UWC Atlantic College’s curriculum is based upon the mission and values of the UWC movement.  Kurt Hahn’s vision for the College was of a diverse range of young people drawn from different backgrounds, races and religions learning together. That remains a strong influence today.

The Programme has two parts: the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and a programme of experiential learning that focuses on key aspects of peace, a sustainable future and student initiative. They are interlinked and share a common heritage through the pioneering philosophy of Kurt Hahn, the United World College movement and the education work of Alec Peterson.


The single biggest influence on student learning and achievement is teachers. Many of our teachers are recognised as leaders in their field and join us with extensive experience. At UWC Atlantic College, we choose our teachers because they promote leadership, teamwork, resilience and have the ability to inspire and engage.

Teaching Language

English is the main teaching language at the college except in language teaching itself.


‘Each UWC graduate is a potential architect for peace’

Queen Noor of Jordan, UWC President

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