About Wellington College International

Pioneering education to help serve and shape a better world.


Wellington College International shares the purpose of Wellington College to pioneer in education to serve and help shape a better world. For WCI this means maximising educational opportunities for young people around the world, and building greater cultural dialogue, respect and understanding, both within our schools and far beyond.


Wellington College International is fundamentally committed to working with partners who share our vision to found distinctive and authentic Wellington College schools of outstanding educational quality in key global locations.

Partnerships in Excellence

Our partners in China, Thailand, India and Singapore, and our partners of the future, are all dedicated to the cause of education. We build together an incredible network of schools that share best practice, collaborate together providing global education and cultural opportunities, and deliver on the Wellington purpose set out originally by Royal Charter in 1853.

Educational Development and Opportunities

WCI has a vision to maximise educational opportunities for young people around the world through our schools’ network, our broader education leadership and social impact initiatives. WCI is a key contributor to The Bridge, the centre for educational research, development and professional learning at Wellington College. All our international schools will contribute to, collaborate with, and benefit from the educational development and learning from The Bridge and this supports us in delivering on our vision.

The Festival of Education was founded by Wellington College in 2010 and is now powered by Wellington College International.  EdFest seeks to celebrate the cause of education, and lead in the education debate and impact by providing a platform for all teachers to engage in contemporary education thinking, bringing forward the strongest ideas and professional development to continuously evolve and improve teaching for tomorrow’s learners.

EdFest is now hosted in China, Thailand and the USA to bring together both international and local teaching professionals to ensure those who inspire can find their own inspiration. WCI will continue to support the expansion of EdFest to become the leading global Education Festival serving both local and global education advancement.

Broad Social Impact

A wide education impact well beyond the boundaries of all our schools is delivered above and beyond the bursaries and scholarships that have underpinned our school since its inception.  Internationally, all our schools work with local communities and join regional education networks to support teaching quality and education debate and advancement across their regions.

Cultural Connection

WCI is dedicated to the cause of building greater dialogue, respect and understanding both within our schools and beyond. We seek to develop a network of outstanding Wellington College International schools that connect our cultures, with a focus on developing a global outlook and understanding in all Wellingtonians. To facilitate this connection our international schools organise student and teacher exchange programmes, teacher secondments, summer schools, collaborative projects and competitions, and knowledge and expertise sharing opportunities.