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About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
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Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students live the mission through their lives. Learn more.

Learning

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Learning

A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

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K–12 Curriculum

Our concept-based currriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills and understanding through five elements of our learning programme. Learn more.

Community

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Students

The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Scholars

Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.

Admissions

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Welcome

A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

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How to Apply

Our admissions process helps us to identify students who will benefit most from our learning programme. Learn more.

Our Big Ideas

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Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

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Measuring Impact

The UWC mission requires us to measure our success througth the impact we have on students and the wider community. Learn more.

Support Us

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Support us

The UWCSEA culture of giving and service is central to our identity as a mission-aligned community. Learn more.

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Impact of Giving

The generosity of our community has had a significant impact on individuals and groups in Singapore, the region and globally. Learn more.

UWCSEA Strategy

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UWCSEA Strategy

UWCSEA strategy 2018-2023

The UWCSEA 5-year strategy was launched in 2018 after a collaborative process involving stakeholders from across the community. It is made up of a strategic vision and Areas of Focus. The strategic vision describes the aspiration of the plan. The four Areas of Focus are accompanied by an overview statement of our planned activity in this area. This overview statement is, in turn, further developed into action plans under connected strategies.

The Strategy is a living plan and is reviewed each year, both to assess progress and to adjust according to our changing context and evolving aspiration. College and campus leadership teams build their individual plans and projects to drive forward specific strategies over one, two, or several years. 

Key achievements

As of August 2020, key progress through the UWCSEA strategy so far include:

  • Embedding of pedagogical approaches to concept-based teaching and learning
  • A College-wide approach to data analysis to inform learning and strategy
  • Launch of a complete review of all five elements of the Learning Programme, defining multiple pathways for students through the College
  • Launch of a significant and wide-reaching project on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Establishment of language frameworks
  • Embedding of sustainable practices in operational areas and review of several areas of the learning programme through the sustainability lens
  • Creation and/or review of key safeguarding policies and practices, including training for all staff and appointment of a safeguarding lead and team
  • Development of the UWCSEA Culture of Care, an overarching approach to wellbeing
  • Restructure of leadership teams, development of a ‘middle leaders’ programme and implementation of a comprehensive professional learning programme for administrative and support staff
  • Implementation of zero-based budgeting, effective procurement and invoicing systems, together with comprehensive compliance and governance structures

Our strategic vision 2018–2023

UWCSEA students will be equipped with the skills and qualities to become compassionate, engaged global citizens who seek to make positive differences towards peace and a sustainable future. To achieve this, a diverse, united and caring College community will focus creatively on student learning through a dynamic, holistic programme that supports individuals, their well-being and their readiness for an uncertain future.

Effective operational practices will provide for the College’s long-term future in Singapore.

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Connecting to the UWC Movement Strategy: 2018 and beyond

UWCSEA is proud to support the overarching aim of the UWC Strategy, which is to increase the impact of UWC movement as a whole in transforming education into a force to achieve a more peaceful and sustainable future.

The UWC Strategy: 2018 and beyond, with its three key areas of ‘Seek’, ‘Educate’ and ‘Inspire’ was announced in early 2018. It was one of the guiding documents consulted in the process of devising the UWCSEA Strategy.

While the UWCSEA Strategy and Strategic Vision contributes most obviously to the ‘Educate’ strand, the College and our two campuses in Singapore have important roles in the areas of ‘Seek’ and ‘Inspire’ in order to extend the impact of the UWC movement as a whole. We look forward to working towards a peaceful and more sustainable future together.