The school is divided in three departments that teach different levels of education. Each preparing students for a different school of further education. The three levels are different in the amount of topics and the way these topics are approached. In the higher levels, the amount of topics are broader and more complex. Also, the higher levels require a higher level of processing and free application of these topics and skills by the students. At the basic levels knowledge tends to be tested on a more reproductive level. Because of the different requirements of the education types within our school; the lowest level takes 4 years, the intermediate 5 and the highest level 6 years before you can do your exams. To make things even more complex; within the highest levels there are two sub streams of education. One is more classic by nature. These students have Latin and Greek as two extra subjects. The second is bilingual. Most of the topics are taught in English. The students that attend our school are between 12 and 18 years old. Within the three education types there are obligatory subjects like English and when you are halfway within your education type, you choose a study program of six different courses that you need to pass for your exam.
From the early 1990s the school has organized exchange programs with other European schools. The Marnix College had exchange programs with schools in Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy. For the bilingual education department exchanges are organized with England and Canada. Orientation on the European Union is provided by a special course about the Union and visits to Brussel. A special DVD series about how the Union functions made by the school teachers from the bilingual education department is used by various schools in the Netherlands! Also the school took part in Comenius projects like ‘Holidays in Europe’, ‘Energy in the Future’ and now Erasmus+ "Career Perspectives in Europe – Chances and Challenges". Teachers that will carry out this project have worked in exchanges with other partner schools and were active in Comenius Projects as well now in Erasmus+ projects. They speak English and German very well and are also good in organizing and project management. Of course they’re familiar with using all kinds of forms of communications and internet. In this project close contact is required with for example the city hall which the school has good contacts with. The local refugee camp with school makes use of former teachers of the Marnix College.