Primary School Curriculum

Child in classroom Primary School

UWC Maastricht is pursuing authorization for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years (PYP) for academic year 2024-2025.  This will enable us to better align with the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma or IB Career-related Programme in our secondary school.

The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 4-11. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools.

By learning through inquiry and reflecting on their own learning, PYP students develop knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and the attributes of the IB Learner profile to make a difference in their own lives, their communities and beyond.


Specialist lessons

Specialist classes consist of English Language Acquisition, Dutch Language Acquisition, Dutch Language and Literature, Physical & Health Education (PHE), Outdoor Learning and Music. These classes are taught by specialist teachers and where appropriate take place in specially equipped learning environments. These lessons are timetabled throughout the week. Specialist teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that the learning is transdisciplainary and meaningful to the students they serve.

The UWC Maastricht PYP curriculum is available soon!