Sama American Private School, Sharjah

Sama American Private School, Sharjah

Overview

Sama American Private School Sharjah was founded in September 2012. It offers classes from KG to Grade 12 in a co-educational setup and follows the American curriculum/CCSS for all key subjects. Furthermore, the Ministry of Education guidelines are followed for Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies.

classrooms in Sama American
Sama American School offers classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12

1,303 students are currently enrolled at the school. The teaching faculty includes 85 teachers and 28 teaching assistants.

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES NEAR SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

The nearest residential area is Al Ghafia. Other nearby communities include:

Al Sabkha is a residential community that enjoys direct access to Al Kuwait Street. One can find spacious villas in the district with amenities such as swimming pools and barbeque areas. Al Nekhailat is a part of the Heerah Suburb. Located between the communities of Al Mirgab and Al Sabkha, it is also close to the emirate of Ajman. One can find luxury villas in Al Nekhailat. Popular amongst families, the neighbourhood is also home to reputable educational institutes.

People who want to settle near the school can consider the following options:

CAMPUS OF SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Sama American School campus is modern and purpose-built. The two-storey building meets all international safety standards. Students can access premium facilities in the modern ICT campus.

All classrooms have interactive boards. One can find a well-stocked library,three computer labs, seven science labs and three art rooms for students. Outdoor sports facilities include shaded areas and a multi-purpose hall. The school plans to expand the campus; the new building will have an indoor gym and a spacious multi-purpose hall. This section will be used to hold supplementary classes for KG and primary sections.

CCTV systems and surveillance cameras are installed throughout the campus to ensure safety and monitor student activities.

LOCATION OF SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Sama American Private School location in Al Azra, Sharjah is close to the Ajman border. There are several residential communities in proximity making it convenient for families residing in the area to access the campus daily. The school campus can be easily accessed from Dubai and other parts of Sharjah via the two highways – E311 and E11.

WHY SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL?

Sama American School Sharjah follows a challenging curriculum based on the US Common Core State Standards. Arabic language and Islamic Studies are taught according to the UAE Ministry of Education guidelines.

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Sama American Private School support students with SEN

The school has employed well-qualified staff from around the world. The management ensures that students receive the best education and develop the necessary skills to tackle the challenges of the 21st-century.

Sama Private School Sharjah maintains a caring, nurturing learning atmosphere so that children feel more confident, tolerant and passionate in pursuing academic excellence. SEN students are adequately supported by the staff.

Sama International School believes in the educational philosophy of the United Nations. It believes that each child is unique regardless of his/her ethnic background and deserves excellent learning opportunities.

The school’s priority is to develop students’ understanding, potential and skills so they can excel in their career and contribute to the betterment of the community.

The well-organised educational program meets the needs of each student. The school effectively inspires students and helps them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to achieve their highest potential.

There is a rigorous college preparatory program to support graduate students and teachers undergo training to ensure continuous professional development. Helping children become familiar with Islamic practices is an essential element of the school program.

Sama American Private School Sharjah has gained a very good reputation even though it has been operational for less than five years.

Grade 3, Grade 5 and Grade 7 students have appeared in the standardized UAENAP exams and achieved better than average results. Students have also participated in science competitions and won the Environment Sustainability Award in the emirate of Sharjah.

Awards won by Sama American School include:

  • Three times runner ups in the Reading Challenge Initiative
  • Quran Memorization Award
  • A Sports Teacher to become a FOOTBALL COACH BY The Asian Federation.
  • Hosted the Innovation School to deliver the Innovation of Learning for students

School Details

YEARS OFFERED AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

The all-through school offers classes from Kindergarten until Grade 12.

SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

SAMA American Private School curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for all key subjects including Science, Mathematics and English. For Islamic Studies and Arabic subjects, the curriculum is aligned with the UAE Ministry of Education requirements. Students can choose from a range of elective courses that prepare them for their future endeavours.

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Sama School follows a well-planned American curriculum

The well-planned school curriculum includes the scope and sequence of the key subjects. The previous learning experience is taken into account and the assessment method ensures all students are well-prepared to transition into the next phase of learning. The diagnostic test held at the beginning of the school year gives a detailed insight into the previous learning.

The curriculum is comprehensively documented to include expected learning outcomes, benchmarks, instructional methodologies, teaching materials, resources and assessment. Curriculum documentation involves efforts of the Head of Academics, Heads of different departments, coordinators and teachers.

Core subjects in KG-1 and KG-2 include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Arabic
  • IT
  • Drama
  • Art
  • PE and Health

Subjects taught to students of Grade 1 to Grade 5 include:

  • Social Studies including UAE Social Studies
  • Maths
  • English
  • IT
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies
  • PE and Health
  • Drama
  • Art
  • English Language

Non-Muslim students can take up Islamic Studies or another foreign language. All students study Arabic; however, Non-Arabic speakers study it as a foreign language. The school also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) support course for non-native English speakers.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Like other American schools in the emirate, Sama American Private School’s academic calendar starts in early September and concludes in late June/early July.

