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UWCSEA. Education like no other.
UWCSEA. Education like no other
A SHARED MISSION
uniting people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future
 
A SHARED MISSION
uniting people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future
 
Welcome from the
Head of College
UWCSEA and
the UWC movement
 
ONE COLLEGE, TWO CAMPUSES
an international community with a diversity of experience, cultures and passions
 

Dover Campus

Founded in 1971

Located west of the CBD,
near the National University of Singapore

Five-year campus redevelopment completed in January 2016, recognised for sustainable design

3,011 students | 319 teachers

188 boarders | 52 scholars

87 nationalities | 58 languages

Offering the IB Diploma since 1981

CIS/WASC Accredited School

East Campus

Founded in 2008

Located in Tampines, a fast-developing
northeastern hub near Changi Airport

Purpose-built campus opened in 2010, recognised for sustainable and universal design

2,480 students | 249 teachers

160 boarders | 40 scholars

75 nationalities | 57 languages

First IB Diploma students graduated in 2014

CIS Member School | CIS Accreditation Candidate School


 

 

Overview of UWCSEA's Infant School programme

  • concept-based curriculum connects UWCSEA's K-12 learning programme through age-appropriate benchmarks that outline the knowledge, skills and understanding required for each subject in each grade
  • areas of Academic learning: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Visual Art, Music, Physical Education and an additional language
  • child-centered, Reggio-inspired programme in K1 (both campuses) and K2 and Grade 1 on East Campus
  • teacher and teacher assistant in each classroom; 22 students per class (student:teacher ratio 10.6:1)
  • specialist teachers in music, PE and additional languages and coaches in Literacy, Digital Literacy on both campuses and Maths on East, support skills development in all students
  • languages offered: Chinese, Spanish (from Grade 1) and limited English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
  • dedicated facilities include classrooms connected to shared learning spaces (pods) with K1 classrooms also connected to outdoor learning spaces, PE facilities including a learn-to-swim pool, music room, library and adventure playground; all classes have sets of iPads or iPod Touches
  • focus on developing social and emotional skills that foster each child’s confidence and emerging independence
  • Service programme develops awareness of others, empathy and caring through direct engagement with the Singapore community and students in other grades
  • selection of after school and weekend Activities offered includes swimming and gymnastics


 

Overview of UWCSEA's Junior School programme

  • concept-based curriculum connects UWCSEA's K-12 learning programme through age-appropriate benchmarks that outline the knowledge, skills and understanding required for each subject in each grade
  • areas of Academic learning: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Visual Art, Music, Physical Education and an additional language
  • average class size is 22 students, with specialist teachers in music, art, PE and languages and coaches in Literacy, Maths and Digital Literacy (student:teacher ratio  10.6:1) 
  • languages offered: Chinese, French, Spanish and English as an Additional Language (EAL) 
  • dedicated facilities include classrooms connected to shared learning spaces (pods), music and art rooms, library, adventure playground; all classes have sets of iPads or Macbooks
  • Personal and Social Education programme focuses on developing awareness of self and others to support social and emotional development of each child
  • digital citizenship is supported by Generation Safe tools implemented with guidance of Digital Literacy coaches
  • outdoor expeditions in Singapore and Malaysia or Indonesia are linked back to the Academic and Personal and Social Education programmes
  • service programme provides opportunities for students to engage with peers at the College and the local Singapore community, and to support projects in Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam
  • activities on offer includes sports, the arts, special interests and clubs, environmental and social activism, leadership and more


 

Overview of UWCSEA's Middle School programme

  • Academic programme taught by subject specialist teachers explores a breadth of subject areas to prepare students for transition to High School
  • areas of Academic learning: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (Geography, History, Economics), Visual Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Life Skills, Design and Technology and an additional language.
  • concept-based curriculum connects UWCSEA's K-12 learning programme through age-appropriate benchmarks that outline the knowledge, skills and understanding required for each subject in each grade
  •  languages offered: Chinese, French, Spanish and English as an Additional Language (EAL); programmes for native speakers of Dutch or German offered on Dover Campus
  • daily contact with a tutor/mentor focuses on responsive support of young adolescents in this important time of change
  • digital citizenship programme provides proactive guidance in use of technology to enhance learning using Generation safe tools to support the 1:1 laptop provision 
  • adventurous outdoor activities include an annual high ropes day and a 1* kayak skills course in Grade 7 and annual expeditions to Malaysia or Thailand, the highlight being a two-week residential expedition to Chiang Mai in Grade 8
  • Service programme engages students with peers in the College, as well as the local Singapore community and projects throughout the region
  • activities include sports, performance opportunities in music, drama and dance, special interests and clubs, design and technology, visual art and more
  • subject guidance at the end of Grade 8 supports students as they select IGCSE courses for High School


