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Parent's Review of Universal American School in Al Rashidia , UAE

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?

Al Rashidia

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

American

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Kg till grade 12

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus and car

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Excellent facilities are available. A science labs with full equipment. 2 major libraries, with over 200,000 books. 4 computer labs. Wireless internet throughout school building. Wireless internet available in cafeteria. Lockers for students grade (7-12). Olympic swimming pool. Soccer field and bleachers for over 1000 fans. Gym. All sport related acitivies are available after school. Also activities such as School Newspaper, Student Council and Model United Nations are available.

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?

It has provided a well balanced strong broad curriculum, that's based on the high standards of the curriculum of the state of New York.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

There PTO (Parent-Teachers Organization). And there's PTA meetings, and constant interaction between teachers and parents. Parents are also always encouraged to participate and volunteer in student related activties such as the ISAC competition.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

A great strong curriculum, and excellent, committed teachers and staff. A role model for many schools here in Dubai.

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