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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.

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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

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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: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education at our second event Digital Learning and Disruption on Wednesday, 9 December. 
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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.

Personal and Social Education

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PSE

Personal Social Education (PSE) is how students come to understand themselves and their relationships with others. A foundational element of our programme, it is a key that unlocks learning in the other four elements of the Learning Programme.

With an ability to recognise and regulate their emotions, form friendships and work both independently and collaboratively towards goals, students use their learning in the PSE programme to become active, self-directed learners and individuals.

At the heart of our educational philosophy is the belief that we prepare students not just for university, but for life. It is the skills and qualities students develop, as much as the knowledge and understanding they gain, that will define the quality of the life they live. PSE underpins everything we do, so that students feel truly valued by the adults who are leading their learning. They develop the confidence to become the effective and committed agents for change needed to shape a better world.

Students experience the PSE programme through explicit learning opportunities, such as morning meetings, mentor or advisory time and PSE lessons. These opportunities also connect to Child Safeguarding, enabling students to understand their bodies and emotions as well as recognise and manage unsafe situations. Personal and social learning also takes place implicitly through our school culture, in the way we interact with each other, and how learning is structured for groups of students. Grade or school assemblies build a sense of community as well as reiterate our values. 

Our Wellbeing Principles underpin the creation of the environment based on the underlying concepts of an individual need for autonomy, connectedness and competence. We use these needs to cultivate a caring supportive school environment where our whole community can thrive and learning can take place. 

Personal and social learning also intentionally builds the skills and qualities of the UWCSEA profile by asking students to take an active role in everyday problem-solving, which reinforces the concepts of both the wellbeing and learning principles. 

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Personal and Social Education programme

Informed by our mission, values and educational goal, our Personal and Social Education programme underpins everything that we do, and reflects both the needs of our diverse student community and our location in Singapore.