UWC South East Asia

UWCSEA is a mission-driven school with a passionate belief in the importance of education as a force for good in the world. Our learning programme weaves academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social education, and service into a world class education from K1 leading to the IB Diploma.

Every year, everyone has the opportunity to join the vibrant international community on one of UWCSEA’s two campuses in Singapore, as the College introduced a ‘no waitlists annual application cycle in 2012. Applications open 12 months in advance of an academic year for entry into K1 to Grade 11, including boarding for Grade 8 and up.

UWCSEA is a not-for-profit organisation and one of 15 UWC schools and colleges located around the world.

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Essential Information
Telephone
+65 6775 5344 (Dover), +65 6305 5344 (East)
Fax
+65 6778 5846 (Dover), +65 6305 5345 (East)
Type
Preschool, Primary, Secondary
Grades
Kindergarten 1 - Grade 12 (4-18 years)
Starting Age
4
Curriculum
IBDP, Reggio Emilia, IGCSE, bespoke UWCSEA developed K-12 curriculum incorporates the requirements of the High School external examining bodies
Year Founded
1971
Language of Instruction
English
Foreign Languages Taught
Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Maximum Student Population
Dover Campus: 3,010 and East Campus: 2,580
Current School Population
Preschool: Dover Campus 286 / East Campus 352
Primary / Elementary: Dover Campus 660 / East Campus 660
Secondary / High: Dover Campus 2,060 / East Campus 1,566
Maximum Class Size
22
School Hours
4 years old: 08:00 - 14:00
7 years old: 08:00 - 14:45
11 years old: 08:10 - 15:00
15 years old: 08:10 - 15:00
Demographic Breakdown
Dover Campus: India 20%, UK 18%, Singapore 9%, USA 9%, Australia 7%, Korea 6%, Japan 3%, Canada 3%, Netherlands 3%, Malaysia 2%, Others 20% (62 nationalities)

East Campus: India 22%, UK 20%, USA 10%, Australia 8%, Singapore 6%, Japan 4%, Korea 3%, Malaysia 2%, France 2%, Canada 2%, Others 20% (55 nationalities)
Nationality Restriction
None
EduTrust Certified
Exempt
Teacher to Student Ratio
4 - 6 Years Old: 1:10.6 Kindergarten 1 - Grade 1
7 - 10 Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades - 2 to 5
11 - 14 Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades 6 to 8
15+ Years Old: 1:10.6 Grades 9 to 12
Qualification Type
(I)GCSE's, IBDP
Admissions Interview
Yes
Facilities
Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Olympic-size Swimming Pool, Sports Field, Gymnasium, Play Areas/Playground, Sports Courts, Theatre Facilities, Music Room, Art Studio, Science Lab, Library, Boarding Facilities, Cafeteria

Medical clinics staffed by registered nurses - both campuses have a dedicated Primary Clinic located in the Primary School.

24-hour security service
Integrated IT facilities including campus-wide wireless networks, central IT helpdesk for students
Specialist technology such as iPads and Macbooks available in all Primary classrooms
Digital Literacy Coaches to support teachers in integrating technology into the classrooms
Dedicated Design and Technology workshops, including Makerspace facilities on both campuses
Food technology facilities (linked with canteen on East Campus)
Art facilities include dark rooms, ceramics studio, large-format and 3D printers
High and low ropes course (Dover Campus)
Climbing walls
Learn-to-swim pools
Tennis Courts (Dover Campus)
Blackbox theatre and other dedicated performance spaces
Dance studios
CrossFit training room, boxing equipment (East Campus) and fully-equipped conditioning gyms
Two libraries on each campus (Primary and Secondary) equipped as state-of-the-art resource centres
Dedicated age appropriate playground areas for Infant, Junior and Middle School students
Music facilities include recording studios, practice rooms, Instrumental Teaching Programme and instrument hire, Gamelan orchestra equipment

East Campus has a Gold Award for universal and accessible design.
Term Dates
https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/term-dates

2018/2019
Term 1: 13 August-14 December
Mid-term break: 6-21 October
Term 2: 7 January - 29 March
Term 3: 15 April - 21 June

2019/2020
Term 1 starts Monday, 19 August 2019
What Sets This School Apart

Our students bring together a diversity of experience, cultures and passions to create a unique learning environment that sets them on their chosen path. Our concept-based curriculum brings the world's best practice to a K-12 education which takes into account the requirements of external examinations in (I)GCSE in Grade 10 and the IB Diploma in Grade 12. The learning programme reaches far beyond academics to ensure our students are developing the qualities and skills required to success in life beyond UWCSEA.

UWCSEA graduates join an alumni community spread around the globe - and who remain in touch with our current students to provide support and advice as they decide their future paths. Our graduates have been accepted to come of the worlds most respected universities and colleges in a wide range of disciplines and continue to contribute to their communities in impactful ways that reach far beyond career and personal success.

