Switzerland enjoys a reputation for safety and excellence in education. Offering the globally recognised gold standard of British academic qualifications, IGCSEs & A Levels,
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Gold standard of British academic qualifications, IGCSEs & A Levels
Unrivalled co-curricular opportunities together with a multi-cultural, healthy, prestigious and safe environment
MCS, offers a premium British education in Switzerland at a price comparable to the UK.
Malvern College Switzerland (MCS) pupils are provided with a rigorous and stimulating academic experience based on the British national curriculum.
The curriculum is available from the ages of 11-18, starting with Pre-IGCSE (Key stage 3) in Y7, Y8, and Y9. Pupils then progress to the IGCSE programme for Y10 & Y11, and finish with A Level courses (Y12 & Y13).
Courses are enhanced through MCS's innovative approach to co-curricular activities and to Project-based Learning. Pupils are provided with an unrivalled opportunity to make the most of their education as they progress through their most important years of development.
"The school feels very homely, all the other students are nice, and the teachers are accommodating. There is always someone that you can find to talk to. It's never been difficult to adjust here and if people are homesick, they feel very taken care of - like family even if they are far away from home. I must say that the accommodations is also beautiful as is the food. "
MCS is a very homely school.
"I feel that there is a great environment for learning here because all teachers put in a great effort. They have lots of patience for all students and take time to adapt to all levels. The sizes of the classes help with this. Teachers are very creative in how they design different activities in class for us to better understand the subject."
The teachers are so creative.
"As a competitive skier I think MSC is ideal. It's really nice because it's in the Alps and very close to the ski slopes. As I'm in-and-out all the time competing, I can generally get on the slopes in around 30 mins or less which is much better than a city campus. The school itself very good, and all the lessons are great. When I'm not here I miss it quite a bit, and I like the that lessons are long so when I am here, I can enjoy them. I can also catch up in the evening."
Perfect for any level skiers.
Bonding with your peers through student-led clubs
"One great aspect of being a new and small school is that more students can pursue their own interests. As such the student council are proposing to encourage their peers to form their own clubs and societies based on their interests. It is the perfect opportunity to meet like minded students and form strong bonds on common interests. Such examples have already started to thrive within MCS such as the Japanese club, choir and the eco committee. The eco committee is chaired by myself and Miss Cumberlidge where we aim to make the school more environmentally friendly, we have a variety of leadership roles that need to be fulfilled and encourage students to take an interest in helping and learning about the environment."
Malvern College Switzerland is more than an education, it's a family for life
MCS has a strong alumni community around the world. More than 200 alumni successfully live and work in Switzerland.
Jane Owen is currently Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane was educated at Ellerslie School in Malvern, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Russian, French and German).
At Malvern College, we actively promote a set of well-tested values which we call the Malvern Qualities.
We believe that these values will enable our pupils to grow whilst they are with us and that they will become a bedrock for their futures. The Malvern Qualities are enduring human values which we have found, over time, equip our pupils for life's challenges, enabling them to adapt and succeed in a rapidly evolving world.
Do you respond positively to setbacks, and face challenges with confidence and good humour? Can you see failures as an inevitable part of learning and improving who you are? Do you finish what you start?
Do you understand your own strengths and weaknesses and are you reflective and take responsibility for yourself and your actions? Do you set yourself targets? Are you aware of the impression you create and display excellent manners accordingly?
Do you wish to do the best you can and make the most of every opportunity afforded to you? Do you believe that effort will improve your future prospects? Do you let others hold you back?
Do you acknowledge that individual success often relies on team effort? Do you see that success is important but that it is not everything? Do you recognise that others may not be as privileged as you?
Are you able to recognise and value a range of options? Are you receptive to new ideas? Can you see issues from a range of perspectives and do you embrace a global outlook?
Do you look after others? Are you considerate and compassionate? Are you able to show appreciation of what others offer?
Are you working with others to bring about the greater good? Do you know when and how to include others? Can you make the most of the strengths and qualities of others?
Do you pursue knowledge and understanding for its own sake? Do you seek to know more and explore new things? Do you ask lots of questions to enable you to deepen your understanding. Are you confident in the value of your interests?
Are you true to your own belief and are you honest with yourself? Do you feel that you have a strong moral compass?
Are you audacious and do you take risks to explore new experiences? Do you challenge yourself to do things you find difficult? Are you willing to try new things or do you prefer to stick to the orthodox? Are you resourceful in unfamiliar circumstances?
Do you feel that you take responsibility for yourself? Are you self motivated?