When you’re searching a primary school in Utrecht for your child(ren), you have choice galore. Perhaps it must be centrally located and easy to reach. A sense of Catholicism may be important to you as well. Or you look for the benefits of small scale learning. And say your child loves to make music. Our Catholic primary school, right in the middle of Utrecht, has it all.
No Ordinary Catholic Primary School in Utrecht
In our primary school, music is a main subject, just like arithmetic, languages, and other common subjects. So three times a week, our students go to music class or to choir rehearsal.
On top of that, music is the silver thread that runs through our lessons. It is how children actively do a school day. For that, we use the Kodály-method, or rather the Kodály way.
Small-Scale: We Make the School Together
Our primary school has about 80 students in 4 year groups. All our students and teachers know each other, although they come from all over the city and even from outside Utrecht. Play time is always held simultaneously: everyone comes outside to our playground and to our cosy courtyard. As a parent, you can assist with all sorts of fun activities, so that many parents know each other too. We are a kind of big family and we make the school together.
Welcome from Group 5
Children can join us from group 5. Of course, this transfer from another school is a big step. They have friends already and they are accustomed to their teachers. Fortunately, 99% of the children feel comfortable within a few weeks.
Sometimes, we also start a group 4. That depends on the number of applications we receive.
Children’s Choir Groups 1 to 4
For children in groups 1 to 4, we have ‘Children’s Choir Spelenderwijs.’ They learn attractive songs that we combine with dance, games and theatrical activities. We want as many children as possible to enjoy making music together at a young age. Because, as Kodály put it so beautifully: ‘Music should belong to everyone.’
To decide about entry, we look at:
The school results so far
Information from the previous school
The interview with the parent(s)
- The results of the audition
Our team decides together. On the ‘Admission’ page, you will find all the information you need.
Our team consists of 9 people, including Margriet, who is the Head of School, and various group teachers, as well as music teachers, and the caretaker.
Get to Know Us? You Can!
You can get to know our school in several ways. Each year, we have an open day. You can see when it will be in our agenda. You can also request a meeting with our Head of School, and/or have an intake interview during the application.
Have you become enthusiastic? Then visit our open day, or request admission right now. Do you still have questions? Just contact us. We’ll happily help you decide.