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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.

Dover Academics

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 Navigating Learning in the 21st Century launch event on Thursday, 29 October. 
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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.

Service

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Service

Developing compassion and responsibility, our Service programme allows students to put our values into action as they engage in rewarding experiential learning opportunities guided by our service learning curriculum.

At the heart of the UWC mission, service enables students to actively contribute to resolving social and environmental problems, both locally and globally. When students deepen their understanding of why these problems exist, they realise that everyone can play a part in taking informed, purposeful action.

As students encounter significant, real-world issues, they have tangible opportunities to develop the mission competencies through sustained and intentional practice. Whether it be honing their skills as a communicator who can tailor messages to different audiences, or growing their commitment to care as they unite to create change together, our Service programme gives students the chance to develop as individuals who view themselves as changemakers. By having a sense of purpose and forming an emotional connection to issues, Service learning enables students to develop their sense of identity and agency. 

As students take action, they are asked to reflect on both the process and the outcome of their action. Importantly, this reflection provides them with multiple opportunities to develop their self identity as capable global citizens, who have agency and the ability to enact meaningful positive change in the world. 

Sustainability

Sustainable Development is a key standard in our Service programme. We have identified this as an area where we have perhaps the greatest opportunity to act, as well as learn to shape a better world. As a result, our service learning curriculum has been designed to provide hands-on learning experiences as we support the five pledges of the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda, which were launched with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Impact

Research has since proved the belief, fundamental to the UWC mission, that dedicated and regular service cultivates an ongoing commitment in students to take meaningful action in their community and beyond. The value of the Service programme to the organisations and the people that our students interact with can be measured in many ways. But the greatest impact is on our students, as they put their ideals and values into action and grow as compassionate people and active agents of change.

By having a sense of purpose and forming an emotional connection to issues, service learning enables students to develop their sense of identity and agency. 

Service in action

"There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion and there is attraction. You can preach at them: that is a hook without a worm. You can say ‘you must volunteer’; that is the devil. And you can tell them ‘you are needed.’ That hardly ever fails.” 
Kurt Hahn, Founder, UWC Movement

Service programme

All students are engaged in age-appropriate, service learning activities, linked directly to our K–12 curriculum, as well as to other elements of our UWCSEA learning programme. While the service interactions across our campuses are different, regardless of campus, school, grade or classroom, all students are striving in each of the three areas of learning identified in our service curriculum.

Service learning activities

Environmental initiatives: inspiring ecological literacy
Environmental initiatives: inspiring ecological literacy

Students develop practical permaculture skills as they design, implement and monitor initiatives that apply sustainable designs systems theory to enable the coexistence of humans and nature.

Pictured: installing a green wall on Dover Campus

Leadership: Building Agency
Leadership: Building Agency

Students develop their capacity to lead all aspects of the Service and Sustainable Development programme. This includes a number of opportunities for collaboration between school sections.

Pictured: High School students presenting Solar for East to Junior School peers, East Campus

Local Service: creating community in Singapore
Local Service: creating community in Singapore

Students build ongoing relationships with Voluntary Welfare Organisations and other community groups to understand, investigate and take informed action to help contribute to their community.

Pictured: Child@Street11 visiting the Dover Infant School

Environmental initiatives: developing conscious consumers
Environmental initiatives: developing conscious consumers

Students apply circular economy concepts to examine existing consumption patterns and theories of growth, to empower them with a sense of agency in making personal decisions and choices.

Pictured: Middle School SEED class, East Campus

Global Concerns: partnerships with overseas communities
Global Concerns: partnerships with overseas communities

Student-led partnerships with grassroots NGOs involve students researching, advocating, fundraising and taking informed direct action during Service trips and Grade 11 Project Week. 

Pictured: Epic Arts collaboration, East Campus

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Environmental initiatives: action for biodiversity

By embracing the complexity of natural systems, identifying threats and creating solutions to protect endangered species and ecosystems, students develop conservation and environmental stewardship skills.

Pictured: campus gardening service on Dover Campus

Focus Groups: Awareness and Advocacy
Focus Groups: Awareness and Advocacy

Students lead initiatives to raise awareness of human rights issues and social injustices. They advocate for sustainable solutions and inclusion.

Pictured: International Human Rights Day, East Campus

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