What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Universal American School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
American, but with mostly Arab students
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Drivers, parents, bus
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Tons of sports opportunities, new and clean facilities. Swimming pool is great! The school has a new building. It opened in fall of 2006.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
Principals and teachers were very helpful when asked. I am not aware of an organized program per se.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Lots of barbeques, sports events, school wide celebrations. not aware of any PTA but I was always welcomed by teachers and admn.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Two of my children have graduated/attended the high school and have gone on to a formal education at good schools in the US.As I read the other reviews of UAS, I noticed an incredible degree of negativity. It is unfortunate that apparently only the pessimists are logging onto this site. I , for one, have a very long and very positive relationship with UAS and would like to uplift her for all of her goodness that she has fostered in so many young people. I have 21 years of experience in the field of education and I give a thumbs up to UAS, her students, her parents, her owner, and all of her employees!