What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Universal American School Dubai
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
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?
The facilities are great, the school is clean and beautiful. The atmosphere is joyful. The school is involved in CAS for extra-curricular activities, there are many activities except many of the students struggle with time to do any of these activities.
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?
Nothing, my child was in an American school. The counselor met with my children.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
They have a Parent Teacher Organization who organize events such as the PTO auction and the International day.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
It's a new school, give it a couple of years to get good teachers who don't overload with work. I can see the change in my children, they don't have time for anything, and that's not a good thing. The school is not organized yet, but maybe in a couple of years, it will be. Many of teachers are not so good either, they give notes and homework without explaining well, and my children who are in the highschool are struggling. Be careful.