High School (G9–12)
Welcome to High School
High School Principal
Welcome to the High School at UWCSEA East Campus. We're so pleased that you are considering joining our school.
During the High School years (ages 14–18; Grade 9–12), students become fully autonomous learners with a well-formed and confident sense of their own identity. They learn the knowledge, skills and qualities that they need to successfully navigate the next stage of their learning, wherever that may be.
Our students are happy, engaged and appropriately ambitious. They are provided with opportunities and encouraged to embrace challenge, to consider our values and to engage in all elements of our learning programme. In doing so, we hope they will develop strong ethical leanings which will align wth our mission for peace and a sustainable future. We are very proud of them and the rich and vibrant community they create.
Our teachers are highly experienced subject specialists with a deep and diverse range of experiences from around the world. They bring passion, energy and expertise to the classrooms, sport pitches and expeditions, and cultivate staff-student relationships that are warm and supportive.
Whether joining us in Grade 9, Grade 10 or in Grade 11 for the two-year IB Diploma Programme, students study a broad range of subjects which give them the depth and breadth to both pursue a passion and keep their options open. Our new UWCSEA Grade 9 and 10 programme is an exciting development for our High School and we invite you to explore this alternative pathway to the IGCSE.
I encourage you to explore the school and UWCSEA's distinctive learning programme through this website, our admissions materials and if possible, by visiting our campus.
We look forward to welcoming you.
High School Principal, East Campus
A day in our High School
Learning in High School
At the heart of our educational philosophy is the belief that we prepare students not just for university, but for life. We believe that it is the skills and qualities students develop, as much as the knowledge and understanding they gain, that will define the quality of the life they live. In the High School, our focus on wellbeing assists our students in developing as self aware, resilient individuals who are well prepared for life after school, including for university. Underpinning our programme are regular opportunities for self-development and reflection through the supportive personal and social education programme.
Our High School students are surrounded by a team of caring and supportive adults who know them personally. At the start of each academic year, all students are placed in a mentor group of around 16 students under the care of a teacher-mentor (who also teaches in the High School). Mentors meet with their mentor group at the start of each day, and students experience many aspects of the learning programme in their mentor groups.
We provide a range of important support options and role models for our students in their journey through High School. A student’s teacher-mentor is part of a team that is led by the High School Vice Principal and the Heads of Grade. The Head of Grade for each year level works with mentors, who are responsible for the overall welfare of their students with an overview of both academic progress and social and emotional needs.
Students who value themselves and others and who are willing to commit to the ideals of the UWC movement will gain enormously from our High School learning programme.
Appropriate use of technology is integrated into each class as a tool to facilitate learning. All students have a laptop equipped with College-supplied software and access to on-campus helpdesk support.
University and career guidance
Our university advising and career guidance programme provides students with advice and access to tools; helping them to gauge potential for future studies and possible career paths that will best suit them. These are explored as part of the PSE programme in mentor time and during grade-level assemblies as part of the process of advising.