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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.

Grade 7's learning from nature

Grade 7 Dover students biomimicry


I learned that nature has various elements that can be mimicked
in order to improve our world so that it has greater sustainability.
–Grade 7 Student Participant


In February, ‘biomimicry’ came to life on Dover campus. Over the course of a four day interdisciplinary workshop, 270
Grade 7 students participated in UWCSEA MIMIC MAKERS, an immersive biomimicry learning event. Students learned why
nature is an important tool when attempting to solve everyday problems, and explored creative, nature-based solutions to
sustainable problem solving.

Through guided thinking, teamwork, and support from guest speakers and workshop leaders, students were asked to identify
a problem and unpack it by applying biomimetic connections and using systems thinking. Working collaboratively in teams, students planned story maps to investigate workable solutions before tackling and prototyping their biomimetic design solutions. Experts, such as Stephane Laserre of B+H Architects, supported students’ learning by sharing models of his work in Singapore. Laserre brought a portable farm onto campus to demonstrate to students directly how small environments can mimic larger ecosystems to support plant growth.

The workshop culminated in a full day exhibition where the community was invited to see the designs and share feedback. One
creative design included developing an anti-slip paving tile inspired by frogs. Another team design included a water filtration
system inspired by Atlantic Menhaden and oysters. The five winning teams had the opportunity to enter their designs into the
Singapore Biomimicry Institute’s Youth Design Challenge.

Next year, Dover’s team hopes to inspire more biomimicry learning inside and outside the classroom, and expand the impact of
this creative sustainable thinking across the community.