Mobile Navigation

Mobile Offcanvas Triggers

Breadcrumb

Mega Nav Images

About Us

AboutUs Thumbnail

About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
Learn more.

Drama

Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives. 
Learn more.

Learning

East HS Academics 03

Learning

A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

Dover IS Academics

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.

Community

Dover PSE MS Community Building

Students

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

East Boarding Scholars 28

Scholars

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

Admissions

East Boarding Scholars 05

Welcome

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

Dover Academics

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

Dover Activities JS IDEAS Hub

Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

Junior School gardening UWCSEA East Campus

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. 
Learn more and RSVP.

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.

UWCSEA Foundation Mikael and Luuk

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.

Primary School (G2–5)

East JS Academics

Welcome to Junior School

Welcome to Junior School

Pauline Markey

Pauline Markey
Primary School Principal

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your family. UWCSEA is a diverse and vibrant community and a very special place to learn and grow. We are confident that your family would feel settled and a valuable part of our community very quickly after joining us.

We are an international community with a diversity of experience, cultures and passions and our learning programme reflects this. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with such incredible children who love their time at school. They are very supportive of one another and make the most of the opportunities they are given to learn, explore and grow. 

Junior School students (ages 7–11; Grades 2–5) participate fully in all five elements of the UWCSEA learning programme with abundant opportunities to explore and extend themselves beyond the challenging and inquiry-based academic programme. We encourage students to experience a breadth of exciting opportunities, so that as they progress through the school, they may discover a ‘passion' that they can nurture and actively engage in as they grow.  The Primary School years are a truly exciting and crucial stage in their education and we aim, in partnership with parents, to make it a successful one for every individual.

The Primary School is made up of the Infant School and Junior School. Like the Infants, the Junior School is organised into smaller teams (grades) to ensure that students feel welcome and supported. Junior School students have access to an increased number of specialist teachers, with specialist lessons in Art in addition to Physical Education (PE), Music and Languages. The Junior School students begin the school day at 8am and finish at 3pm, one hour later than the Infant School.

We trust that you will enjoy learning more about the school and the UWCSEA learning programme through this website, our admissions materials and by visiting campus, if possible. We are excited to welcome your family to our wonderful community.

Pauline Markey
Primary School Principal

A day in our Junior School 

Learning in Junior School

Each student is intentionally surrounded by a team of caring adults who know them personally and with whom they feel safe. We have carefully planned orientation and settling-in routines to help our new students adjust to their new environment and get to know their peers, and units of study at the start of the year are designed to help them settle into our community. 

Students have access to an increased number of specialist teachers, with specialist lessons in Art in addition to Physical Education (PE), Music and Languages. Students stay in their class groups for lessons in specialist subjects, but are taught in dedicated classrooms and facilities by specialist teachers in Physical Education (PE), Music and Art.  

Technology

The use of technology to enhance student learning is deeply embedded in the Junior School, and we provide an appropriate device for all primary aged students to use in the classroom. This is a tablet for the youngest students, moving to a laptop in the older primary grades. Students use individual iPads or laptops , which stay in the classroom and are not brought home.

Parent partnership

We encourage parents to be as connected as possible to their child’s experience in school, and provide several opportunities to meet with the teacher through the course of the school year. A grade-level blog outlines the areas of focus and gives parents a window into their child’s learning, as do online portfolios created by each student during the year. 

School routine

The day begins at 8am and lessons end at 3pm, although many students join activities until 4.30pm. While periods can vary in length according to the time of day and the day of the week, the average length is approximately 40 minutes per period. 

East Junior School Timetable Outline

Junior School by the numbers

Explore the possibilities offered by our education like no other