Universal American School
The Universal American School-Kuwait is a non-profit, private co-educational, college-preparatory school serving an international student body of approximately 1850 students ages 3 to 18. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). UAS offers a full American academic program based on the AERO standards while maintaining Arabic language and Islamic religion classes for our Islamic families. As an international school we also prepare our high schools students with a variety of Advanced Placement (College Board) courses as well as a number of languages such as French and Spanish. Our instruction in the core program and electives programs is 100% in English. The school employs approximately 350 staff.
All UAS faculty are highly qualified, and many have served at our schools for a number of years. Over 80% of our faculty members have earned advanced degrees in their curriculum area; in addition to the required teaching certification. Our teaching staff is as diverse as our student body, with native English speaking, degree attainment and previous overseas experience as our primary qualifications. We proudly employ teachers from North America, Europe, South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon and even Jamaica.
UAS also utilizes a highly selective student admissions procedure based on interviews and required entrance examinations at all levels. To receive the UAS diploma, students complete 28 credits in English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Science, World Languages, Islamic religion (Muslims only), Computer Technology, Physical Education and electives. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program is an integral component of the high school program. Twelve AP courses are currently offered at UAS. Counseling services are provided and include preparation for the TOEFL, PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT and school-wide achievement tests. College admissions are served by the College Board’s Ex-Pan services.