Universal American School
American Curriculum + IB World School (PYP and IB DP)
At Universal American School students experience the American curriculum (basedon AERO/Common Core Plus Standards) taught through the IB PYP framework in Elementary school. In Secondary school students can create their own high school pathways including a selection of advanced placement (AP) courses and the AP Capstone Program or choose to do the IB Diploma (DP). This is complimented by top class facilities, in the heart of Festival City – UAS students are curious,
empathetic and resilient learners who know who they are and what they stand for.
Universal American School opened in 2005 and is one of the two premium schools owned and operated by the Al Futtaim Education Foundation, which are operated as not-for-profit. In addition, working alongside an organization like the Al-Futtaim Group means the schools are uniquely positioned to provide real-world learning experiences (internships) to the students that other schools simply cannot offer.
The UAS Mission
To Nurture a Community of Integrity and Academic Excellence
The UAS Vision
To be the leading American International School in the region.
The UAS Values
Belonging, Curiosity, Resilience, Empathy are the values that they live by, and this helps them action their Vision and Mission.
An American International Curriculum School where Students Know They
As a fully inclusive American international school, for students aged three years to eighteen years, they are committed to nurturing students with empathy and care, helping them thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
They emphasize the importance of wellbeing and purpose through relationship building and making real-world connections. This is highlighted by their comprehensive student support services as well as through their business partnerships and their commitment to developing internships and experiential learning opportunities with the Al-Futtaim Group.
Universal American School is a wonderful place to grow and learn, providing students with opportunities to become active agents of their own learning. They give students voice and choice through a number of extra-curricular activities, whether
they want to participate in the Fringe Festival, try out for the athletics teams, debate politics with the Model United Nations students, or engage in UAE culture and traditions through the Emirati committee, get involved with student government or the
National Honor Society. UAS has something to offer everyone. Their students and teachers embrace the attributes of the IB learner profile striving to be: inquirers; knowledgeable; thinkers; communicators; principled; open-minded; caring individuals; balanced; reflective and risk-takers.
The Al Futtaim Education Foundation offers generous scholarship schemes at Deira International School to support their parent community. The scholarships are made available on an annual basis and cover a percentage of the tuition fees up to a maximum of 100% for Emirati scholarships and up to 50% of the tuition fees for academic and talent scholarships.