The Diploma Programme recognises the contribution of young people to the ethos and values of the UWC mission. All students enrolled at the College are expected to complete it.
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.
UWC Atlantic College seeks to bring together a diverse range of young people from around the world in a lifelong pursuit of peace and social justice through dialogue, radical engagement and positive action.
The Diploma Programme represents the mission of the College in action. It focuses on a lifelong commitment to service in the community, to collaborative work and social engagement and develops in young people a sense of personal initiative and the skills of leadership. Students are placed into positions of trust, authentic responsibility and decision making, and through action and personal example demonstrate a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.