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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 live the mission through their lives. Learn more.

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 Curriculum

Our concept-based currriculum 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.

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How to Apply

Our admissions process helps us to identify students who will benefit most from our learning programme. 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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Measuring Impact

The UWC mission requires us to measure our success througth the impact we have on students and the wider 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.

Expeditions

While our expedition programme starts in Grade 1 with a sleepover at school and culminates in Grade 11 with the independently planned Project Week, from the first week of kindergarten, regular opportunities are intentionally provided for students to explore the natural, growing, creative and social spaces of the outdoor environments on both campuses. On-campus activity is then extended through a range of field trips that encourage students to form connections in meaningful contexts within the wider Singapore landscape. Eventually, this extends to also include participation in the expedition programme.

Our expedition programme operates from an ethos of 'Challenge of Choice.' This principle refers to each participant's responsibility to choose their own level of risk-taking in the learning experience. Based on the belief that significant learning occurs when you push out of a known 'comfort zone,' our team also recognise that each person's experience will be different.

This encourages respect for one another, the skill of making one's own choices free of peer group pressure and promotes an experience where everyone contributes to each other's choices and self-esteem development.

COVID-19 impact

Note: the overseas expeditions programme was disrupted from February 2020 due to COVID-19. The 2020/2021 school year will feature a ‘hyper-local’ focus and deliver a specially-designed programme in Singapore. The student learning will continue, because the nature of our curriculum means that students are able to develop the knowledge and understanding, as well as skills and qualities of the UWCSEA profile, in the Outdoor Education programme in numerous settings. The overseas expeditions programme remains under review.

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K1–2

Weekly outdoor experiences on campus

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Grade 1

Overnight stay in their classroom and exploring the campus after dark

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Grade 2

Overnight camp at Singapore Zoo

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Grade 3

Three-day forest adventure in Gunung Ledang, Malaysia

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Grade 4

Four-day trip to Pulau Sibu in Malaysia

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Grade 5

Five-day adventure camp in Gopeng, Malaysia

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Grade 6

Five-day trip to Tioman Island in Malaysia

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Grade 7

Five-day coastal exploration in sea kayaks to Pulau Sibu, Malaysia

Middle School OED Chiang Mai

Grade 8

Ten-day continuous journey to Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Grade 9

Students join at least one of over 20 expeditions from trekking in Japan, Wales or Ladakh, to Tall Ship Sailing or Mountain Biking in Australia or even White Water kayaking in Nepal

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Grade 10 Foundation IB

Seven-day trip to Nan, Thailand (Dover) or six-day trip to Tioman Island, Malaysia

Note: IGCSE students do not have a compulsory scheduled expedition in this examination year

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Grade 11

Project Week—independently planned trips by small groups of students