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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

Applications for 2024/2025

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



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.

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.


Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series

Join our KMSS sessions as we engage as a community with leading thinkers and conversation shapers from Singapore. 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.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

While the language of instruction in our learning programme is English, we welcome learners with a wide range of languages and language experience.

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Our College mission is reflected in the deliberate diversity supported by our Admissions Policy. We understand that language learning can further our mission and have worked to identify ways in which we can support linguistic diversity in our community through our K–12 programme.

We enrol EAL learners from K1 to Grade 12 and all teachers support students in acquiring the language skills they need to thrive as learners. For our youngest students this means supporting them to develop literacy skills together with their classmates, and employing strategies to support them in their classrooms. 

Formal EAL instruction is available for students in Grades 1 to 12. These classes are delivered by a specialist teacher. They are designed to support learners who have had less exposure to English, or who speak English as a second, third or even fourth language. The goal of the classes is for students to acquire skills in English that support their academic learning and their ability to use English fluently and accurately in general communication. 

The goal is for students to transition out of the EAL programme as they move up the school; the time that they take to do this relies on a number of interrelated factors. Some students are in EAL for one or two terms only; others require a year or two of instruction.

In addition to this instruction, there is some provision, based on needs, for extra, individual EAL support. In some cases, EAL teachers work with EAL learners in classes from other areas of the curriculum. 

Depending on the campus and grade of the students, some EAL learners will take a Language other than English (LOTE); others will have their EAL lessons in a time when their classmates are taking their LOTE class. More details are provided below.

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Factsheet: English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Joining our EAL programme

We welcome EAL applications from students of all ages . While places are limited based on the number of students who we can effectively cater to in each grade, we thoughtfully consider all EAL applications.

More information for EAL applicants