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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.

Libraries and Resource Centres

The UWCSEA libraries are central to the learning focus of the school and serve the whole community.

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Each campus has both a Primary and a Secondary library, designed and resourced to provide support for the academic curriculum, serve as a place for collaboration and self-directed learning, and of course to promote broad reading as important and pleasurable. For students visiting during break time, board games are also available to borrow.

The libraries are flexible spaces that welcome the whole UWCSEA community to study, collaborate, and connect. The Primary Library on each campus serves K1-Grade 5, while the Secondary library serves Middle and High School students in Grades 6–12. 

These dynamic spaces all offer a stage area used to host visiting authors and speakers and to project live broadcasts of news events. 

Our libraries also have classroom and collaboration rooms and spaces which are available for booking by students, staff and other community groups, for example UWCSEA parent book groups. This includes larger flexible classrooms that feature movable furniture, windows and dry erasable writing surfaces which facilitate a variety of learning strategies. There are also a number of smaller collaboration rooms for video conferencing, group work, and meetings. 

Research and information literacy programme

Our Teacher Librarians have developed and help to deliver a K–12 research and critical literacy programme to provide our students with robust research-based critical and digital literacy skills to support their success across our learning programme. 

In age-appropriate ways, students use these resources as they are guided by classroom teachers, mentors and the Teacher Librarians to develop their skills in planning, conducting and reporting research. Students  guidance on key topics such as finding, evaluating and citing sources, plagiarism, and making the best use of the extensive online bibliographic tools we make available for them. 

We have developed online Research Hubs for Primary, Middle and High School students to support this programme and provide access to self-directed learning if desired.

Collections and online resources

In each library, our collections are organised into age-appropriate collections of fiction, non-fiction, world languages and academic texts. 

Each library has its own online catalog, which can be searched individually or as a group, using the Follett Destiny software. This physical collection on each campus hosts well over 26,000 books, and this is extended by access to extensive online resources, which are shared between the campuses using the Libguides toolkit. These digital resources are provided in a variety of formats to support learners across the College, which include databases, audio, ebooks, newspapers and magazines and film.

A catalogue of up-to-date text books, which the College maintains and issues to students to support their academic programme in Middle and High School, is also managed out of the main library.

Primary School

Each Primary Library is organised into sections appropriate for Infant and Junior School students - although students are welcome to browse across the whole collection.

Students visit the library each week during class time to borrow books, and have access to age-appropriate online resources such as audio books, news and ebooks at appropriate times in their classrooms. 

Classrooms are stocked with an ever-changing collection of library books.

Middle School

The dedicated Middle School collection includes genres and authors appealing to the age-group, and topical collections are showcased in regularly changing displays to make it easier for students to find books of interest and discover new authors in their prefered genre. 

Students visit the library as they start to explore skills in planning, conducting and reporting research, as well as learn in more detail about topics such as citing and plagiarism. 

Each mentor/advisory room also has a classroom library selection, and many mentor groups begin the day with a period of self-selected reading at some point in the year. 

High School

Our High School collections features a range of genres and resources which are reviewed and replenished regularly. Because of the breadth of our academic programme in the High School, our students have access to a broad range of specialist books which both support the courses offered in the academic programme but also spark intellectual curiosity and encourage exploration. 

In addition to flexible collaborative learning spaces that support group work, each library provides dedicated silent study spaces for High School students. These areas are naturally lit, fostering increased productivity and attention. 

Each mentor room also has a selection of fiction and non-fiction books as a classroom library, and many mentor groups begin the day with a period of self-selected reading for at least some part of the year.