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Universal American School in Dubai

School name Universal American School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality US
Qualifications or Courses IB, US HS diploma
Head of school Dr Gunther Brandt (Director)
Executive body or owner Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL)
Date founded September 2005
Number of students (approx) 850
Number of staff (approx) 100
School area, location map Dubai Festival City, Garhoud - location map
Postal address PO Box 79133, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2325222
Fax +971-4-2325545
Email registrar@uasdubai.ae
Website www.uasdubai.ae (new window)
School fees structure 33,600-63,790 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 7,600 - 16,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 157 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
4 stars from 44 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 30 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable good good good

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Universal American School Dubai (UAS, UASD) tuition fee structure and general information
Grade Pre-KG KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c   33,600 38,170 50,690 50,690 50,690 50,690 56,380 56,380 56,380 56,380 63,790 63,790 63,790 63,790
                               
Annual fees 2010-2011 (AED) 26,100 32,150 36,520 48,500 48,500 48,500 48,500 53,950 53,950 53,950 53,950 61,040 61,040 61,040 61,040
Annual fees 2009-2010 (AED) 26,100 32,150 36,520 48,500 48,500 48,500 48,500 53,950 53,950 53,950 53,950 61,040 61,040 61,040 61,040
Annual fees 2008-2009 (AED) 23,500 29,000 33,000 43,500 43,500 43,500 43,500 49,000 49,000 49,000 49,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000
Annual fees 2007-2008 (AED)                              
Annual fees 2006-2007 (AED) 21,000 26,000 30,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 51,000 51,000 51,000 51,000
Annual fees 2005-2006 (AED)                              
  • Fee figures in italics are estimates only and not confirmed.
  • 2011-2012 fee schedule not provided.
  • 2010-2011 admission fee additional AED 4,000. Should be AED 500 for 2009-2010 (and 2010-2011) according to KHDA rules but UAS website still says AED 4,000 Registration Fee. Bus transport fees not included (about AED 7,400-8,000 annual cost in 2010-2011).
  • 2009-2010 fees increased about 9%-11%. Add admission fee of AED 4,000.
  • 2008-2009 academic year fees AED 23,500-56,000.
  • 2006-2007 fee range AED 21,000-51,000. Add 4,000 dhs registration admission fee (one time) and 4,500-5,000 bus transport fee (annual).
20 August 2009
  • Universal American School (UAS) tuition fees information updated.
08 May 2009
  • Dr Gunther Brandt is the new Universal American School director for 2009-2010 starting 01 August 2009, replacing Dr Ray Taylor (UAS notice 03 March 2009). Dr Brandt is coming from the Director position at the Baldwin School in Puerto Rico. Previously he was Director of Frankfurt International School, Director of the American School of Sao Paolo, head of Washington International School, Superintendent of Cairo American College, and had a mangement role at Hamburg International School. Dr Brandt even did some teaching between his university studies and globetrotting directorships.
  • The KHDA (DSIB) inspection rating of "acceptable" for UAS is being appealed by the school. In a letter to parents dated 02 April 2009 (on UAS website), the director, Dr Taylor, says that the CIS and MSA inspections were much more thorough and came to a more positive conclusion than the KHDA. He says "The CIS and MSA processes include a detailed self-study through which the school's entire faculty and staff reflect on the school's performance and devise goals and strategies to enhance the school's strengths and remedy its weaknesses." ... "The KHDA process, on the other hand, consists of a relatively brief visit by a small group of educators who are totally unfamiliar with the school".
01 September 2008 review
  • UAS website says director is Dr Ray Taylor (was previously director of Munich International School for 8 years), started at UAS September 2006?
  • Student body is about 30% North American, 15% Emirati / UAE Nationals, and over 70 nationalities represented altogether. Teachers are mostly from Canada and the USA. Student and teacher numbers for 2007-2008?
  • UAS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MSA), and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai. UAS is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) (UAS notice 28 August 2008).
  • School facilities include swimming pool, indoor gymnasium, olympic size track and soccer field, music and art rooms, computer and science laboratories, and library.
14 October 2006 review
  • Universal American School Dubai (UAS) is managed by Educational Services Overseas Limited (ESOL) who run several other schools in the Middle East region including the American International School in Abu Dhabi, but not the Universal American School Kuwait (which is unrelated to UAS Dubai except in name).
  • Chairman and superintendent of ESOL is Walid Abushakra.
  • Previous head was Mr Don Holt?
  • IB to be introduced in 2007-2008. Authorized by IBO to offer the IB diploma program from April 2007.
  • Multi-national student body with most teachers from North America.
  • PO Box given as 49776 on searchme.ae?

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Last update 14 July 2013
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  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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