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Secondary School

Welcome to our new homepage for United World College Maastricht.  I hope you will find it informative, as well as a window into our dynamic and unique school.


Kurt Hahn, the founder of Atlantic College and the UWC movement, is famous for his saying “There is more in you than you think ….” At UWC Maastricht, we take that maxim to heart, combining the conceptual frameworks of the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program with an extensive menu of co-curricular options to challenge students in all aspects of their development.

There are many things that make our school special. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

Our location in the heart of the unique Limburg region of the Netherlands. Maastricht is home to a vibrant university and a host of international businesses and organizations. It is famous for its quality of life and natural setting and has a history which reaches back to its Roman roots and looks optimistically forward into the 21st century.  

The fact that we are the only United World College operating in the public context; thereby bringing our mission of Ëducation as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future” into the public sphere. We are an engine of innovation within the local Dutch international school system, as well as part of a global movement. We provide access to the UWC model and ideals in a way that no other UWC can match.

Our unique combination of day and residential populations, where each year over 100 high potential students from over 80 different countries join our residential IB Diploma Program.  

Our talented and experienced faculty, who work inside and outside of the classroom to develop the full potential of our students.

Thank you for your interest in our school.

Kate Doyle
Director of Secondary School

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