The Universal American School in Dubai is an internationally accredited IB World School, offering a high-quality education to a student body of 1300, representing 75 nationalities. The state-of-the art, 70,000 sq. meter campus is located in Dubai Festival City. UAS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as by the Council of International Schools. UAS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the elementary school, and the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. The academically challenging High School Diploma is based on courses and required credits in grades 9-12 including IB courses in grades 11 and 12. Across grades 7-10 UAS offers a school-developed, conceptually-based curriculum that provides an effective transition from elementary to the diploma courses in Grades 11 and 12. Dr. Gunther Brandt serves as the Director of UAS.
UAS is managed by Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL), a leading school management organization that operates some of the region’s finest international schools. ESOL's Chairman and Superintendent is Mr. Walid Abushakra.
UAS provides its students with a quality American international education that incorporates the strengths of the students' own cultures. The 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, UAS promotes students' development of their character, their skills as young leaders, and their sense of civic responsibility. The faculty are highly-trained educators committed to ensuring the successful development of all students. The school’s facilities are amongst the finest in the region.