Uruguayan American School Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in the Uruguayan American School. UAS welcomes students from all over the world based on their academic and social skills. Applications for admissions are accepted throughout the academic year, which runs from August to the following June.

Step 1: Application

You will need to complete the following forms and email them to admissions@uas.edu.uy:

ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
FORM A
FORM B
FORM C (Grades 1-12 Only) or FORM C (Nursery-Kinder Only)
FORM E & F

* A non-refundable application fee of US $150 is due to the school before your application documents will be reviewed.

Step 2: Student Assessment

Upon the completion of the application and the payment of the application fees, appointments will be made for a parent interview and an academic assessment of the student. This assessment will measure the ability of the student to speak, listen, read and write in the English language, as well as other academic skills.

Step 3: Decision

There are three possible decisions for every application.

  1. Acceptance
    If an applicant is qualified and there is space available, a formal letter of acceptance is issued. All tuition payments must be arranged through the Finance Office before the student may begin classes. A non-refundable deposit of US $1000 is due upon acceptance. This deposit will be deducted from the first tuition payment.
  2. Waiting List
    If there is no space available in the selected grade level, qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list.
  3. Denial
    Applicants can be denied admissions on the basis of their academic/and or behavioral record, because their English language proficiency does not meet grade-level requirements, or when UAS lacks a program to meet their educational needs.

Age/Grade

Elementary

3 – Nursery
4 – Pre-Kindergarten
5 – Kindergarten
6 – 1st
7 – 2nd
8 – 3rd
9 – 4th
10 – 5th

Secondary

11 – 6th
12 – 7th
13 – 8th
14 – 9th
15 – 10th
16 – 11th
17 – 12th

Students with Special Needs

The Uruguayan American School accepts students with specific mild learning disabilities and with physical disabilities (e.g., orthopedic, auditory, visual, or other health impairments) provided that the school facilities and personnel are able to accommodate them. Because UAS does not have the facilities or resources to accommodate children with significant learning, emotional or physical disabilities, the school cannot accept students for whom the available resources are not sufficient. However, at the discretion of the school leadership, in certain instances the school may admit students whose learning and/or physical needs exceed the school´s capacity to support, provided that:
• any accommodation needed (e.g., additional staff, resources, equipment, etc.), is paid for by the parent or a source other than the school.
• the school approves any resources and support personnel in advance.
• the parent arranges for and provides any additional resources or support needed.
• no significant modifications to the school facility are needed to accommodate the disability.
• the school has had sufficient time to prepare before the student is enrolled.

UAS requires complete records (testing and medical) for all students applying with a diagnosed disability. Parents of a child receiving any special services, such as learning disabled instruction, remedial support, speech/language therapy, occupational/physical therapy, or seeing any educational specialist outside of the regular classroom, must notify the school prior to beginning the admissions process. If the student is admitted, ongoing communication among the school, the parent, and if applicable, the outside support specialist​(s)​ will be required.


If you have any questions regarding the application forms or the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the UAS Admissions Coordinator, Gulnor Saratbekova, at gsaratbekova@uas.edu.uy or 26007681, ext. 121

 

 
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