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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.


Coming of Age in the Natural World: The Role of Outdoor Experiences in a Sustainable, Holistic Education

Over the past eight years, Drs. Gassner and Wolsko have been conducting a longitudinal investigation into the effects of the UWCSEA Outdoor Education programme on adolescents’ development and psychological well-being.

This presentation emphasizes the unique characteristics of learning outdoors, the critical importance of maintaining a multidimensional connection with nature in an ever-urbanizing world, and the powerful and enduring Outdoor Education experiences of students at UWCSEA. For more background on this work, see these UWCSEA Perspectives links:

A number of key research findings are highlighted from several years of focus groups, in-depth interviews, participant observations, and surveys with students in Grade 6 and up:

  • Consistent patterns of experience on outdoor expeditions facilitate positive social emotional development among students, as reflected in the UWCSEA profile
  • In turn, such positive development predicts higher psychological well-being and academic achievement
  • Resilience, social bonding, and connection with nature are among the most profound experiences realized in Outdoor Education at UWCSEA
  • Students who experience more connection with nature on their Outdoor Education expeditions report higher psychological well-being one and two years later
  • Students who demonstrate more resilience on their Outdoor Education expeditions report higher levels of grit one and two years later

The logistical challenges of maintaining an effective Outdoor Education programme during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the necessity of initiating local Singapore trips, have coincided with UWCSEA’s increased focus on deeply understanding and mitigating of the ecological consequences of travelling far and wide to experience the outdoors. With an eye on sustainability, this talk concludes by examining the trade-offs associated with exploring nearby nature versus accessing unique environments abroad.