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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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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.


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The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. 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.


Singapore as a Nation State: Past, Present and Future.

By Mr Janadas Devan, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

Discover the fascinating evolution of 'Singapore as a Nation State, Past Present and Future' with Mr. Janadas Devan and our panel of UWCSEA students, connecting Singapore's historical roots and its present circumstances. View here


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A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

Applications for 2024/2025

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open on 1 September 2023 Learn more.



If you are as inspired by our mission to make education a force to unite people...Learn more.

Working at UWCSEA

We welcome applications from prospective colleagues who will contribute to our diverse community…Learn more.

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.

Amala (formerly Sky School)

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UWCSEA supports transformational education for refugee youth

From Syria to South Sudan to Myanmar and beyond, the plight of refugees continues to demand attention as one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. The numbers are daunting, with the UN estimating there are 65.6 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide. Among them are 22.5 million refugees, 50% of whom are under 18. The resulting educational needs are staggering: only 9% of refugees in low income countries are able to complete secondary education, and across all refugees a mere 1% go on to higher education.

In 2016, two UWC alumnae and then staff at UWC International, Polly Akhurst (UWC Atlantic ’06) and Mia Eskelund Pedersen (UWC Mahindra College ’07), began learning more about the tremendous gap in secondary education for young refugees. During the global UWC Congress in October that year, they heard the UWC Syria National Committee’s story of having to turn away more than 300 UWC scholarship applicants annually. With UWC educators, alumni, volunteers, and staff from around the world gathered in one place, Polly and Mia began talking with people about how it might be possible to address the secondary education needs of refugees.

A serendipitous meeting with UWCSEA East’s then Director of Teaching and Learning, Stuart MacAlpine, offered hope. When Polly and Mia asked him about whether he thought it might be possible to develop a secondary curriculum for refugee and displaced youth, Stuart quickly responded “yes”. UWCSEA’s multi-year curriculum articulation project and ongoing research had yielded both a robust K–12 concept-based curriculum and rich expertise in curriculum development among our educators. As one of UWCSEA’s curriculum experts, Stuart knew it was in fact possible to devise a tailored curriculum to meet the particular learning and community needs of young refugees.

Out of Mia and Polly’s passion and vision and these early conversations, Amala was born. Stuart served as the organisation’s pro bono Director of Education, leading the development of the curriculum and modules for a full 1,000-hour High School Diploma. 

Additional UWCSEA community members joined the cause as well, with numerous teachers volunteering to support curriculum development and ongoing student-led initiatives on each campus.

Our partnership with Amala (formerly Sky School)