College Life
A glimpse of life at Malvern College Switzerland
Overview
When pupils come to study at Malvern College Switzerland (MCS), they are enrolled in more than just our academic programmes. Malvernians take advantage of all that boarding school life has to offer, especially one that is located in such a unique place. At MCS, we strive to create an atmosphere where pupils can grow just as much outside of the classroom as they can inside.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Your child is our priority. Every school in the Malvern family places the utmost importance on pupils' well-being and happiness. We want all our pupils to flourish, so the help and support we give is available 24-7, and is tailored to individual need - this is what we refer to as 'pastoral care'. It's central to all that we do.

At Malvern College Switzerland, all our staff understand the fundamental importance of pastoral care in a boarding school environment and are committed to ensuring that MCS pupils are safe, healthy, happy and secure.

As a boarding school, houseparents and boarding staff play the most significant supportive role in pupils' lives. Houseparents are supported by a team of Form Tutors, who meet with their pupils every day and ensure that they have what they need to succeed.

But as a small school, everyone knows everyone and all staff have pastoral responsibilities. Pupils know there is always someone they can turn to whether they need support or just want someone to talk to.
Sports & Academies

Leysin is uniquely positioned to provide both summer and winter sports and activities to all, from enthusiasts through to the most advanced. Malvern College Switzerland pupils not only have the chance to try, but also to excel at any discipline they may choose. Pupils are able to join sports teams and to compete against others. Equally there are opportunities in individual sports and for serious, focussed tuition as suits the skills and requirements of the individual. Sports on offer include:

  • Skiing & Snowboarding Academies
  • Football Academy
  • Tennis Academy
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Ice skating
      Sports & Academies
      Leysin is uniquely positioned to provide both summer and winter sports and activities to all, from enthusiasts through to the most advanced. Malvern College Switzerland pupils not only have the chance to try, but also to excel at any discipline they may choose. Pupils are able to join sports teams and to compete against others. Equally there are opportunities in individual sports and for serious, focussed tuition as suits the skills and requirements of the individual. Sports on offer include:

      • Skiing & Snowboarding Academies
      • Football Academy
      • Tennis Academy
      • Swimming
      • Hockey
      • Basketball
      • Squash
      • Golf
      • Netball
      • Volleyball
      • Gymnastics
      • Fitness
      • Ice skating
      Outdoor Activities

      In addition to the more structured sports and academies available, MCS also offers a wide range of different outdoor activities giving pupils a superb range of different options to suit any taste. Enjoying the great outdoors in Switzerland's beautiful Alpine environment is something that is central to an MCS education. Activities on offer include, but are not limited to:

      • Hiking
      • Sailing
      • Rowing
      • Ski touring
      • Skateboarding
      • Paddleboarding
      • Equestrian sports
      • Cross country skiing
      • Tobogganing (on Europe's top track)
      • Ski touring
      • High ropes adventure
      • Beach tennis and volleyball
      • Indoor and outdoor climbing
      • Mountain and downhill biking
      Outdoor Activities
      In addition to the more structured sports and academies available, MCS also offers a wide range of different outdoor activities giving pupils a superb range of different options to suit any taste. Enjoying the great outdoors in Switzerland's beautiful Alpine environment is something that is central to an MCS education. Activities on offer include, but are not limited to:

      • Hiking
      • Sailing
      • Rowing
      • Ski touring
      • Skateboarding
      • Paddleboarding
      • Equestrian sports
      • Cross country skiing
      • Tobogganing (on Europe's top track)
      • Ski touring
      • High ropes adventure
      • Beach tennis and volleyball
      • Indoor and outdoor climbing
      • Mountain and downhill biking
      Enrichment
      MCS also offers a wide range of additional activities that enrich the educational experience for pupils. Pupils are also encouraged to run their own clubs and societies under the auspices of the school if they have particular interests that they would like to pursue. Some of the enrichment activities on offer include:


      • Chess
      • Theatre
      • Music
      • Coding
      • Robotics
      • Leadership
      • Green Society
      • Art and Design
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Model United Nations
            Culture & Excursions
            MCS pupils will take full advantage of Switzerland's immense beauty and traditions as well as all that it has to offer with regards to its many cultural sites and scenic locations.

            Local visits: CERN, Theatre, Museums, Swiss Castles and Historic Sites, Art & Music Festivals, United Nations Visit, Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Montreux

            In addition, Switzerland's location in the heart of Europe certainly has its advantages and MCS will have the opportunity to go on several different cultural class trips to various European cities depending on their year, club, or programme.

            Cultural Trips: Milan, Rome, Venice, Paris, Madrid, Prague and Nice.