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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.

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 in the lead up to our 50th anniversary year. 
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Admissions

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Welcome

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

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. 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.

Gretchen DePoint

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Gretchen has been an international educator for the last sixteen years and is joining UWCSEA East as the new Middle School Principal this August 2021. Most recently, she spent the last twelve years, eight of which as the MS Principal, in a large values-driven international school in Bangkok, Thailand, and four years in Israel. Before moving overseas, Gretchen taught Middle and High school art and special education for eight years in a diverse community in Upstate NY. Additionally, she has loved coaching both Girls and Boys Middle School and Varsity football (soccer) over the years.

Gretchen holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Special Education from Pratt Institute, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Dayton. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at East Carolina University.

Gretchen is passionate about the value of middle years education and strives to build developmentally appropriate and equitable learning environments that foster intellectual and social-emotional development. She enjoys working with colleagues through professional development around assessment practices, standards-based reporting, and providing personalized learning opportunities for students to discover their true passions through exposure, exploration, and experiences. Gretchen also keeps connected to the art realm as an IB Visual Arts Examiner.

As a parent of three children with various strengths and passions, she understands the desire to foster resilience and inclusion, to develop happy young adults with transferable skills that can give back to the community. Gretchen thoroughly enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, a committed life-long educator, and their children traveling, swimming, eating, boating, or playing various sports. 
 

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