American United School (AUS)’s Division of Curriculum & Instruction consists of elementary school, middle school, and high school programs, as well as professional learning, assessment & accountability, and school improvement. At American United School, our mission is to combine 21st century digital technology and traditional student-centered learning practices to ensure that students achieve academic success and social growth.
Our commitment to the mission and learning experiences that AUS students receive begins with prekindergarten and continues through to graduation. Our prekindergarten through Grade 10 core subjects are delivered through the framework of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and National Standards for Social Studies (NSSS). Extended core subjects such as, French, Spanish and Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) employ the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. Our Arts program operate under the umbrella of the National Core Arts Standards (NCAS). The physical education department utilizes the National PE Standards.
As a leading school in Kuwait, AUS’s curriculum is driven by collaboration, rigor, relevance, and readiness. This framework is not a syllabus or a prescriptive measure of work, but instead it defines the methodologies to teaching & learning, pedagogy, and assessment.
American United School (AUS) is located in the Sabah Al Salem Area of Kuwait at the Intersection of 6th Ring Road and Fahaheel Expressway. American United School is a modern, 12,000 square meter facility. The Founding Director came on board October 2012. Support staff which included a finance office, an admission/registration office, purchasing office, and administrative assistants began work in early 2013. The first phase of the facility, the elementary building opened September, 2013. Gaining approval/license from the Kuwait Ministry of Private Education required a name change and, therefore, American University School became American United School. The teaching staff of 24 teachers, 11 co-teachers and 39 staff members were on board to support grades Pre-K through grade 5 and the 68 students for SY 2013-2014. The end of year enrollment was 103 students and the student population represented 11 nationalities.