Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the school located?

The campus is located in Hawally area, 3rd ring road, opposite to Qadsiya area.

What is the school's curriculum?

UAS offers an American College-preparatory curriculum leading to the high school diploma and college admissions. In addition, Arabic and Islamic Religion program provided from the Ministry of Education.

How long is the school day?

The school day begins at 7:30am for all students and ends at 1:00p.m. for KG students and 2:30pm for Elem., 2:35pm for M.S. and 2:40pm for H.S. students.

Is there a school uniform or dress code?

Yes, all UAS students are required to wear the school uniform (available at the school stores). The UAS student’s uniform consists of a white shirt/blouse and navy blue pants, dress, or skirt. All uniforms display a small UAS logo.

Note: Appropriate length of skirts and looseness of fit (pants/ skirts) is incorporated into the dress code.

If my child has been in the British system, how is grade placement done?

The numbering system in the British system is different from ours. If a student is in level two in the British system, the equivalent grade in the American system is grade one. It is important to realize that this is not repeating a grade. It is merely a different numbering system.

Where are the UAS faculty members from?

The majority of the faculty is North American. The UAS faculty is carefully selected to ensure they posses high academic and professional standards. All faculty must possess at least a bachelors degree and be certified and licensed as a teacher.

Why is an admissions test given?

Because our school is college preparatory in nature, it is important that students who are admitted have the ability to be successful at our school. These tests let us know how the student will do here.

What kind of test is it?

Test of Academic Performance is given. It measures the mathematics, spelling, reading recognition, and reading comprehension level. By taking this test, we have a measure of the grade level at which the student is functioning, and It will give us a percentile score that will tell how the student did in comparison to other students at our school.