Uruguayan American School (UAS) Uruguayan American School was founded in 1958 and is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational day school with a strong academic program and a highly international student body. UAS enrolls 330 students in Nursery through Grade 12 and is the only Uruguayan school that follows the U.S. academic calendar. The size of the school allows students to participate in many after-school activities, clubs, and sports while receiving individual academic attention due to the commitment to maintain small class sizes. Our program prepares students to enter the world’s finest colleges and universities.
Organization: Founded in 1958, UAS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, coeducational day school, governed by a nine-member board of governors elected for three-year terms by the Uruguayan American School Civil Association.
Curriculum: UAS follows an American program curriculum and is modeled after U.S. private schools. Instruction is in English. At UAS we believe that a superior education develops students’ academic, physical, social, emotional, and artistic potential. UAS offers classes in languages, mathematics, economics, social studies, history, sciences, art, computer science, health, physical education, drama, and music alongside a robust support program to help students develop the social and emotional tools for success in school and life. The school has both boys and girls team sports at the Middle School and High School level in basketball, soccer, swimming, and volleyball; the teams participate in local and regional tournaments. The school has a vibrant language program designed to develop fluency for all levels of Spanish and English Language Learners from elementary through most of the secondary school. UAS proudly offers the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for our 11th and 12th Grade students. In addition to earning the U.S. Diploma, all UAS high school graduates are expected to meet rigorous academic standards and to pursue the IB diploma. UAS students also can achieve a third diploma, the Uruguayan High School Diploma. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of American International Schools in the Americas (AMISA). UAS is the only school in Uruguay accredited to administer the PSAT and SAT college board exams. Most UAS graduates attend college in the U.S., with large groups also choosing to study in Canada, Europe, and South America.
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, UAS has 54 total staff including 54 teachers. UAS faculty includes Learning Specialists and Counselors in Elementary and Secondary School and a College Counselor in Secondary School.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2021–2022 school year, enrollment is 331.
Facilities: Located in the lovely neighborhood of Carrasco, the school is situated on a three-hectare campus and occupies 7,100 square meters of building space from the nursery through secondary school programs. Elementary and secondary occupy distinct wings of the campus. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with SmartBoards. The campus includes a 24,000-volume library, three science laboratories, a brand-new design lab with a 3-D printer and laser cutter, a computer lab, a music room, a drama room, an auditorium, a full-service indoor cafeteria with additional outdoor terrace seating, and two full-size gymnasiums, which include a fully-equipped weight room and locker rooms. The second gymnasium is just completed and will open in October 2021. The outside facilities include a soccer field, two mini soccer fields, three playground areas, and a student garden. UAS also has an infirmary with a full-time nurse on campus.
Finances: For the 2021-2022 school year, semester tuition rates are as follows: N, PK, & K: $5,700; grades 1-5: $9,200; and grades 6-12: $10,900. A one-time registration fee of $ 9,500 is levied on all students from nursery through grade 12. Tuition and registration fees are charged in U.S. dollars.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs-Uruguay, Montevideo) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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