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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.

Impact Research

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Impact Research

As a learning community, we value research as an important part of our work. Many staff members are involved in independent research and our teachers, leaders and administrative staff are contributing to global conversations in their areas of expertise. The purpose of our research is to inform action and help us to improve the educational experience for our students.

With this in mind, UWCSEA has commissioned two important pieces of research to investigate key aspects of our learning programme. Through these longitudinal studies, we hope to identify some of the key strengths of our programme that are most effective for student learning and fulfilment of our mission. By working with expert partners at Harvard University and Oregon State University, we intend that the findings of both studies will inform not only the UWC(SEA) learning programme but the wider world of education in general, and international education in particular. 

The two studies are as follows:

  • An Impact Study, in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This study, led by Howard Gardner as Principal Investigator, is investigating the impact(s) of a UWC education on both current and former students (including how that compares to the impact of non-UWC educational institutions), and the impact of the UWC movement on the wider world. 
  • A study of UWCSEA Outdoor Education programme, most particularly how the expeditions in Grades 6–11 contribute to the development of the qualities and skills of the UWCSEA profile. Many components of the profile (e.g., resilience, creativity, self-awareness) correspond directly with the traits and abilities identified by contemporary psychological research as predictive of long-term achievement and life satisfaction (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). The study is being conducted by faculty researchers at Oregon State University, Dr Michael Gassner and Dr Christopher Wolsko, who are experts in the fields of experiential education and social psychology. 

You can read more about the individual research below.