Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
Nelson Mandela

About us

UWC Maastricht is one of the youngest UWC schools and unique in the movement as the only state-supported whole school, educating children from Pre-Kindergarten through high school. Our diverse student body boasts representation from over 100 countries and territories including 180 residential students who are selected through the UWC national committees system to complete their final two years of high school with us. 


At the heart of UWC is a belief in friendship - the conviction that the close ties forged between students of diverse nations in their developmental years will last a lifetime and provide the framework upon which peace and a sustainable future may be built. 

These bonds are not formed in the classroom alone, but equally through our co-curricular programme with its emphasis on service. As a community, we believe in the growth mindset - that intelligence, personality and character can be developed and a person’s true potential is unknown (and unknowable) and that teachers and students have much to learn from, and with, each other. 

We also believe in giving students appropriate and authentic responsibility as part of their learning journey, allowing them to develop their courage and capacity to test their limits - to try, fail and try again - in a safe environment. UWC students, staff and graduates are all committed to actively contribute to their communities and in so doing to make the world a better place.

I invite you to visit our website, or better yet, to visit our school to discover more about what makes us unique.  

Peter Howe                                   
Head of College

Download: Dutch International Schools - Annual Report 2016

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