Welcome to the passionate, engaging and effervescent UWCSEA. Please do stop reading if you’re looking for a one-dimensional exam factory, a by-the-numbers international school or a quiet escape from the world. There is no flag over our door. We are an unsectarian community of 90 nationalities, crackling and fizzing with life, and with no time for the narrow education offered by those living in fear of graphs and tables. “A single candle can light a thousand others without diminishing its own lustre,” said the Buddha. We agree. However, there is no question of compromise in any one area. Take academics for instance. The highest ranking universities in the world receive our students. Around 130 students score above 40 points in the IB Diploma each year. Hurrah. But for other students, a lower score and a new, exciting home other than Harvard or Oxford is an equal or even greater achievement. We do not hide that fact: we celebrate it. So hurrah again, only louder. We learn, reflect and grow on two campuses under the aegis of an unambiguous mission that delivers a values driven education. Five elements – academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social education and service – are fused so that students are equipped with the skills, ambition and compassion to impact ethically and significantly in a global context. A true measure of a school is not what its students are doing when they are 18: it is what have they have done when they are 80. We believe our students need the education we provide, but more than that, we believe the world needs our students. Do come and visit us. We’re a busy, happy, unique community, and you’ll be made very welcome.
UWCSEA has had an annual application cycle. This means that each September, families can apply for entry the following August. It’s not possible to put your name down years in advance, although you can visit us and/or sign-up on our list of interested families so we can let you know when applications open or open days are coming up each year..
Families complete a detailed online application profile, and submit detailed reports in English. Applicants in Grade 6 and above need to complete a handwritten student statement and may need to sit assessments. High School and all Boarding applicants are interviewed and participate in group forums with current students.
UWC South East Asia is a member of the UWC movement – a global collective of 15 schools and colleges who share a common mission. We share a strong commitment to the educational principles of Kurt Hahn, the German educationalist who founded the movement, as well as Round Square, Outward Bound and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We have a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world. This belief informs every aspect of the learning programme offered at UWCSEA. UWC mission The UWC movement makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWCSEA educational goal The UWCSEA goal is to educate individuals to embrace challenge and take responsibility for shaping a better world. UWCSEA ambition UWCSEA will be a leader in international education. We will have a worldwide reputation for providing a challenging, holistic, values-based education with an emphasis upon academic achievement, service to others, environmental stewardship, teamwork and leadership. Values The UWCSEA community expects members to: • be honest and act with integrity • avoid prejudice by developing views based on evidence, reasoning and understanding • be compassionate and morally responsible • embrace challenge in order to maximise their potential • help other people • take an interest in and enjoy friendship with people of all cultures and backgrounds • minimise their harmful impact on the environment Students, parents, staff, Board members and alumni are all considered to be part of the UWCSEA community. Please go to this link to read the Winter's Q+A for UWCSEA: http://www.wintersschoolfinder.com/articles/qplusa-uwcsea/