find out what's happening.

    Visit our news and events pages to stay up to date on our vibrant community.

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Learning Commons

  • Learning Commons

Welcome to the NBPS Upper School Virtual Library, where all digital Learning Commons resources can be accessed.  Our collection is dynamic, updated regularly with the best traditional and digital materials. Click here for off-campus access passwords.

Upper School Resources



Class Projects

Access research guides for specific class projects.

Online Library Catalog

Search for print, digital and audio books, DVDs, and more in NBPS libraries.


Login with student or faculty ID to browse and download digital ebooks and audiobooks.

Click here for Overdrive Help.

Ebook Central

Login with student or faculty ID to access over 100,000 ebooks for academic research.


Upper School Databases

Click here for off-campus access passwords.

General Reference

Encyclopedia Britannica

A multipurpose encyclopedia for comprehensive background information around thousands of topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Subject encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research for Middle and High School.

Gale Student Resources in Context

Contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events for Middle and High School.

General Onefile

Over 7,800 full-text periodicals and hundreds of newspapers, including full-text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present, updated daily.

Academic Onefile

Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources, including more than 6,000 in full text.


Digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources for High School use.



New York Times

Click to request a pass for All-Digital access to the New York Times, which includes archives dating back from 1851 to present day. 



Image Quest

Nearly 3 million rights-cleared images for student use.


English Language Arts


Literary criticism which covers all time periods and over 150,000 full-text primary literary works.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Pronunciation, meaning, and history of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.


Social Sciences

ABC-CLIO History

American History, World History (Ancient, Medieval & Modern), World at War, World Geography, World Religions, and Modern Genocide.


Up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, 50 states, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

Gale Global Issues in Context

International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events, for High School use.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

A cross-curricular database that supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts, offering differing views around issues.  For Middle and High School use.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities. For Middle and High School.


A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.



Science in Context

Contextual information on a broad range of science topics for Middle and High School.


Web Searching Tools

Sweet Search

A custom search engine for students that searches just 35,000 expert-selected Web sites.


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