The UAS Athletic Department promotes the value of teamwork, the dignity of sportsmanship, the excitement of competition, and the benefits of regular physical exercise.  We challenge student-athletes to reach their potential regardless of skill level or age. Our hope is that the students make a lifelong commitment to healthy habits and can participate with competence and confidence in physical activities.

Elementary School

The Elementary School UAS Athletics department emphasizes participation, having fun,
developing skills and teamwork, and good sportsmanship.  All of the Elementary School sports teams are coed.


Soccer practices are twice a week for Grade 3 through Grade 5 students, and once a week for Kinder through Grade 2 students. UAS is a member of the Fútbol Intercolegial de Fraternidad Estudiantil (FIFE) league, which hosts games on Saturday mornings throughout the school year. Fifth grade students will also have an opportunity to participate in invitational tournaments.


Grade 3 through Grade 5 students can join the UAS Swim team.  The Swim team practices year-round at Club Naval pool.  Elementary School students compete in tournaments in and around Montevideo.

Basketball and Volleyball

For one quarter each semester, Elementary students in Grades 3 through 5 can participate in basketball and volleyball. These practice sessions are designed to develop fundamental skills and teach the game’s rules and strategies.

Middle School

Middle School student-athletes are encouraged to improve their fundamental skills and teamwork and to play with a spirit of fun and sportsmanship.
With the exception of swimming, which is coed, each sport has a separate boys and girls team.


Boys and girls practice soccer throughout the school year. The teams compete in friendly matches with local schools and clubs, in mini-tournaments organized by UAS, and in The Friendship Games in November and May. These Games are an international competition among UAS, Lincoln School of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the International School of Curitiba (Brazil).


Middle School students can join the UAS Swim team.  The Swim team practices year-round at the Club Naval pool. Students compete in tournaments in and around Montevideo and in the SAAC swimming tournament in late November.

Basketball and Volleyball

Boys and girls basketball and volleyball are organized by seasons. Volleyball season is in the first semester, and basketball season in the second semester. The teams practice many times each week in preparation for The Friendship Games in November (Volleyball) and May (Basketball).

High School

In High School the UAS Athletics Department continues to build the teamwork and skills developed in earlier grades. We emphasize the development of leadership skills and focus on interscholastic competitions.
In High School, sports are organized by seasons, following the SAAC Tournament schedule.

First Semester:

  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Basketball (pre-season)

Second Semester:

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball and Soccer (pre-season)

South American Activities Conference (SAAC)

SAAC is a conference composed of international schools from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.

  • Uruguayan American School (Uruguay)
  • International School Nido de Águilas (Chile)
  • Lincoln School of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • American School of Quito (Ecuador)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (Peru)
  • International School of Curitiba (Brazil)
  • Graded – The American School of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

The teams compete four times during the year, rotating as host schools, in volleyball, soccer and basketball tournaments.

Local Interscholastic Competition

The Boys and Girls Volleyball teams participate in ADIC Volleyball from May through September. The Boys Basketball team participates in ADIC Basketball from May through period after November.

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