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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.

Service Learning Journey

All students are guided through a systems-based five-stage service learning model as part of a framework in which they learn how to take effective action. Guided by teachers and our service partners, students investigate the needs of our partner organisations and the community they serve in order to create a considered response that will answer the organisation's needs. 

Students are then guided through opportunities to implement and review their plan for improvements. The final step is to share their learnings with their peers and the wider community with the intent of stimulating further investigation in order to continue their contribution, or to inspire others to build on their previous work.

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Step 1

Investigation

Students identify individual interests and skills they can offer to service partners, and research the systemic issues that impact their chosen cause.

This can include desk and field research, with students learning more about our partner organisations through online research, guest speakers and site visits for observation and interviews.

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Step 2

Preparation

Students receive any training in skills they may have identified in their initial investigation step, and write age-appropriate service learning goals for their planned course of action. UWCSEA has developed a framework and template to help students with setting goals and measurable targets.

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Step 3

Action with value meaning and purpose

Students enact their plans, taking pause at the six-week mark to complete a SWOT analysis in order to measure progress against their targets and identify areas for improvement and/or additional resources or skills required.

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Step 4

Reflection

At the end of the planned service programme, students review their goals, obtain feedback from our service partners and reflect on their journey. Part of the process identifies further questions and considers improvements for the service activity.

This reflection often leads to renewed—or new—action.

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Step 5

Demonstration

Students solidify their learning through demonstration, which can include: sharing their stories in person; through presentations to friends, peers and family; blogs, multimedia and vlogging; learning journals and news stories. 

All of these activities raise awareness of the impact of service and inspire others to take action to make a positive contribution to their own communities.