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UWC Maastricht

UWC Maastricht

Discusworp 65, Maastricht, 6225 XP, Netherlands

+31 432 410 410


admissions@uwcmaastricht.nl

www.uwcmaastricht.nl

UWC Maastricht
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 2009
Status State
Head of College Mr Lodewijk van Oord
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 902
Two-year fee: €62,000 (scholarships available)
Average Class Size 16
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Maurice Tonnaer & Pete Killham
MYP Coordinator Lucy Ferreira
Associations IB,CIS,ECIS

Introduction

In addition to the highly recognized International Baccalaureate curriculum, UWC Maastricht is a multicultural school that hosts students from more than 100 different nationalities. The school operates within the Dutch public educational system and is subsidized by the Dutch government. It is formed to serve both the needs of the Maastricht international community and the students chosen by the UWC national committee system.

Inside the Classroom

At age 4, children can start their education at UWC Maastricht. The Primary Curriculum (until 11 year) is composed of a variety of subjects, at various levels of English language proficiency. After primary school UWC Maastricht offers the IB-Middle Years Programme (11-16 year-olds) in which students are encouraged to become critical and reflective thinkers. For 16-18 year-olds, UWCM applies the IB Diploma Programme Curriculum. Alongside the IB standard courses, the school offers Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, World Arts and Cultures, Global Politics, Visual Arts, Film and Music.

Outside the Classroom

UWC Maastricht has designed a social impact programme including action-oriented courses, social entrepreneurship and community service projects. The students develop the skills and attitudes needed to be active participants in society, to identify problems and injustices wherever they exist. They design a local Project Week providing service to the Maastricht community, they organise and lead conferences and they learn to engage critically with the world around them. Because the students come from all over the world and many different backgrounds, there are unique insights and always interesting discussions.

Campus and Facilities

UWCM campus is located in a very green and leafy part of Maastricht, close to the city centre. The site is surrounded by sports fields, a nature reserve and modern housing. Students live on residences across three buildings consisting of three floors, each comprised of six rooms. Every room hosts four students, of different nationalities, so it is a lively setting. Each floor has a common room, study room, laundry room and kitchenette and is supported by a Residence Mentor who lives in an apartment adjacent to the floors.

Admission

Day student applications for Primary and Secondary must meet the requirements of the Dutch Law on International Education. Residential IB Diploma students are recruited through UWC's National Committee system (NC) or through the UWC Global Selection Programme.