Student Life

STEM and Arts

Providing a Well-Rounded Education

At the Universal Academy of Florida (UAF), we are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded education that encompasses both the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Arts. Our approach to education emphasizes creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on experiences that prepare our students for a future filled with innovation and cultural enrichment.

STEM Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lessons, activities, and challenges allow students of all ages to develop both critical thinking skills and hands-on experience in the real world. From making catapults out of craft sticks to competing in math skills to building robots, STEM allows students to engage in activities and learn skills the traditional school system skips over. At UAF, we like to tie in the Islamic aspect into our lessons and educate how these skills can be applied to become a better Muslim! 

More Information

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  • STEM Curriculum

    Our STEM curriculum is designed to nurture scientific curiosity and problem-solving skills. From biology to coding, our students explore a wide range of STEM subjects that lay the foundation for future success.
  • Hands-On Learning

    We believe that learning is most effective when it's interactive. Our students engage in hands-on experiments, projects, and activities that bring STEM concepts to life.
  • STEM Clubs

    For those who seek to delve deeper into STEM, we also offer the Robotics Club where students can collaborate on exciting projects and compete in STEM-related competitions. UAF has been nurturing its elementary and middle school robotics teams since 2016 with an exceptional track record!
    At UAF our engagement with the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and its junior division (FLL Jr.), has been instrumental in cultivating a robust STEM foundation among our students. FLL and FLL Jr. immerse students in hands-on, exciting STEM learning experiences, from playful introductory sessions using LEGO Duplo bricks for our youngest innovators to intricate challenges requiring design, coding, and problem-solving skills for older participants. Our association with these programs has consistently transformed abstract STEM concepts into tangible, real-world applications, empowering our students to innovate and excel in these fields. Our teams have consistently brought home awards like the core values award, robot design award, and rising all-stars award from local tournaments.
  • STEM Facilities

    Explore our state-of-the-art STEM facilities, equipped with modern laboratories and technology to support innovative learning.
  • STEM Competitions

    UAF students have a history of participating in Robotics competitions and have achieved remarkable success.

Visual Arts Program

Arts Curriculum

The UAF Visual Arts program is designed to develop students’ art appreciation, visual language, fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and global + historical awareness through:
  • The exploration of a wide range of art materials
  • The exposure to -- and analysis of --  global, historical, and exemplary art
  • The freedom to make creative choices
  • The critical analysis of their own work

The lessons are established within the framework defined by the National Visual Arts standards, and formulated using the Studio Habits of the Mind philosophy, which are as follows:
  • Developing craft (learning to use tools and materials)
  • Engaging and Persisting (learning to embrace challenges)
  • Envisioning (learning to imagine what is not in front of them, and prepare for the next steps)
  • Expressing (learning to create work that convey an idea, feeling, or personal meaning)
  • Observing (learning to apply visual context to understand things more deeply)
  • Reflecting (learning to think and talk about artwork with others)
  • Exploring (learning to embrace the opportunity to grow from mistakes)
  • Understanding the Art World (learning to interact as an artist with other artists through the world and across time periods).

Program Information

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  • Art Shows and Performances

    Experience the vibrancy of our arts community through our student-led art shows, exhibitions, and captivating performances.
  • Facilities

    Our dedicated Art lab makes students bring their artistic visions to life.
  • Art Competitions

    UAF students often participate in art competitions, showcasing their talent and earning recognition for their exceptional work.
  • Integration with Islamic Values

    Our arts education is integrated with Islamic values, promoting creativity that aligns with our faith.
Explore the vibrant world of STEM and the Arts at UAF, where students are encouraged to innovate, express themselves, and embark on a journey of lifelong learning.
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.