1st to 5th Grade

At Universal Academy of Florida (UAF), our Elementary School division is dedicated to providing a holistic and enriching education for your child. Our approach is designed to meet the unique needs of each student while nurturing their individual potential.

The core content subjects are Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students learn to maximize their reading, writing, science, and social studies skills while also honing their mathematical and analytical abilities. All our curricula align with the B.E.S.T. state standards.


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  • Language Arts Curriculum:

    The Language arts curriculum is based on the Superkids reading program for grades K through 2nd grades and Journeys reading program for 3 rd through 5 th grades.

    Both programs provide an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational reading skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening, and writing.
  • Mathematics Curriculum: 

    Mathematics is based on the Math Expressions curriculum. This curriculum provides deep conceptual understanding and leads to strong skills fluency and the ability to make generalizations within and among mathematical strands. As students grow and learn to
    think critically, teachers develop their own richer understanding of math through detailed instruction and embedded support.
  • Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies Curriculum: 

    Formal teachings are offered each day in Qur’an, Islamic Studies and Arabic. Qur’an is taught according to individual student ability. The main focus is on proper recitation, memorization and basic understanding of vocabulary and meaning. In the Islamic Studies department, the “I love Islam” series is used. Students learn the basics of Islam, its history and stories of the Prophets mentioned in the Qur’an. Arabic, like Qur'an, is also instructed based on individual student ability. Each class is divided into various levels: beginner to advanced. The series focuses on reading, writing, comprehension, conversation, spelling and grammar. Most students are able to read Arabic towards the end of first grade.
  • Science Curriculum:

    Our science curriculum is based on the HMH Florida Science, energizing students through an exciting blend of Core Content, Hands-On Inquiry, and Digital Resources.
  • Social Studies Curriculum:

    Our Social Studies Curriculum is based on the myWorld Social Studies for Grades K-5.

    Lessons apply inquiry processes, practice reading and writing, and involve collaboration and communication skills. Blended learning experiences include an interactive Student Worktext and digital courseware.

Hands-On Exploration:

In addition to rigorous academics, our students engage in dynamic hands-on activities, research opportunities, and laboratory assignments. By the time students complete first grade, they become independent readers and writers, well-prepared for the academic journey ahead. Our curriculum also includes dedicated instruction in library usage, computer literacy, and physical education, fostering a well-rounded educational experience.

Preparation for the Future

By the time our elementary students reach fifth grade, they possess a strong foundation in mathematics, literature, and critical thinking.

Our students are well-equipped to tackle complex literary works and are prepared to transition to the exceptional Middle School program at UAF.
At UAF's Elementary School, we believe in nurturing young minds, instilling a love for learning, and providing a solid foundation for their educational journey.
Founded in 1992, UAF is a private Islamic school for boys and girls in Daycare to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence while promoting Islamic understand and practices. UAF aims to produce bright students who are conscious of Allah and who maintain Islamic character and high academic standards.