Admission and Fees

HOW TO APPLY TO SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL?

Applicants can send the request for Sama American Private School admissions through the school website. The staff at Sama Private American School explains the admission procedures and answers any queries that parents might have. The next step for admissions at Sama American School is to fill and submit the application form with some mandatory documents and pay the registration fee.

The school follows certain age placement guidelines.

Grade
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Grade
KG-1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
5
Grade
KG-2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
6
Grade
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
8
Grade
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Grade
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Grade
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Grade
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Grade
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Grade
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Grade
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Grade
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Grade
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Grade
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Grade
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20

This is based on the age of the students on 31st July (for schools beginning in April) and 31st December (for schools beginning in September). Source: KHDA

* This is to cater to students transferring from systems that admit students of a younger age)

If the child gets accepted, the school notifies the parents and calls students to schedule an interview or exam. Parents will be notified about the results within two days after the assessment/interview is conducted. For enrollment confirmation, parents must formally register their child and pay the first fee instalment. The registrar will then finalise the registration by assigning the class section.

The school suggests parents of the newly registered student get a copy of school policies, rules and regulations from the registration department to become familiar with the acceptable behaviour, academic achievements and discipline.

Please note that if a seat is not available, the student is placed on the waiting list.

Documents to be submitted at the time of registration include:

  • A duly filled application form signed by the guardian/parent
  • Birth certificate (officially attested by the originating country and by the UAE embassy of the country)
  • Vaccination card of the student
  • Copy of the applicant guardian’s Emirates ID card and passport (with valid residential status for expats)
  • Six recent passport size photos
  • Previous school report and/or transcript
  • Transfer certificate (for students moving from school within the UAE)
  • A good conduct certificate from the previous school (if requested)

FEE STRUCTURE AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Sama American Private School fee structure is as follows:

  • KG-1: AED 12,720
  • KG-2: AED 13,720
  • Grade 1 to Grade 3: AED 16,620
  • Grade 4 to Grade 6: AED 19,400
  • Grade 7 and Grade 8: AED 22,190
  • Grade 9: AED 24,690
  • Grade 10: AED 26,580
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12: AED 29,580

The quoted fee does not include the cost of:

School Facilities

LUNCH OPTIONS AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

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Students can have their lunch and snacks at the school cafeteria

There is a cafeteria where children can have snacks and lunch.

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Sama School Sharjah provides a ‘user-pays’ school bus service. The buses used by the school are brand new and have surveillance cameras. The well-maintained vehicles also go through safety checks. The school ensures that the bus fleet has first-aid kits and a fully operational air-conditioning system. All vehicles comply with transportation laws of the UAE.

Sama School has appointed a staff member to handle transport-related issues. This person is responsible for:

  • Working together with parents, school administrator and students
  • Ensuring that all buses follow their routes
  • Organising bus routes
  • Maintaining updated records
  • Ensuring that school transportation is safe and available
  • Overseeing students when they board and disembark the bus
  • Reporting issues to the director
  • Addressing emergency situations

The school bus drivers and helpers follow the instructions of the school transport manager. All drivers hold a valid UAE driving license and carry a well-elaborated map of their route. The bus helpers carry a phone during the ride and have an updated list of students.

The two-way transportation service charges are as follows:

  • Sharjah: AED 3,000
  • Ajman: AED 3,000
  • Umm Al Quwain: AED 4,000
  • Dubai: AED 4,000

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

Well-balanced activities are offered at the school to facilitate the learning process. Students are encouraged to take part in the spelling bee competition and other events celebrated at the school. Some popular events hosted by Sama American School Sharjah include International Day, Friendship Day, National Day, Winter Day, Story Character Day and Family Day.

FIELD TRIPS FROM SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

The school organised knowledge and learning-oriented field trips for students. Grade 3 and Grade 4 students were taken on Culture Palace Trip while Grade 5 students visited Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Science.

MEDICAL CARE AT SAMA AMERICAN PRIVATE SCHOOL

To handle the health care issues during school hours, there is a well-maintained clinic with a resident nurse and a part-time doctor at Sama Private School Sharjah.

Contact

MODE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS

The school works for enhancing the spirit of partnership and association with all stakeholders particularly, parents. An engaging environment is created to fully support students’ achievements as well as personal and academic growth.

Effective and consistent collaboration with parents provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and encourages them to work on their personal development.

CONTACT INFORMATION

● Telephone: +971-6-524-2222
● Email: info@samaschool.ae
● Website: http://samaschool.ae/
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