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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.

Focus Groups

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Students in Middle and High School partner with local and global organisations to organise awareness and advocacy campaigns to combat human rights issues and address social justice. While some of these groups have links with grassroots NGO’s, all work through advocacy towards sustainable solutions and inclusion for their chosen issue, topic or partner.

These groups meet weekly at lunchtimes and provide an opportunity for students to both learn about and to take action to support their chosen cause. Students are asked to sign up for a full year, so that they can gain an in-depth understanding of the issues facing their organisation. 

Past campaigns organised by these student-led groups have focused on the refugee crisis, gender equality and period poverty, LGBTQ+ rights and HIV AIDS de-stigmatization.

Focus Groups in action

There are currently six active Focus Groups at the College.

Focus Group Because I Am
Because I Am

East Campus

Because I Am (BIA) is a forum for the discussion of contemporary gender issues in the world. By challenging male and female stereotypes and questioning ‘gender norms’, our students BIA strive to change how gender is talked about in day-to-day conversations.

While the BIA Focus Group has a core mission, it has a fluid identity. The group is not tied to a grass-roots NGO, but rather a call for shared empathy and understanding to come together in discussion and action.

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Equality

East Campus

Equality Focus Group is centered on LGBTQ+ issues, with an overall purpose to forge an accepting and understanding space within our school for members of the LGBTQ+ community, while focusing discussion on LGBTQ+ issues at a college and local level as well as on an international scale. 

The group is a safe space for discussion, dedicated to making the world a welcoming place for LGBTQ+ individuals. Students work towards this goal by encouraging outward support for LGBTQ+ students and teachers, and fostering opportunities for discussion. The group organises a Pink Dot event on campus each year, where Middle and High School students are encouraged to wear pink to school in a show of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Generation. Education. Period. (G.E.P)

East Campus

The G.E.P. group has three overarching goals: 

• raising awareness about period poverty 
• working to end menstrual shaming
• promoting sustainable sanitary products

The group addresses issues that are important because countless women around the globe experience this, regardless of geographic location or even socio-economic status. 

As part of a journey which has seen them research and test a number of options, students have recently partnered with Freedom Cups, a business in Singapore that sells menstrual cups and also donates them in Lesser Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs). Because of their take-up in Singapore and likely acceptance in the target communities, and the sustainable nature of this option (made of medical-grade silicone, each cup can be reused for 15 years), the students have organised for the promotion and sale of Freedom Cups in the College Shop.

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Knit-a-Square

East Campus

Knit-a-Square takes a hands-on approach to improving the well-being of children affected by HIV and AIDS in South Africa. The group is a part of a larger, global initiative that sends hand-knitted or crocheted squares to the charity, Knit A Square (KAS). They also strive to educate, and involve the UWCSEA community in their mission to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS, through an annual Knit-A-Thon event. 

The long-term focus for this group is centred around addressing SDG 3: Good health and well-being and SDG 10: Reduced inequalities. 

Focus Group Amala
Amala (formerly Sky School)

East Campus

Amala, formerly known as Sky School, is a global high school for refugees who want to change the world. Two UWC alumni, who met while working on the UWC international office at one of the heights of the crisis in Europe, launched Sky School in 2016. It has since grown to provide education for refugees living in refugee camps in six countries. 

Amala launched their full diploma programme in June 2020, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of refugees. The diploma programme comprises 10 courses and over 1000 hours of learning, taught through combination of both online platforms and in-person sessions with facilitators on the ground. 

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Voice with Refugees

East Campus

Started in 2015, Voices with Refugees stands for and with those whose words might go unspoken. The aim is to raise awareness and advocate for refugee rights and all human rights around the world. Students have the opportunity to discuss, research and take action on issues of importance where disempowered groups have been denied a voice. 

Students also host annual events, the most well known being Write for Rights, a 24-hour writing marathon in which we write letters to different heads of state and leaders about human rights abuses in their respective regions. Together, students aim to connect with and give a voice to refugees and marginalised groups all across the world.