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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 are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives . 
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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 Concept-Based Curriculum.

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


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

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


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

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September . 2023 Learn more.



If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse community…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.


Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here

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.

Age-Grade Placement

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Guiding our age-grade placement guidelines is our belief, supported by research and experience, that students placed within a cohort of similarly aged peers are more likely to benefit from our learning programme. The holistic nature of our educational model means that students interact closely with their peers not only within the academic curriculum, but also in activities and service, during the outdoor education programme, and in their personal and social education journey.

Significant differences in students’ ages and developmental stages within the same class or cohort can be challenging for both the young person who is placed ‘out of grade’ as well as for the students’ peers. 

Placement is according to age by 1 September of the year of entry, using the following guidelines: 

K1 to Grade 1

We do not enrol students in K1 if they are aged below our age-grade boundary
; the minimum age for placement is strictly according to being aged 4 before 1 September of the year of entry.

Please note that above-grade placements will not be considered under any circumstances for any of our Infant School grades (K1, K2, Grade 1).

For other out of grade placement requests, we require a full application submission and review process to be able to assess the applicants’ suitability.

Grades 2–8

Placement is strictly according to age by 1 September of the year of entry. It is possible to request placement in a grade below if that follows the educational history of your child.

Grades 9, 10 and 11

Out of grade placements are considered on a case-by-case basis. 


Boarding applications are accepted for students joining Grade 8 and above.

Age-Grade Placement Information