Malvern College was founded in 1865 when the town was prominent as a spa. It opened with just two dozen boys and half a dozen masters. The railway was beginning to make travelling easier and the Malvern Hills were reputed to have health-giving qualities that London and the surrounding areas did not possess.
Throughout the years, subsequent to Malvern College's foundation, the College experienced significant growth, many changes, and many challenges. Through the turmoil of both World Wars, Malvern College lost many of its brave young men who sacrificed their lives for the cause who are honoured to this day.
The College also played a significant role in the development of a series of educational projects and, in 1963, it was the first independent school to have a language laboratory. It pioneered Nuffield Physics in the 1960s through the work of John Lewis.
Malvern College became a co-educational school in 1992 when three successful schools (Malvern College, Ellerslie Girls' School and Hillstone Preparatory School) were brought together.
Malvern College opened its first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in September 2012, with Malvern College Chengdu opening in September 2015. Malvern College Egypt opened in September 2016, closely followed by Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong in 2017 and Malvern College Hong Kong in 2018.
Malvern College Switzerland is the newest member of the family and has found an outstanding home nestled in the majestic Swiss Alps. Aiming to continue traditions instilled over a century of experience, Malvern College Switzerland will be home to 150 pupils looking to become part of these traditions, as well as some local Alpine ones.