At Kandinsky College you can choose between five different types of bridge classes.

  • mavo/havo
  • bilingual mavo/havo
  • havo/vwo
  • bilingual havo/vwo
  • bilingual vwo

You can read more about these classes below.


In mavo/havo classes you have an opportunity to explore your talents and are offered a wide range of challenging subjects. We also think it is important to have an inquisitive mind and we try to stimulate this in subjects like science and biology. During the activity weeks there are all kinds of projects during which you literally cross your borders.

Bilingual mavo/havo

In the mavo/havo classes at Kandinsky College pupils of the two-year bridge class have about 30 percent of their subjects in English. Because you are exposed to a lot more English than usual you also achieve a high level of English and you quickly feel at home in a society that is getting more and more international. If you like English a lot then apply for the bilingual stream.


In the havo/vwo classes at Kandinsky College you will have every opportunity to develop your talents. So alongside Science and Design you will, in the first year, also take some specialised subjects. These include Chinese and Ancient Civilisation (in preparation for gymnasium). The latter two subjects are optional in year 2. If you continue with these it is also possible to sit final exams in these subjects at Kandinsky College. During the activity days at Kandinsky College you will work on international projects, visit museums and you will literally cross borders.

Bilingual havo/vwo and bilingual vwo

Half of all subjects in the bilingual bridge classes at Kandinsky College are taught in English. This means that you will work towards reaching a near native level. In fact from day one at Kandinsky College, you will speak English to your teachers and to each other. Your books and tests will, for the most part, also be in English. You might feel a bit overwhelmed with all of this, but don’t worry you will get used to it very quickly.

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