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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.

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.


Moving to an Inclusive and Diverse Society: The Role of Law

By Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law.
Mr Shanmugam's presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A with our live audience. View here


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

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Apply now for August 2023

We are welcoming applications for entry in the 2023/2024 school year. Learn more.

Support Us

UWCSEA Foundation Donor Celebration event

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.

Middle School (G6–8)

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Welcome to Middle School

Welcome to Middle School

Gretchen DePoint

Gretchen DePoint
Middle School Principal
East Campus

Welcome to our Middle School and thank you for your interest in our school.

We take great pride in supporting adolescent students (ages 11–14; Grades 6–8) to successfully navigate the transition from childhood into young adulthood. We do this by instilling a strong sense of belonging, along with providing increased opportunities for independence, responsibility, and resilience. Within our learning programme, students realise their individual potential through exploration and stretching beyond their comfort zone.

Our students are inquisitive, confident and always striving to learn within our supportive community. We encourage students to become involved fully in College life by actively participating in our challenging academic curriculum as well as the Activities, Outdoor Education, Personal and Social Education and Service programmes—all of which help them to develop the skills and qualities they will need in High School and beyond.

While the school day starts at 8am and ends at 3pm, the learning doesn't stop there. Whether it is Mathematics class, rugby practice, service at an elderly care facility or kayaking in Sibu, the learning opportunities are diverse and take place both inside and outside the classroom. UWCSEA teachers are from many cultures and backgrounds and are constant learners themselves with the students’ best interest always at heart. 

Please explore the wealth of information about our school on this website and in our admissions materials, and come visit us to see for yourself what makes UWCSEA special. We look forward to welcoming you.

Gretchen DePoint
Middle School Principal
East Campus

A day in our Middle School 

Learning in Middle School

This is a time of significant change in a student's intellectual, social and emotional development as they seek increased levels of independence and responsibility. Our school provides a supportive, safe and nurturing environment that recognises the unique developmental needs of Middle School students. We address the unique needs of this group through our holistic learning programme by providing opportunities for students to engage in a relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory learning programme.

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 22 students under the care of a teacher-mentor (who also teaches in the Middle and/or High School). Mentors meet with their mentor group for three 20-minute and two 40-minute sessions per week, and students experience many aspects of the learning programme in their mentor groups.


All students have a laptop equipped with College-supplied software, and access to on-campus helpdesk support. Our online learning platform is used by students and teachers to manage their work, collaborate and submit homework.

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School routine

School starts at 8am and finishes at 3pm, although many students will be involved in the Activities programme after school, and some may even be involved in sports training before school.

Students follow a weekly timetable consisting of 20 blocks of 75 or 80 minutes, with four blocks per day. English and Humanities is taught as a combined course in Grade 6, while Drama and Visual Arts, and Food and Nutrition and SEED are offered as half-yearly (semester) courses each year.

East Middle School Timetable Outline 

Middle School by the numbers

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