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University School of NSU Teacher Receives Lifelong Ambassador Award from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida recently honored University School of NSU’s (USchool) 4th grade teacher Sheila Szikman with the 2012 Sharon Novak Lifelong Ambassador Award. Szikman and a parent established Make-A-Wish as USchool’s 4th grade charity 20 years ago. The idea of students being able to help other children made…


Exclusive University School of NSU College Fair Connects Students to 160 Universities

University School of NSU’s college counseling office facilitates several programs throughout the year to prepare students and parents for the college search and application process. The annual Fall College Fair recently included more than 160 four-year colleges and universities and was exclusive for University School students and parents. During the…


University School Students Perform Musical, “RENT” Nov. 2-3

Tickets are on sale now for University School of NSU’s upcoming musical performance of RENT, the smash Broadway hit. Set in the East Village of New York City during the 1990s, RENT is about falling in love, finding a voice and living for today. RENT has become a pop cultural…


University School of NSU Hosts Open House, Nov. 7 & 8

University School, NSU’s private, college preparatory school located on main campus, will be hosting its Fall Open House for prospective students and their families on Nov. 7 and 8. Our next Open House for PreK through Grade 5 will take place Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. in the school’s Epstein…


USchool Film & TV Production Students Advance as State Finalists

Several University School of NSU TV Production and Film students have advanced as Jim Harbin State finalists. For more information and the list of participating students, please click here.


University School Presents Its National Merit Semifinalists

University School of NSU is proud to announce that Zoey Barrett, Miriam Bedrin, Kalie Marsicano, Maya McCoy, Kali Rosendo were recently named National Merit Semifinalists. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program…


Nationally-Ranked University School Speech & Debate Students Continue to Excel

Subsequent to the 2011‐2012 academic year, the University School of NSU’s Speech & Debate Team prepared for the National Forensic League (NFL) National Championships and, for the first time, the University School was represented by Middle School as well as Upper School competitors. Prior to the National Championships, University School…


University School Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference

University School of NSU advanced placement physics teacher Rafael Arechabaleta is one of five educators to receive the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award. Arechabaleta was selected from a pool of more than 80 nominations. The award honors high school teachers who have touched the lives of Northwestern students, and…


Sun Sentinel Features University School’s Renaissance Research & Role-Playing Project

University School of NSU’s Middle School students were recently featured in the Sun Sentinel for proving that a five-week Renaissance history unit requiring research, creative writing and demonstrations of mastery can be tons of fun. Read the full story by clicking here.


University School Student is an Olympic Swimming Hopeful

University School of NSU student Emily Kopas is fifteen years old, making her one of the youngest athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympic swim trials. “I’m just a rookie, trying to do my best and see what happens,” Kopas recently told the Sun Sentinel. “It’s just an honor…


University School Students Volunteer at Post Office to Help “Stamp Out Hunger”

University School of NSU recently participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 2012 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. At the Davie Post Office Branch alone, 32 University School volunteers put in a total of 87 volunteer hours to sort food arriving on 55 post office trucks totaling 9 pallets…


University School Students Capture Fourth & Fifth Place in State Science Fair

Engineering and chemistry investigations by University School of NSU 8th grade students Elizabeth Cornfeld and Danielle Bimston recently garnered state awards. Both students are first-time state qualifiers who captured first place wins at this year’s Broward County Science Fair before moving on to take state-level honors. To learn more about…


University School Concert Band Received Two Highest Ratings at District Assessments

University School of NSU’s High School Concert Band recently achieved the highest rating of Superior for both concert performance and sight-reading. The students performed live over the course of three days in a formal concert setting with an audience that included noted experts in the field of band performance. As…


USchool Middle School presents, “The Sound of Music,” Apr. 27-29

This month the halls of University School of Nova Southeastern University’s Middle School are alive with music as students prepare to perform an all-time family favorite: The Sound of Music.  Relive the classic tale based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27…


University School of NSU Chess Team Defends State Title & Triples Victory

University School of NSU students recently brought home not one, but three Florida Scholastic Chess Championship trophies. For nearly three decades, University School’s chess teams, comprised of students from kindergarten through high school, have earned statewide and national recognition. This year’s showing at the Florida Scholastic Chess Championship served only…


Speech & Debate Team Captures Second State Championship Title

University School of NSU’s Speech & Debate Team captured the Overall State Championship title for the second year in a row, sweeping three of four team categories. In addition to winning the state team titles for Debate, Rhetoric and Overall, seven students were named state champions: Jonathan Stettin and Grant…


World Language Students Shine at Two State Conferences

University School of NSU students recently competed in two state conferences, with impressive results. First, a full team of 16 students represented University School at the State Spanish Conference (Conferencia). All 16 participated in Impromptu – speaking Spanish for two minutes on a randomly-drawn topic. Six students (max allowed) participated…


University School Actress Wins Carbonell Scholarship Award

University School of NSU senior and accomplished actress Rachel Brooks took to the stage once again, this time to accept a Student Carbonell Award and Scholarship. The award and $1,000 scholarship is presented to graduating seniors who demonstrate talent and commitment to theatre, academic achievement, and who will pursue a…


“A Musical in Bloom – The Plant,” Mar. 17-18

The Performing Arts Department of University School in collaboration with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts presents, “The Plant, A Musical in Bloom” this weekend. See flyer for details…


University School of NSU Hosts Campus Visit Day for Students Entering Pre-K Through 8th Grade

University School of NSU will be hosting a Campus Visit Day for prospective students and their families. For students entering Pre-K through 8th grade, the Lower and Middle Schools’ Campus Visit day will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 20 starting at 9 a.m. Located on NSU’s campus, University School is…


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