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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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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

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

Applications for 2024/2025

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

Careers

CAREERS

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.

East Campus Zero Waste Centre Reimagined

Zero waste centre on East Campus

When it comes to sustainability and zero waste at East Campus, it was made clear from the start that the solution would require a
hands-on approach. – Trisha, Grade 10 student

The Zero Waste Centre was built to be an outdoor environmental classroom where students take part in sustainability activities
as part of UWCSEA’s curriculum or services. The centre was intended to be a place where the community can drop off items to
be reused, upcycled or recycled. Over time, the focus and intention of the space became muddled, as the collection of waste and
unwanted items have overshadowed larger learning strategies.


This year, the East Sustainability Team led by Valentina Zuin and Jacyl Ware thought of an innovative, inclusive, and creative
approach to tackle the immense challenge of reconceptualizing the Zero Waste Centre, to better support the community’s waste
management needs.


Singapore’s design thinking facilitators Project X, led a two and half day creative design and research workshop where students,
parents, educators, Facilities and sustainability staff came together to shape a new vision and strategic plan for the Centre. Over
the engaging and immersive sessions, participants came together to find solutions on how we can all be better ‘stewards’ of the
Campus’ waste management practices.


During the full day workshops, students applied their classroom skills to sharpen their research and listening abilities, and learned
to apply design thinking to their solutions. As Grade 10 participant Graciella shared,

When it comes to finding solutions that help the environment and the Zero Waste Center, design thinking can be particularly useful because it helps to shift the focus from purely technical or scientific solutions to solutions that are more human-centred and user-friendly. I love the connections I am making with other teachers, peers, parents, and staff members during this programme, and love to know them even better during a collective effort to make our dreams for the Zero Waste Centre come true.

Through this experience, participants not only had the opportunity to work with a professional team to improve East Campus’ approach
to waste management, they were empowered to help shape and own environmental stewardship practices from the inside out, working
as part of the campus community. We look forward to following this story next year, to see what’s ahead for the Centre!