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From the Director

Welcome to American United School.

If you are looking for the best educational experience for your student in Kuwait thanks for considering AUS. Whether you are a parent, student, community member or potential newcomer to Kuwait we hope you find the information you need on our new website. As you navigate, you will discover that we have a very dynamic school offering outstanding educational opportunities for students Pre-KG through Grade 11.

Recognizing the importance of the development of the whole person, the intellect, the body and the spirit our mission and vision seek to combine the traditional with the modern (21st century skills). Our goal is to inspire a love for learning, establish a sense of self-worth for themselves and others, plus provide the skills needed to pursue further knowledge throughout life.

Building on our definition of “what makes a Global Citizen” we are striving towards an understanding for our students that with ‘rights’ comes ‘responsibilities’ for others. Our multinational families and staff aspire to create a microcosm of the world we want our students to inherit. The strength and vitality of our School is the diversity of cultural backgrounds, talents, life experiences, and personalities of our students and faculty. Students thrive in this lively mix of cultures, traditions, and ideas.

I invite you to visit our campus for an information session, a tour or a special event so that you can witness first-hand what makes AUS…A Better Choice!

Jennifer J. Beckwith, Ph.D.

Founding Director

Dr. Beckwith joins AAIE Advisory Board

Jennifer J. Beckwith's Biography

Professional Experience

Principal / Director:

Principal Experiences at the K-12 level in Norway, Brussels, Belgium and Bahrain.
Principal Experiences at 9-12 level in UK and Germany.
Boarding School Experiences in Netherlands and Bahrain.

Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent:

Supervised 18 schools spanning the southern tip of Italy, north to the Italian Alps, & the Islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Supervised 26 schools in Turkey, Bahrain, Spain and Portugal.


Ph.D., Educational Administration with College Teaching, GPC Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Guidance and Counselor Education, Southern University, Michigan State
B.S., Music Education and English, Southern University
Harvard’s Principal Institute and William and Mary Leadership Forum .