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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.


  • Academics

    Learn more about our Academic Plan, Core Values, Rigorous Curriculum and more.

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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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    The Boarding Program offers students an exceptional global opportunity, first-class education, and a safe home environment.

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    We're happy to answers your questions and look forward to hearing from you


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.


Library Catalog

Search for books and more in the NBPS libraries. 

Learning Commons Book Request Form

To request a book, first search the Library Catalog linked above. You will need: 

  • book title
  • author
  • call number 

Then click on the Learning Commons Book Request Form and follow instructions.


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

Ebook Central

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


Click here for off-campus access passwords.

General Reference

Credo Reference

A great starting point for research with over 1,500,000 fact-based articles from over 400 titles, as well as Mind Maps and research support.

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.

Gale Student Resources in Context

Contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events.

General Onefile

Over 7,800 full-text periodicals and hundreds of newspapers,  updated daily.

Academic Onefile

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


Digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources for high school use.

Academic Search Complete

Digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources for high school use.



New York Times

Visit the site above to request a pass for All-Digital access to the New York Times, including archives dating from 1851 to present. 

Sun Sentinel

Access South Florida's Sun Sentinel by logging in with off-campus username and password listed above.

Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald

Access the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald by logging in with off-campus username and password listed above.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963.




Image Quest

Nearly 3 million rights-cleared images for student use.


English Language Arts


Literary criticism covering 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.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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

SIRS Knowledge Source

Social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities. 


A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.


National History Day Student Resources

A variety of resources to help students in the creation of their National History Day projects.




Science in Context

Contextual information on a broad range of science topics.