Voices

of UAS Experience

Mother of two students

ALYSSA LORCH

  • United States
  • Joined UAS in 2016
  • Mother of two students

My Experience:

“The decision of where to enroll our kids is one of the most important decisions we will make. I would encourage anyone curious to come to spend a day here, feel the energy, meet the passionate teachers, and explore the great campus!”

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School-Wide Outdoor Education Coordinator

NICOLÁS BRUNI

  • Uruguayan
  • Joined UAS in 2013
  • School-Wide Outdoor Education Coordinator

My Experience:

The school is truly distinctive because of its international atmosphere. I just love teaching and working with people from all over the world. There’s a natural embracing of diversity.”

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Grade 6 student

FRANCESCA SHAW VILLAR

  • Belgian
  • Joined UAS in 2017
  • Grade 6 student

My Experience:

“I found that UAS teachers are always understanding and there for you no matter what, whether it is a problem at home, with friends, or any issue with school work. They always try their best to help out. Also, I really enjoy the classes. They are always different and fun, there are activities, projects, group assignments, and even the tests are made in a fun way.”

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Physical Education Teacher and Basketball Coach

JEFF GRANGER

  • United States
  • Has been part of UAS since 2001
  • Physical Education Teacher and Basketball Coach

My Experience:

“I teach students that if they work hard, are disciplined and practice everyday, they can become whatever they want to be.”

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Uruguayan American School is celebrating my birthday.
Uruguayan American School

4 days ago

Today is a special day at UAS as our school is turning 63! 🥳We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our community, present and past for their involvement in making UAS the vibrant multicultural learning community that it is today.A little history about our school 🤓The Uruguayan American School was founded on April 14, 1958 by a group of Uruguayan and U.S. citizens residing in Montevideo. Their goal was to promote an intercultural understanding between Uruguay and the United States and to provide a U.S.-style education in Uruguay which included the curricular programs of both countries.Over the years, as the school grew and added programs, the student body became more international.Over the years, UAS has moved to several places around the city of Montevideo. UAS first opened its doors at Luis B. Cavia in the neighborhood of Pocitos. Two years later, in 1960, the school needed extra space and moved to 26 de Marzo. Finally in 1961, UAS bought its own building at Bulevar Artigas . At the time, the school included Nursery to 8th grade, but in 1963 an annex for the Secondary school was procured at Ellauri 741. The school moved once again in 1978 to a property in Carrasco in order to enlarge the school campus. The school then included students from Nursery through 12th grade, all on the same campus. It became the school’s home for 35 years. After being in the same location for more than three decades, the school purchased its current property on Saldún de Rodríguez. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Second Step is a US-based Social-Emotional learning program that is instructed at UAS. Led by Elementary counselor Marisa Cao, the program focuses on:◽Recognizing emotions◽Anger management◽Problem solving skills◽Understanding different perspectives◽Exercising empathyOur Elementary students have a weekly session with Ms. Marisa in which they learn from the Second Step curriculum, as well as breakout sessions in which they put to practice these lessons. Emotional intelligence is a determinant component of student development and creating a healthy learning environment in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Our Spanish Site is now LIVE! 🤩 Our community can now access the latest information on UAS in both English and Spanish. We hope this version of the website can help bring our community closer as well as connecting with a wider audience in Latin America.Check out the new site here: https://www.uas.edu.uy/?lang=es and let us know what you think! ... See MoreSee Less
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