 

Overview of UWCSEA's High School programme

  • experienced specialist subject teachers also act as tutor/mentors to support students through each of the High School courses (student:teacher ratio is 10.6:1)
  • students entering the College aged 14 (Grade 9) enrol in the two-year (I)GCSE course 
  • students entering the College aged 15 (Grade 10) enrol in a one-year Foundation IB course as preparation for the IB Diploma
  • students entering the College aged 16 (Grade 11) enrol in the two-year IB Diploma Programme
  • UWCSEA's curriculum has overarching concepts that run K-12 in each subject area ensuring a smooth transition from Middle School to High School and between High School courses
  • daily meetings with a tutor/mentor and grade-level assemblies deliver a Personal and Social Education programme focusing on self discovery and self management skills to prepare students for both examinations and life after High School 
  • individualised university guidance commences in Grade 10
  • digital citizenship programme that uses Generation Safe tools supports the 1:1 laptop scheme
  • Outdoor Education—Grade 9 Adventure programme offers a choice of 20+ expeditions and a dedicated Foundation IB trip helps students prepare for the challenge of our unique Project Week in Grade 11
  • all students engage in Service to the College or the local Singapore community and are encouraged to contribute individually to one of the 199 projects outside Singapore that have long-term links with grassroots NGO's
  • Activities programme includes sports, performing arts (drama, dance, music), visual art and design technology, special interests and clubs, leadership and more


 

Overview of UWCSEA's residential boarding programme

  • residential boarding on both campuses is offered in purpose-built accommodation
  • Dover Campus: Kurt Hahn and Nelson Mandela Houses are home to 188 boarders from 53 countries who speak 55 languages
  • East Campus: Tampines House is home to 180 boarders from 46 countries who speak 57 languages
  • 93 scholarship students from 47 countries and a variety of backgrounds provide a unique perspective
  • Dover Campus: four-share accommodation with ensuite bathrooms in both boarding houses
  • Tampines House: four- and three-share accommodation in younger grades, progressing to individual rooms in Grade 12
  • personal care and individual support for each boarderis provided by resident and non-resident ‘houseparents’ and 'assistant houseparents' who are also teachers in the school, as well as individually assigned ‘day parents’
  • established routines support our boarders full participation in campus and community life
  • technology curfew for students in Grade 8 and 9 and wifi curfew for all students supports development of healthy study habits
  • balanced meals are shared in open-air canteens and snacks are available in the house kitchens each day; East Campus is Halal certified
  • applications welcome for Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 (including for day transfers), including the one-year Foundation IB course for Grade 10 entrants in order to prepare for  the IB Diploma


 

OUR UNIQUE LEARNING PROGRAMME
educating individuals to embrace challenge and shape a better world
 
OUR UNIQUE LEARNING PROGRAMME
educating individuals to embrace challenge and shape a better world
 
AFTER UWCSEA
setting students on their chosen path
 
 
498

Students
129

Students receiving 40+ points
36.2

Average IB Diploma score
98.4%

Pass rate
 
AFTER UWCSEA
setting students on their chosen path
 
NEWS
stories celebrating our community
 
This week in pictures
Highlights from this week​ - Infant cooking class, Middle...
NEWS
stories celebrating our community
 
ADMISSIONS
find out about our 'no wait lists' approach to admissions
 
ADMISSIONS
find out about our 'no wait lists' approach to admissions
 
Dover Campus
1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
T +65 6775 5344
24-hour security desk +65 6419 9326
uwcseadover@uwcsea.edu.sg
CPE Registration No. 197000825H | CPE Registration Period
18 July 2011-17 July 2017 | Charity Registration No. 00142
East Campus
1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704
T +65 6305 5344
24-hour security desk +65 6260 0602
uwcseaeast@uwcsea.edu.sg
CPE Registration No. 200801795N | CPE Registration Period
10 March 2011-9 March 2017 | Charity Registration No. 002104
Dover Campus
1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
T +65 6775 5344
24-hour security desk +65 6419 9326
uwcseadover@uwcsea.edu.sg
 
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East Campus
1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704
T +65 6305 5344
24-hour security desk +65 6260 0602
uwcseaeast@uwcsea.edu.sg
 
Campus Map
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