Exciting New Developments

A home language programme is now available for students on both campuses from K1.

Native speakers can elect to take ‘home language’ (mother tongue) classes after school with a qualified teacher in small group tuition after school. In the past these languages have been offered: Bahasa Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, French, German Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, portuguese, Spanish, Swedish. Costs depend on the number of students enrolled.

Some of these languages are then offered as options in the academic curriculum in the Middle and High School.

School Culture
UWCSEA is an extraordinary community in which there never seems to be a moment where something isn’t happening. Whether in the classroom, taking part in service activities, on the sports field, on expedition, on the stage or in the playground, there is a feeling of vibrancy, dynamism and warmth.

Visitors to the College are often struck by the quality of the relationships between students and staff. These are based on mutual respect, and this without doubt goes some way to explain the College’s outstanding academic results. However, academic results are only part of what we do, and our equal commitment to other areas including service, outdoor education, activities and the well-being of our students through our personal and social education programme, is what helps to make UWCSEA who we are.
Financial Information
Annual Tuition Fee
K1–G1: $38,685
G2–G5: $38,985
G6–G10 (I)GCSE: $44,820
G10 FIB, G11, G12: $46,350
Application Fee
2018/2019 school year applicants $410 for a Day Student applying to one campus, $820 for a dual campus application, $550 for a boarding application 2019/2020 school year applicants $615 for a Day Student applying to one campus, $1230 for a dual campus application, $825 for a Boarding application
Application Fee Refundable
No
Admission / Enrolment Fee
2018/2019 school year enrolments
$3,210

2019/2020 school year enrolments
$4,900
Deposit
N/A
Building / Facility / Development Fee
N/A
Parents Association Fee
$30
Other Fees
Development levy, per student: $7,890 first year; $3,960 second and all subsequent years

Outdoor expeditions (compulsory grade-level trips): Grade 1 overnight in classroom $6; Grade 2 Singapore Zoo $170; Grade 3 Johor Bahru $500; Grade 4 Sibu $760; Grade 5 Gopeng, Malaysia $760.00–955.00; Grade 6 Tioman $665; Grade 7 Sibu $755; Grade 8 Chiang Mai $2,400; Grade 9 offers a range of over 20 options $800-5,000; Foundation IB (if joining UWCSEA in Grade 10) $1,000-2,000; Grade 11 Project Week $1,000

Examination fees: Grade 10 (I)GCSE $1,200; Grade 12 IB Diploma $1,300

Boarding, available for Grades 8-12: $35,910 per year, includes amenities fund
Discounts
For families making application for three or more children for August 2019 entry, the Enrolment fee (upon successful application) will be discounted as follows: 25% reduction for the third child; 50% reduction for the fourth and subsequent children.
Programs Available
Extra Curricular Activities
Most activities are included in the tuition costs.

Examples include:
Sports - 18 representative sports (; recreational and development opportunities from Kindergarten 1 in additional sports
Performing arts - theatre, dance and drama both on-stage and off-stage including lighting, costume, stage, sound and set design
Visual arts - mixed media, photography, painting, drawing and ceramics
Music - individual lessons (including instrument hire) and ensembles for all abilities and interests from Grade 2
Leadership – Model United Nations, debating, Student Council (Junior, Middle and High School), Sports Council, Global Concerns Executive, Alumni Council
Special interest examples - journalism and photojournalism, Lion Dance, coding, Minecraft and other specialist applications, film making, chess, doll making, Chinese story-telling, Chinese culture and character-writing
Environment - gardening, re-afforestation (sapling raising in conjunction with Singapore Botanic Gardens), awareness and recycling initiatives, animal welfare and habitat awareness and more
Service - College, local in Singapore and global through Asia and further afield – projects include action and awareness raising as well as student-initiated fund raising
Enrichment Activities
From K1 on, native speakers can elect to take ‘home language’ (mother tongue) classes after school with a qualified teacher in small group tuition after school. In the past these languages have been offered: Bahasa Indonesian, Danish, Dutch, French, German Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, portuguese, Spanish, Swedish. Costs depend on the number of students enrolled. Some of these languages are then offered as options in the academic curriculum in the Middle and High School. Activities to support students to practice their Chinese language skills are also offered in the Primary School.
Pastoral Care
Yes
Special Needs Support
Yes
English as a Second Language
https://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/term-dates

2018/2019
Term 1: 13 August-14 December
Mid-term break: 6-21 October
Term 2: 7 January - 29 March
Term 3: 15 April - 21 June

2019/2020
Term 1 starts Monday, 19 August 2019
CONTACT INFO

Website: http://www.uwcsea.edu.sg/

Contact Number: +65 6775 5344 (Dover), +65 6305 5344 (East)

Email Address: admissions@uwcsea.edu.sg

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UWC South East Asia East Campus Tampines Singapore

UWC South East Asia East Campus Tampines Singapore