Our Message

Principal’s Message

Parents and Students,

As we come to the end of the 2022-23 Academic School Year, I would like to thank each and every member of the UAS family for their support and commitment to the school and to their children. As many of you know, this is my final year in Kuwait. I am officially retiring from education and headed back to the United States to spend time with my family. I deliberately did not write that I am going “back home” because in so many ways I feel that Kuwait has become my home. The experiences and people and friends I have developed over the last seven years have changed who I am as a person. I am a better human being because of Kuwait, and this would be true even if I had not gone through one of the major world events of the century with Covid 19. I feel close to the people and the culture, and I will carry these wonderful, indelible impressions with me wherever I go. I will share my memories and feelings with whomever I meet because I believe strongly that the future of the world depends on tolerance and the willingness to seek first to understand before being understood. I feel it is my responsibility to contribute what I can, from my humble position in life, to help bring people together. Kuwait opened its arms to me, taught me, enriched me and humbled me. I will miss it very much.

Thank you to everyone who has made my time here special. Thank you for allowing me to serve your children. They are, without question, the most amazing group of young people I have ever worked with in my 36-year career. They make each and every day a pleasure to come to work, and I will miss them more than they will ever know. I feel that UAS and Kuwait have somehow become a part of me, entered my bloodstream, added a dash of green to my red, white and blue life. Thank you all!

I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer!


Charles Lester

High School Principal

Universal American School


Vice Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,
As our academic year draws to a close, we have much to celebrate and many happy memories. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the Senior class of 2023 for demonstrating adaptability and resilience throughout their high school journey. We will miss you!
I would like to thank the UAS Community- parents, students, administrators, counselors, teachers, and support staff, for working together to ensure that every student is able to achieve success and leave campus feeling proud of his/her performance.
Our students have accomplished a great deal this year, both academically and socio-emotionally. They have reconnected with teachers and peers in a full year of face-to-face learning, and they have also met scholastic challenges and risen to the High School’s expectations.
I would like to wish you all the very best for the summer vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year.


All the best,

Layal Sleeq, MA

High School Assistant Principal

Universal American School