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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.

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.

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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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.

Home Languages Programme

While the main language of instruction at UWCSEA is English, we are a multilingual community with a complex language profile. Our mission-driven admissions policy aims to bring together as diverse a community as possible with the aim of promoting intercultural understanding.UWCSEA offers a highly regarded Home Languages Programme (HLP) on both campuses, as well as the extension of the English as an Additional Language Programme in our Primary Schools.

The HLP is available to students from K1 to Grade 12 and provides a way for students  to maintain and develop literacy skills in a language spoken at home, but who do not study this language as part of the academic curriculum. Is not assessed in the same way as an academic subject.

HLP lessons are delivered by qualified native-speaker teachers in small group classes where students are taught with other learners of a similar age and ability. Our bespoke curriculum is written based on the learning objectives of our language curriculum

Classes support students to maintain and develop their literacy skills in their home language at age appropriate levels. Some home languages are offered until a 'home language' level course becomes available as part of the academic programme. 

In K1 to Grade 1, the focus is on maintaining or expanding exposure to a home language in an environment other than home. 

From Grade 2, we introduce a particular focus on developing the literacy skills of reading and writing. For older students, the programme is intended to assist them in maintaining a level of proficiency that may allow them (if desired) to move into academic classes in Middle or High School, including the option of School Supported Self Taught Language courses from Grade 9. It may also assist students who aim to study for a bilingual IB Diploma to maintain a level of language learning to access a relevant IBDP course.

Although the intent of the programme is the same, there are slight differences by campus, including the languages on offer, as these are subject to community demand. HLP classes are an additional cost.

For information on which languages may be offered as part of the Home Language Programme, and when these languages become part of the academic curriculum, please refer to our Languages information or contact Admissions. 

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