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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.

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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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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.

The OSU study: Guiding our learning principles into the future

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Supported by the Foundation in its final two years, the UWCSEA collaborative study with Oregon State University is heading into its last year in 2023/2024. The study began in 2015/16, and was designed to look at the long-term, incremental impact of UWCSEA’s Outdoor Education (OED) on UWCSEA’s Learning Programme and the skills and qualities we seek to develop in our students. It also seeks to measure the influence of OED on wellbeing characteristics such as grit, and connection with nature.

This year felt a particular buzz of activity as Outdoor Education programming saw a return post-pandemic. As Oli Sampson, Head of OED Dover reported at the start of this year, “We are excited to be returning to offering the sorts of programmes that Outdoor Education at UWCSEA is known for. We are supporting students to have experiences that develop skills, challenge, and build them up to be connected to themselves, each other, and most importantly to the natural world.”

Researchers Mike and Chris were also excited to get back to the trips, joining the Grade 9 students in Tioman. As Mike reflected,

Measuring [OED] post Covid will definitely have an impact. It’s going to take some time to re-capture the Covid lost years, not only because of the disconnect to these trips over time, but also from the side of recapturing expectations around student learning.” For this, Chris was quick to add that no matter the change due to the pandemic years, it was great to be able to get students back in nature: “You can’t be serious about sustainability unless you realise you live on planet earth – so it’s great to be back out there to see the
beauty in nature which is really important for the kids ... they need to learn again about the natural world and to start
thinking about it.

The Foundation looks forward to bringing you highlights from the final year of the OSU longitudinal study next year. For those who may have missed it, we invite you to read the “Stepping Stones to the Great Outdoors” article published in the December 2022 issue of Dunia, which shares insights OED from the student perspective.