Holistic approach to education

The founder of the UWC movement, Kurt Hahn, wanted to young people to experience a challenging international educational program, learn social commitment and share profound experiences so that they develop more tolerance and responsibility for their later lives. As UWCs aim to offer a holistic education program, there is therefore an academic and an extracurricular component to the curriculum.


The aim is to let all pupils develop their personal and social identity. At the UWC, they meet other students from different linguistic ​​and cultural background and thus develop openness, empathy and respect towards one another. At the same time, they are encouraged to understand themselves as cosmopolitan citizens and to contribute to the local community.


The academic program at the UWC is the International Baccalaureate (IB), an excellent internationally recognized school diploma equivalent to a Swiss Matura.