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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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Learning

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Learning.

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.

Community

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Students

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

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Scholars

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.

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Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here

Admissions

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Welcome

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

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September 2023 Learn more.

Careers

CAREERS

If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse community…Learn more.

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.

External assessment

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As well as the external (I)GCSE and IB Diploma examinations in the High School at the end of Grade 10 and Grade 12 respectively, UWCSEA gathers information on how student learning at UWCSEA compares against international norms in mathematical literacy, reading and writing.

We have implemented the International Schools Assessment (ISA) for all students in Grades 3–10 since 2015. The data gathered by the ISA is used to help monitor student achievement over time, better identify patterns, and to help us to monitor and modify our educational programme to ensure that it meets objective standards.

Importantly, individual reports on outcomes from the ISA are provided to parents. This report contains information about how an individual student compares against their peers at UWCSEA and in other international and national system schools. This is particularly important for families transitioning to other schools and curriculum systems. Some international schools use assessments developed for national education systems. However, as these are quite different in many areas and it can be hard for teachers and parents to know how different systems compare, we believe the ISA provides a more appropriate and useful benchmark.
 

What is the International Schools Assessment (ISA)?

The ISA is designed for students in international schools whose language of instruction is English. It covers Grades 3–10 and is based on the reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The ISA is designed and developed in Australia by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). In 2014 and 2015 more than 73,000 students from 360 international schools participated in the assessment.  

Please visit the websites of PISA and/or ACER for further information.