Elementary School

Our curriculum follows  the IB PYP program and is informed by best practices in teaching and learning.  The academic program is anchored to US curriculum standards.

What is the Primary Years Program?

The Primary Years Program (PYP) is an international curriculum framework that spans from PreKG to Grade 5. This framework is built upon essential elements which help to shape the overall learning experiences for your child. These essential elements help to guide learning for teachers and students. At UAS, the PYP reflects not only what we do, but who we are.

Central to the PYP is the conceptual lens of curriculum, which helps to drive teaching and learning of essential skills and enduring understandings.

The essential elements of the PYP include:

  • Transdiscplinary Themes
  • Concepts
  •  Skills
  • Learner Profile and Attitudes
  • Action

These essential elements combine to form Units of Inquiry at each grade level and promote coherence within the overall program.  

For more information please look at the IB PYP website.



  • Universal American School
  • P.O. Box 79133, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 232 5222
print page
powered by finalsite