Uruguayan American School (UAS) offers three accredited programs of study: U.S. high school diploma, Uruguayan high school diploma, and IB diploma. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and it is the only Uruguayan school to maintain the U.S. academic calendar. UAS has approximately 300 students in Nursery through Grade 12. 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. The sports offered are basketball, soccer, swimming, and volleyball; and the teams participate in regional tournaments.
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 offers an American program modeled after U.S. public and private schools, combined with fully accredited Uruguayan programs that give our students the flexibility of choosing from a wider selection of local and international universities. Instruction is given in English. Grades 1-5 receive instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, art, computer science, physical education, drama, and music as preparation for the college preparatory program at the secondary level. The secondary program is divided into a middle school program (6-8) and a high school program (9-12). The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is offered to students in grades 11 and 12. These programs are geared toward the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for entrance into U.S. universities. Most graduates attend college in the U.S., but some have also entered universities in Canada, Europe, and South America.
Faculty: There are 54 full- and part-time teachers.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year, enrollment is 291 (N-grade 5:124; grades 6-12: 167).
Facilities: The school is situated on three hectares and occupies 7,100 square meters of building space from the nursery through secondary school programs. Primary and secondary sections are separate from each other. Special facilities include a full-service cafeteria, a library, three science laboratories, a computer room, a music room, a drama room, an auditorium, and a large gymnasium, which includes a fully-equipped weight room and two locker rooms. The outside facilities include a soccer field, a basketball court, and three playground areas.
Finances: For the 2020-2021 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 fee are charged in U.S. dollars.
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and provided by the school.