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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.

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Apply now for August 2021

Find our more about our annual admissions cycle. We are currently accepting applications for K1–Grade 11. 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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Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education at our Navigating Learning in the 21st Century launch event on Thursday, 29 October. 
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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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We believe, and research and our experience demonstrates, that students placed in a grade that aligns with our age-grade boundary guidelines are more likely to benefit from our learning programme. The holistic nature of our learning programme 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 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 FIB and 11

Out of grade placements are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants can apply for entry to the High School based on three pathways:

  • Grade 9 for a two-year IGCSE course
  • Grade 10 Foundation IB course
  • Grade 11 two-year IB Diploma and/or UWCSEA High School Diploma


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

Age-Grade Placement Information