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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

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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 fourth event on Thursday, 22 April. 
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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.

Bringing Broadway to life

East Music AIDA

Every two years, the East Drama and Music Departments join forces to create a grand collaborative arts production. For the 2018/2019 school year, it was AIDA.

AIDA was chosen because it teaches lessons of strength, cross-cultural alliances and friendship— values that UWCSEA nurtures and encourages in its student community.
While the Drama department was busy casting actors and designing sets, the Music department was conducting auditions for stage band musicians and starring vocalists. They were also faced with an interesting opportunity due to the department’s sound engineer being recalled for National Service deployment.

AIDA calls for a 13-piece band, which includes guitar, drums, keyboard, percussion and a string quartet and there was a great deal of sound design and engineering to be done to produce a high quality performance.

Using contributions made through the UWCSEA Fund, the Music Department was able to engage a sound engineer from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) to work as a teaching consultant with staff and students over a two-week period.

The engineer covered many topics with the group, including teaching students how to set up a pit band and how to adjust the tone of their instruments for a professional sound performance. Students observed how a professional sound engineer needs to work in collaboration with musicians to create the final performance, rather than as separate entities.

Staff learned how to tune the sound system in the auditorium and a great deal about
professional sound design techniques. Producing a show of such high quality really allowed East’s advanced instrumental and vocal musicians to shine. They were challenged to stretch themselves and their musicianship to another level, which has the potential to help them with their studies at higher levels and opened their eyes to career opportunities in musical theatre. Some of the students even used their musical performances in AIDA as part of their university applications.

It was really a fantastic learning experience for everyone.  Students learned about the process that is required to create a high-level production and involving the Facilities staff was an enormous benefit, because the more people that can contribute to the production, the better.
Lee Tisdall-McPhee, Head of Music, East.

The learning students take away from it….stays with them for the rest of their lives.

Bronwyn Bye, Head of Drama