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Universal American School | Schools in Dubai | Dubai Festival City

UAS is an authorized IB World School, offering the IB Primary Years Programme in the elementary years, standards-based curriculum aligned to the AERO Common Core Plus Curricular Standards in Middle School and IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. We are an American curriculum school in Dubai who have crafted a comprehensive after school activities program that is specifically designed to give our students the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities and interests that help them grow and learn.

Setting high Standards

UAS is an American school fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges (MSA) and Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and has been observed by overseas assessors as part of the accreditation process. We are also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) which is recognised as the most important seal of approval from an awarding body for international schools across the world, endorsing the provision of high quality education we provide to our students.




Primary Years Program (PYP)

The PYP is an international curriculum framework that spans from Pre-KG to Grade 5. This framework is built upon essential elements which help to shape the overall learning experiences for your child. Central to the PYP is the conceptual lens of curriculum, which helps to drive teaching and learning of essential skills and enduring understandings.



At UAS, we believe that Middle School is an incredibly special time in a child’s development. We provide our students equal opportunities to learn while challenging them to reach their full potential. By empowering our students with knowledge and skill, we urge them to be developmentally responsive. We encourage them to act on their ideas, pursue high levels of scholarship and become more fully realized as people and learners.



For Grades 11 and 12 we provide an option between the IBDM and an American High School Diploma track. Lessons are focused to help students develop as independent critical-thinkers, innovative problem-solvers and life-long learners. Using Community Action and Service Programs such as Week Without Walls, we develop an awareness of global issues in our students, guiding them to their future role of global citizens.



After School Activities Program

Our students are strongly encouraged to explore interests outside the classroom curriculum. At UAS, we constantly strive to offer a wide range of engaging activities within the ASA Program. We research and select the activities, mindful of the fact that a successful ASA program should include activities that foster the overall development of children where they can explore their talent, develop leadership skills, build bonds with roles models, improve their academic performance and have fun!



At UAS we believe that a robust program of student athletics supports and contributes to the overall educational program. We provide competitive athletic opportunities to as many students as possible, believing participation in athletics will enhance the overall development of the student. Our athletics program strives for broad participation and competitive excellence, while encouraging the highest levels of sportsmanship and fair play.



The UAS Parents, Teachers, Students Organization's mission is to enhance the academic and social experience of the students and staff, while supplementing communication efforts between the school and parents/guardians. Aside from the regular fundraisers, our PTSO is highly committed to organizing events that enhance and strengthen our community bonds, from raising awareness for diabetes and breast cancer, to organizing specific sessions with our school counselors, relevant external visitors, and much more.