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Admissions

Why UAS?

Universal American School (UAS) is an IB World School with a rigorous academic program with English as the language of instruction and offerings in a wide range of activities linked to the instructional program and to school values, in sports, and in an after-school activities program (ASA).

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. The school's facilities are amongst the finest in the region, while its faculty is highly-trained educators is committed to ensuring the successful development of all students.

Admissions decisions are guided by the school’s mission, philosophy, and beliefs in which the central aim is to develop students who are “caring individuals, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens”. Consequently, the school will consider applicants on the basis of their ability to succeed in the school’s programs and to actively contribute to the quality of school life. Furthermore, the school subscribes to the International Baccalaureate standards and values as reflected in the Learner Profile. In all decisions a student’s social, emotional, and educational needs and potential are at the center of the admissions assessment process.

Admissions decisions follow clearly established procedures involving staff members in admissions, in the academic administration, and counseling and teacher specialists. In the review process the Director’s decision is final regarding all applications for admissions.

UAS admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic background to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded to or made available to students at the school. The enrollment or reenrollment of students requiring English-language (ELL) and Learning Support (LSC) may be limited in line with program and staffing policies as defined academic requirements.

Admissions of Children of Determination

Universal American School works to meet the needs of children of determination to the best of its ability. The schools’ leadership, teachers and administration support students who experience SEND by providing them with complete access to UAS curriculum and fully including them in all aspects of the UAS community.

Admission to the secondary level means that expectations become greater, content becomes more specialized, demand on prior learning is greater, and the ability to apply skills independently increases. The role of the Learning Support program becomes classroom support, tutorial, consultative, and the ability for the child to access specific accommodations which are available through the regular class curriculum. 

Learning support services vary according to the educational needs of the student, but will not exceed 25% or more than 2 instructional periods per day of the student’s academic program. The goal of the Learning Support Program is for the student to be successful in the mainstream classroom program with accommodations made for their individual academic needs. 

For a child with learning difficulties to be considered for admission the applicant and/or parents must: 

  • provide copy(ies) of most recent psycho-educational assessment data, reports, recommendations 
  • require Learning Support services for no more than 25% or more than 2 instructional periods per day of their academic program 
  • agree to cognitive and/or achievement testing if needed to provide data on strengths and needs to inform appropriate interventions to break the barriers to learning 
  • participate in a personal interview if requested 

Admissions decisions are guided by the school’s mission, philosophy, and beliefs in which the central aim is to develop students who are “caring individuals, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens”. Furthermore, the school subscribes to the International Baccalaureate standards and values as reflected in the Learner Profile.

In all decisions a student’s social, emotional, and educational needs and potential are at the center of the admissions assessment process. 

We Believe:

Every individual at Universal American School should:

  • Challenge themselves academically, artistically and athletically
  • Think and act critically, creatively and independently
  • Communicate proficiently in English and at least one other language
  •  Be internationally-minded leaders who participate in local and international projects that better humanity and contribute to a sustainable and peaceful world
  • Conduct themselves in a principled manner
  •  Enjoy positive self-esteem and a healthy lifestyle

       “UAS is a leading school in Dubai that continues to improve year on year.
Thanks for the hard work and please keep this focus and direction.
Parent, UAS

  • Universal American School
  • P.O. Box 79133, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 232 5222
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