Universal American School

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Universal American School

PO Box 17035, Khaldiya, Kuwait City, 72451, Kuwait
Tel: (+965) 562 0297
Fax: (+965) 562 5343

School Summary
US curriculum.
1010 students, 3-19 yrs

The Universal American School, Kuwait is a non-profit, private co-educational, college- preparatory, day school. Founded in 1976, serving a multi-national student body of around 1,100 students from nursery to grade 12. UAS is accredited by the Council of International Schools, UK, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, USA and The Ministry of Education, Kuwait.

Universal American School, Kuwait offers a full American program with Arabic (for Arabs), Arabic-as a foreign language, French and Spanish as required. To receive the UAS diploma, a student must complete up to 28 credits in English mathematics, the natural sciences, the social sciences, world language (s), Islamic religion (Moslems only), computer technology, physical education and electives. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program and its AP International Diploma are integral parts of the high school program. Twelve AP courses are currently offered at UAS. Counseling services are provided and include preparation for TOEFL, PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT and school-wide achievement tests. College admissions are served by the College Board's ExPan services.

All teachers at Universal American School, Kuwait are qualified and many have served at UAS for years. The faculty is 71% holding Bachelor's (many hold Master's) degrees in addition to the required teaching certification from each teacher’s respective state/country. The school year comprises four semesters (two terms for a 4X4 'Accelerated Block' schedule) between late August and early-June. Report cards are issued at the end of each semester.

Extracurricular activities include a range of sports, drama, art, music, band, yearbook, and journalism, Model UN, student government, spring carnival, computer club, chess and many more. The sports program includes the major sports of basketball, soccer, volleyball and track and field. UAS is a member of the KFSAC and ISAC, local and regional activities conferences, respectively, and is a UNESCO Associated School.

The Universal American School, Kuwait is located in purpose-built facilities on a two-acre site in Salwa, a suburb of Kuwait City. Facilities include science labs, libraries/media center, mini-gymnasium, auditorium, and computer labs. Bus transportation is available from Kuwait and the surrounding communities.

Universal American School, Kuwait employs selective students’ admissions procedures based on interviews and entrance examinations at all levels.



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