The First British-Branded Boarding School in Switzerland
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November 10, 2021 (1pm Swiss time)
MCS Admissions In-Person & Online Events 2021.
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Founded on a history of academic excellence spanning 155 years in the UK, Malvern College Switzerland is proud to provide the best of British education in a unique and stunning Alpine village Leysin.
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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 work and live 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).
A Level
Pupils from
Ages 16 to 17
Ages 14 to 15
Ages 11 to 13
Malvern College Switzerland is the perfect choice for pupils from all over the world who are aiming for a top university in the UK, the US or their own country.
Switzerland enjoys a reputation for safety and excellent education. Offering the globally recognised gold standard of British academic qualifications, IGCSE & A Level,
MCS Pupils learn how to take responsibility, and communicate ideas, all while building confidence and becoming creative innovators.
Our Goal
Our intention is to foster self-improvement without sacrificing self-identity; to reach for the stars without losing touch with our essential selves; to transcend the boundaries of current thinking, and to tap into the priceless wisdom of previous generations, thus maximising the human potential of our students through the creation of powerful educational systems.
Our Vision
Our mission is to provide students with an innovative education that maximises the realisation of their individual talents, enables them to be ready for careers, prepares them to become global citizens, and for success in a technology and information driven 21st century economy.
Our Mission
"I was always anxious about going to a boarding school for the first time and leaving my family but at MCS I always felt at home. There's something about a small school and knowing all your classmates so well that makes you feel comfortable and at home. At MCS we're all family, and we help each other in and outside of class. It's great, and I look forward to welcoming others to our MCS family."
The school that became my family...
"I love it here in Leysin! First off, we're surrounded by nature, wildlife and the beautiful Alps which is such a nice atmosphere for learning. Most importantly I love me teachers and the way we learn. We do lots of practical activities which give us a better sense of the subject that is taught in class. Science with Mr. Watts is the best!"
I love the way I learn…
"The best thing about MCS is that I'm able to get a quality education while also being able to focus on my passion. As a competitive skier, it's not easy to find a school that will allow me to get the most of my education while also succeeding in my skiing career. The best thing is that because our classes are small, I'm able to get one-on-one access to my teachers and stay on top of all my coursework."
Flexible and helpful…
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."
Pupils usually start the Pre-IGCSE programme (referred to as Year 7, 8 or 9 under the British system) when they are 11, 12 or 13 years old before the academic year of entry.
CHF 55 995.-
IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Year 10 and 11). It is equivalent to the GCSE qualification taken by UK students to prepare them for A Levels.
CHF 57 995.-
A Levels are two year academic courses designed to lead candidates directly on to university. Candidates normally start taking four A levels, with most dropping to three in their second year. The A Level subjects on offer at Malvern College Switzerland can be found below.
CHF 59 995.-
A Level
MCS Admissions In-Person & Online Events 2021.
Thank you for your interest in Malvern College Switzerland, a proud member of the Malvern College family of schools.

Malvern College Switzerland is a unique place for pupils to thrive, blending the time-honoured traditions of a premium British boarding education with the cosmopolitan buzz of a forward-thinking international school.
Geography, Economics & Computing
Dr Tim Jefferis
Malvern College Switzerland

• What is the academic curriculum at MCS?
MCS is proud to come from an academic pedigree of 155 years. Known as the gold-standard of academic education, MCS follows the British National Curriculum. Years 7,8, and 9 study a pre-IGCSE curriculum covering a wide field of different subject with the aim of developing interest and curiosity. Years 10 and 11 follow the internationally recognised IGCSE programme, the fundamental base preparing pupils for their specialisations. In Year 12 and 13 pupils prepare for their A-levels, an academically rigorous subject-based qualification recognised by high educations institutes world-over and are accredited by the Cambridge International Examination Body.
What sports do MCS offer its students?
MCS offers a huge array of both summer and winter sports to all its pupils, which can be played by pupils of all ranges of abilities. The village of Leysin is second-to-none when it comes of its infrastructure; two fully equipped sporting centres means that MCS is able offer its pupils almost every sport imaginable. This includes tennis, football, hockey, volleyball, beach volleyball, badminton, basketball, skateboarding, swimming, mountain sports, trampolining and much more. Golf, Equestrian & water sports can also be made available to your children at additional costs, with parental consent.
Located in an Alpine resort, MCS also offers all its pupils skiing during the Spring Term as part of the curriculum, but also other winter sports including tobogganing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and more. In the Autumn and Summer terms, pupils can go mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.
• What enrichment/co-circular activities do MCS offer?
There are a plethora of enrichment/co-circular activities available at MCS. This includes the French enrichment club, debate club, Model United Nations, chess club, cooking club, Young Entrepreneurs Club, theatre, music, coding, robotics, Eco Society, as well as art and design to name a few.
Does MCS have a strong pool of Alumni?
The alumni network at Malvern College Switzerland is one of the strongest assets offer to pupils who attend the College. Part of the Malvern College family of schools, MCS pupils are exclusively able to join the alumni network known as the Malvernian Society. Alumni from the Malvern Society or 'Old Malvernians' (OM's) make up a network about 9000 strong, all of whom are there to support one another after graduation. In Switzerland alone over 200 OM's hold prominent positions in various industries. This means that MCS can tap into a pool of invaluable resources, knowledge and professional experience in order to enhance the learning experience for its pupils.
Malvern College Switzerland, a member of the Malvern College family of schools, is located the charming village of Leysin, nestled in the majestic Swiss Alps. Aiming to continue time-honoured traditions instilled over a century of experience, Malvern College Switzerland is home to pupils looking to become part of these traditions, as well as some local Alpine ones.
Malvern College Switzerland (MCS) pupils are provided with a rigorous and stimulating academic experience focusing 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.
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?
Chris Watts
Physics, Biology
Megan Cumberlidge
John Smallwood
Physics, Biology
Karen Pattison
English, SEN, EAL
Tim Ellis
Art, Design
Nikki Bows
Modern Languages
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Malvern College Switzerland
Route de Belvédère, 35
CH-1854, Leysin, Switzerland
+ 41 24 477 6000
+ 41 79 133 6000
Route de Belvedere, 35
CH-1854, Leysin, Switzerland
+ 41 79 133 6000
+ 41 24 477 6000