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Without a doubt UAS lives and is defined by it's mission: We provide a challenging inquiry-based American and International Education that empowers students to be caring individuals, critical thinkers and responsible global citizens
At present (2019) 67 nationalities are represented at UAS
22% of our student body hails from the USA, followed by Lebanese at 11%
For the 2018/19 Academic Year:
Waiting lists for PreKG, KG2, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are
At UAS we place a lot of importance on a healthy lifestyle, aside from the set curriculum which incorporates some aspect of physical education, our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of after school activities, ranging from sports activities, to creative arts, dance, strategy games such as chess, robotics, engineering and much more. In addition to the after school activities, our students are encouraged throughout the year to participate in the athletics program and be part of our volleyball, football, swimming, badminton, academic games, track and field and cross-country teams. UAS also boasts of a newly introduced junior athletics program, open to our elementary students.
Healthy eating is an integral part of the school education. From the earliest years, our students are introduced to healthy eating habits. We recommend parents to provide healthy snacks for their children, and our cafeteria also caters a wide selection of healthy meals for students to chose from. In addition to this, our school physician with the help of a teacher, introduce a healthy snack to our Elementary School students once a month, the snack is served to the students and on the same day they get to watch a video showing them how to prepare the snack and receive a copy of the recipe. Our school is also a nut free school.
We have a cafeteria which provides a large selection of healthy foods and snacks.
Approximate 10 AED
PreK, KG1 start at 7.45 AM and finish 12.45
Elementary School, Middle School and High School start at 7.45 and finish at 3.10, except for Tuesday which is an early release day, students finish at 2.00
French and Spanish
We offer the MAP Testing, CAT4, PSAT & SAT external examinations
Yes we have both the PTSO (Parent, Teacher & Students Organization). As well as a Fine Arts Booster Club spearheaded by a dedicated group of parents.
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UAS is a great school I go ther e myself and it is a wonderful educational experience.
A solid choice if you cannot get your kids into The American School of Dubai or Dubai American Academy. Probably the best of the second-tier top American schools in Dubai.