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Primary School

Beginning in September, 2018-2019 School year, we will offer rolling entry into Kindergarten for students from the age of 4 years old, fulfilling eligibility criteria set by Dutch Law. This procedure follows Dutch standard practice and allows families to apply to the Primary School on a rolling basis and for children to have their first day at school around their 4th Birthday. 

As a result, we have taken the decision to close the Pre-Kindergarten Program at UWC Maastricht at the end of the school year 2017-2018.

We realise the decision for students to join UWC Maastricht at 4 years old has some practical implications for parents looking for a Pre-kindergarten program for their 3 year olds. We are working with English Childcare Maastricht to align programmes as well as procedures for applying to the UWC Maastricht Primary School. Alternative Dutch speaking options, such as MIK Amby are also available.  


On behalf of the whole primary team I would like to welcome you to the Primary section of United World College Maastricht. Our aim is for your children to be excited to come to school every day, to be happy and motivated in their learning and to share their experiences, ideas and cultures so that we all learn with and from each other.

As an international school our population is transient. No matter how long students are with us, we aim to give the very best United World College experience and hope that the values and friendships fostered here, and the commitment to peace and sustainability, remain with them for the rest of their lives.

We are always so impressed at the capacity our primary students demonstrate when faced with global issues and academic challenges, and we continue to strive to make sure they have a range of different learning opportunities to question, explore, create, engage and reflect.

We also rely on you - the parents - to be part of this journey and work with us in partnership to ensure the very best for your child.

I hope this website gives you all the information you require, but please don’t hesitate to be in contact if you have further questions.

Rebecca Warren
Director of Primary School

Downloads: The Parent Handbook for Primary and Pre-Kindergarten 2017-2018 can be downloaded here.

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