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  • 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.

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  • 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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International Baccalaureate Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares students for success at university and life beyond.

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The Gold Standard of Education

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is an academically challenging and balanced program of education that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.

The heart of the IB can be found in its Learner Profile, which informs the outlook of both curriculum and instruction. This profile describes an IB learner: Inquirers, Thinkers, Knowledgeable, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective. 

Notice that only portions of the Learner Profile are strictly “academic.” The IB and North Broward share the same goal of developing more than just a traditional student. As well, we believe in developing these qualities not only in the students but also in the faculty.

The International Baccalaureate at NBPS

The IB classifies subjects into "Groups" of which there are six. Every discipline at North Broward offers IB courses during 11th and 12th grade. Please see our Current Offerings.

Because of the nature of the IB, all students can benefit from taking at least one IB course. The majority of students do indeed take one or more IB courses before graduating. Successfully completing a course results in a “certificate” in that area. 

NBPS students can elect to purse the entire IB Diploma Program. This is comprised of a “Core” and three IB subjects at the Higher Level (accelerated) and three subjects at the Standard Level (honors). The Core consists of the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)  hours. There are specific requirements regarding the scores needed to obtain a diploma (in a range of 24-45 points for six courses, CAS and TOK/EE).

Where can the IB Diploma take you?

Taking IB courses, and doing well in them, demonstrates to universities a serious and inquiry-driven student, one who embodies the qualities of the Learner Profile. Universities recognize that success in the IB translates into success at their institutions and in life. The rigor and, especially, the type of coursework prepare students to succeed well beyond their freshman year. Read about the worldwide recognition of the IB Diploma.

Beyond university, it is our belief that the IB engenders not only skills for the future but an open-minded, inquiry-based perspective well suited for success in life.

More Information

If you’d like to learn more about becoming part of the North Broward Preparatory School family, please request for more information or see our overview of the admissions process

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