International, American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Universal American School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Total first year fees: Dirham 71,880
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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School's webpage:
Yearly fees: Dirham 67,880

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

7% local : 93% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

The school offers Elementary English Language Learner programme and Secondary English Language Learner programme.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

In terms of infrastructure, each and every classroom has a permanently-mounted DLP projector, a Smartboard for an interactive session, a sound system loud enough to be easily heard by all, at least one fast and capable desktop PC running Windows 7 for the teacher and at least one more computer for the teacher’s assistant in Elementary. There are 5 computer labs with approximately 25 PCs each. The school also has 2 laptop carts, 1 MacBook cart and an IPad cart with 25 devices each for teachers to utilize in their classrooms.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment test or interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students applying for PreKG, KGI, and KGII must interview with a KG teacher. Students applying for grades 1 to 11 must take an assessment test in Math and English.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
US High School Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school has Elementary and Secondary Learning Support Center.

Learning support offered

Available to help students who need additional academic support within or apart from the regular classroom. Students who exhibit substantial learning difficulties within the classroom are referred to the learning support team, consisting of four learning support teachers and two school counselors. After a referral is made, a learning support teacher conducts a series of observations and informal assessments. If it is deemed beneficial, the student is then accepted into the program.

School start time

KG - G5: 7:55 am
G6 - G12: 7:45 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 12:45 pm
KG3 - G5: 3:10 pm
G6 - G12: 3:10 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arabic Newspaper, IB art immersion, Book Club, SAT Prep, Peer Tutoring, Sailing, Girl Guides, Yearbook, Golf, Tennis, Cheerleading, Yoga, Fitness Boot camp, Ab Blaster, Chess Club

School provided lunches

UAS is working in partnership with Fine Foods Catering Company to provide its community with a high standard of healthy lunches. Students in Pre-KG, KGI, and KGII must bring a packed lunch. Please only bring healthy options. Students in grades 1-12 can purchase items from the cafeteria.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Six-lane, 400-meter track with all weather surface. Soccer field, 25 meter swimming pool, gymnasium, strength and conditioning room.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Universal American School in Dubai is an internationally accredited IB World School, offering a high-quality education.
An American curriculum school located in Dubai Festival City, Universal American School delivers a superior international education, focused on developing life-long learners with the core skills of critical thinking, creativity, leadership and civic responsibility. An Esol Education school, UAS is part of a network of exceptional internationals schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.

Teaching approach of the school

UAS offers its students a quality American international education that incorporates the strengths of the students' own cultures. School's goal is to develop students' core and essential skills, as well as their capacities for critical thinking and creativity. In addition to cultivating a passion for learning, the school promotes the students' all-around the development of their character, and their sense of civic responsibility.

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