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Our Educational Mission

The global mission of the United World College movement is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. At UWC Thailand, we aim to realise this mission by delivering a mindful, diverse education underpinned by our belief in the connection between a “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, and Healthy Body”. We utilise the International Baccalaureate curriculum as our academic foundation and employ world-class teachers to create an exceptional learning community.

A Mission-Centric, Mindful Education

Underpinning the IB framework, all UWC schools also share a common mission and set of values – at the centre of which is the creation of a deliberately diverse community. Learning in a diverse community helps create opportunities for students to appreciate multiple perspectives, to understand the power of collaboration and communication in all its forms, and to experience first-hand that our similarities far outweigh our differences.

In addition, UWC Thailand is considered UWC’s pioneer in embedding Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness (SEL&M) into our curriculum. Under the direction of our Mindfulness Mentor, our staff, students, and parents develop their ability to think and act mindfully using time and strategies inside and outside the classroom.

In addition to a united mission and common set of values, each UWC operates uniquely, with a distinct local and regional identity.




Our Educational Model

This diagram outlines the educational model at UWC Thailand, which balances five core areas of focus. We feel the synergies between this model and the IB curriculum help us to curate a robust yet flexible educational journey for our students. By fostering our students’ own desire for life-long learning and equipping them with a set of tools they can use to grow and succeed, UWC Thailand empowers students in order to tap into their greatest potential.


The school is a member of the IB Organization (IBO) and can therefore be called an IB World School. Preschool to Grade 5 students are members of the Primary Years Programme. The school is also authorised to deliver the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6 to 10), as well as the Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12).


SEL & Mindfulness

With the support of both Counsellors and our Mindfulness Mentor, UWC Thailand integrates key SEL and mindfulness-based practices into everyday teaching in order to establish a supportive and positive classroom climate.



The activities have been thoughtfully developed to complement the academic and experiential courses that students participate in during the school day, and to provide students with further opportunities to develop social relationships, build community, and develop their IB learner profile attributes.


Service Learning

Students begin to engage in service activities in our youngest grades; participating in beach clean-ups, campus-wide sustainability projects, and working within our local community to develop an understanding and a culture of giving back.


Outdoor Education

Learning at UWC Thailand extends well beyond the classroom; aiming to expose students to the incredible natural diversity of Phuket and beyond. The goal of EOTC is to foster an intrinsic enjoyment of outdoor pursuits that will last a lifetime.


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