International
top-level education

Supreme College Nederland offers excellent and international education for a new generation of VWO students. Global citizens like yourself, who realize that the world is changing and innovating rapidly, a world that needs different knowledge and skills to ensure a sustainable future.

Supreme College Nederland is a challenging initiative of Jac. P. Thijsse College and Bonhoeffercollege. What makes Supreme College Nederland so special is that in a short period of time two high standard diplomas can be acquired: the Middle Years Programme (MYP)* of the International Baccalaureate Organization and the internationally high-ranking VWO. This way you get ‘the best of both worlds’ and at the same time you will be working towards a successful international career!

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The best
of both 
worlds

For
whom?

Supreme College Nederland particularly focuses on motivated students aged 14-18 of Dutch as well as international origin. The students are internationally minded and want to be at the centre of Dutch society. They are ambitious, seek more challenges and long for a different approach to learning at a vibrant school. Even better: unlike other International schools, there are no high school fees. You can study at Supreme College Nederland for an annual fee of 495 euros.

What do we expect from a Supreme College Nederland student?

  • An international mindset
  • Completely familiar with the digital world
  • VWO 2 or a similar level
  • An inquisitive and positive attitude towards learning
  • A desire for collaboration
  • A critical and creative brain
  • An inquiring and analyzing disposition and wide interests
  • Concern for your environment
  • The will to actively contribute to a sustainable world

A different approach
to learning

Cross curricular learning is at the heart of Supreme College Nederland. Therefore, subject specific knowledge of, e.g., history, social studies and geography blends into inquiry-based learning in topical issues such as immigration and sustainability. The starting point is always contributing to a better world and becoming a global citizen.

More about MYP and VWO

The MYP at Supreme College Nederland consists of seven subject groups

  • Language and Literature (Dutch and English)
  • Language Acquisition (Spanish and German)
  • Individuals & Societies
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Physical and health education (PHE)

Six global contexts guide these subject groups

  • Identities and relationships
  • Personal and cultural expression
  • Orientation in space and time
  • Scientific and technological innovation
  • Fairness and development
  • Globalization and sustainability

Concepts

Concepts such as ‘perspective’ or ‘systems’ are used to research interesting issues and ideas of personal, local or global importance. In this way lessons become lively and meaningful. This new approach to learning is also applied to the VWO curriculum.

Learning from and
with each other

There are no traditional lessons in a traditional classroom at Supreme College Nederland. There is no fixed timetable but supervised by a teacher you work in morning and afternoon sessions from 08.45 till 16.00. During this time:

research information, collaborate on projects, learn to design, tackle complex problems from different perspectives, learn both academic and life skills, encounter different cultures and environments, learn to reflect on your role as a global citizen

In this way you do not only gain a great deal of knowledge but you also learn the skills to support this knowledge: the desired student characteristics for universities and employers around the world. In short, at Supreme College Nederland you will be working towards a successful, international career!

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for the entire
MYP and VWO
programme.

Our
team

You will be taught by inspired and enthusiastic Jac. P. Thijsse College and Bonhoeffercollege teachers. Skilled in MYP practices, they teach bilingually, Dutch and English, depending on the individual student’s need.

Are you
interested?

Are you interested? Download the application form. You can email the form together with your school reference to: info@supremecollege.nl.

There is a limited number of places. You will always be required to have a personal interview and hand in your latest school report.

Click here for the admission requirements.

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School
fees

You don’t have to pay high school fees to participate in this vibrant, top-level education. One considerable advantage compared to, e.g., the European school or an international school is that the school fees are very modest: 495 euros per school year.

If necessary books will be supplied by Supreme College Nederland. In the MYP online programme you will find all the necessary information, from inquiry and research questions to assessments and assessment criteria. So you definitely need a laptop at Supreme College Nederland. If you don’t have a laptop yet, you can rent one from school at a reasonable price.

modest fees:
495 euros per
school year

Contact us

If you would like more information or if you have any questions about Supreme College Nederland, check our brochure or contact:

René Wellen

Vice-Principal at Jac. P. Thijsse College
(foreign students)

T +31 (0)251-652571
info@supremecollege.nl

Petra van Dok

Vice-Principal at Jac. P. Thijsse College
(Dutch students)

T +31 (0)251-652571
info@supremecollege.nl

Tanja Grotenhuis

Head of Department at Bonhoeffercollege
(Dutch students)

T +31 (0)251-659119
info@supremecollege.nl

Inspiring location

Supreme College Nederland is located in the centre of Castricum. Not a traditional school building but a striking and inspiring location rich in history. Castricum is a safe, small-scale, green and modern town with excellent accessibility by train from Alkmaar, Haarlem and Amsterdam. The station is within walking distance, as well as the modern facilities of Jac. P. Thijsse College and Bonhoeffercollege.

Address
Koning Willemstraat 1
1901 CA Castricum

PO Box 121
1900 AC Castricum

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Photo: Karin Cijsouw

Supreme College Nederland is a joint educational initiative of Jac. P. Thijsse College and Bonhoeffercollege in Castricum. Jac. P. Thijsse College boasts a long tradition of expertise in bilingual education and participates in an extensive international school network. Bonhoeffercollege possesses a unique specialism in science with its Technasium. These strengths complement each other at Supreme College Nederland. A modern and up-to-date alternative for European and International schools, both within and outside the Kennemerland region.

Jac. P. Thijsse College is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.