Pupils are provided with a rigorous and stimulating academic experience.

Join a community of motivated pupils for academic, cultural & athletic development. Participate in Swiss & International Maths and Science Olympiads.
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 curriculum is available from the ages of 11-18, starting with Pre-IGCSE in Y7, Y8, and Y9.
Pupils then progress to the IGCSE programme for Y10 & Y11, and finish with A Level courses (Y12 & Y13).

Based on the British national curriculum.

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Our Philosophy
Developing intellectual curiosity and a love of learning

Malvern College Switzerland builds on the proud traditions of Malvern College UK in fostering scholars. We follow a traditional, academic British curriculum infused with a determinedly global outlook. Experimentation and risk-taking is encouraged within a safe and supportive environment so that all of our pupils develop life-long habits of learning.

Whatever their starting point, successful Malvernians are defined by a range of personal qualities that underpin their successes and their value to others. These are a clearly outlined set of 'qualities' that are at the foundation of everything we do at MCS. Both pupils and staff are encouraged to reflect on how they apply these qualities in their daily lives.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that pupils leave us with the examination results and habits of mind that afford them access to the most highly regarded universities in the world.

MCS Olympiad Team
Our highly qualified academic staff encourage a scholarly approach in our pupils and look to nurture in them the habits and skills of independent learning which will equip them not only for success at school, but also at university and in their future careers.
MCS Math & Science Olympiad Team
Megan Cumberlidge, Subjects Taught: Mathematics
Modern Languages
At MCS the first language is English, used daily in our teaching and learning and in general conversation. However, all pupils will have the opportunity to learn French, Spanish and German. Pupils may also take examinations in native languages of Italian, Russian and Chinese and will be supported in preparing for these formal examinations as appropriate.
Nikki Bows
Assistant Head - Pastoral (Subjects Taught: Modern Languages)
Pupils' feedback
“What I really like about this school is the willingness of teachers to aid students to seize every opportunity possible and their relaxed attitude when it comes to having a light-hearted conversation in the evening around the boarding area, especially with us 6th formers. Within the boundaries of professionalism, it is quite a teacher to student connection you do not see that often.

I am very much enjoying the A-Level Course in Biology, Chemistry and Maths here in Malvern. This summer I have successfully secured a placement for internship in a pharmaceutical company in my country for a period of 1 month which I believe will further help me gain more expertise in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing. As a student with a scientific profile I am seeking a career in the branch of medical Biotechnology.”
Lindsey Thomas
Subjects Taught: English Language, English Literature, History, Geography
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.
Lindsey Thomas
Assistant Head - Academic (Subjects Taught: Science Teacher)

Our Team

Mrs Carlien Shelley
Mr George Makhviladze
Subjects taught: MFL (French & Spanish), Geography
Qualifications: BA Modern Languages & Cultures (Durham University), PGDE Secondary Education (Birmingham City University), MA Educational Leadership (Birmingham City University). Additional information/interesting facts: Taught and lived in UK, France, Peru and Spain. Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish and German. Also learning Italian.
Assistant Head - Pastoral
Nikki Bows
Subjects taught: Biology and Chemistry
Qualifications: BSc Biochemistry (Leeds), MSc Health Economics (City University, London), PGCE (King's College London), MA Educational Leadership (Bath). Additional information/interesting facts: Tennis coach, used to live and teach in Hong Kong.
Assistant Head - Academic
Chris Watts
BSc Chemistry (University of Edinburgh), PGCE secondary science (Homerton College, University of Cambridge)
Subjects Taught: Biology and Chemistry
Katie Brewster
MEng Architectural Engineering (Cardiff University), PGCE Secondary Education (Nottingham University). Additional information: Cycled solo across Europe from London to Athens, played Ultimate Frisbee in two world championships.
Subjects Taught: Mathematics
Megan Cumberlidge
BA in Visual Communication (University of Ulster), IPGCE (University of East London). Additional information: Lived seasonally in Switzerland for 10 years educating international students in Outdoor Education and summer programs. I have a passion for photography and I have sold several prints. I enjoy travelling, cycling and skiing.
Subjects Taught: Art and Design
Rowena Dunlop
BA History (University of Suffolk), PGCE secondary humanities (University of Bedfordshire), MA Education (University of Jyväskylä). Additional information: Worked in the hospitality industry for eight years before training to become a teacher. Lived and taught in the UK, Finland and the Czech Republic.
Subjects Taught: History and Geography
Scott Lancaster
PGCHE in French. Additional information: Taught in Singapore, Lebanon, France and Switzerland and I love to ski, travel and meet people from different cultures.
Subjects Taught: French and cooking
Françoise Newsam
BA Design Technology Education QTS Hons, Nottingham Trent. Additional information: Lived and worked in boarding schools for over 20 years. Previous educational roles; Housemaster, Director of Technology (Art, Design Technology, Music, Drama, Computer Science), Head of Department. Previously was in China for seven years.
Subjects Taught: Design Technology,
Art & Design, Computer Science.
Paul Shelley
BSc Physics with Medical Physics (University of Sheffield). PGCE Secondary Science (Sheffield Hallam University)
Subjects Taught: Science, Computing and Business Studies
John Smallwood
BA Humanities (University of Hertfordshire) PGCHE, MA Education (University of Derby). Additional information: Taught in UK, Spain and Switzerland, Founder and member of local charity organisation, loves skiing and travel.
Subjects Taught: English Language, English Literature, History, Geography
Lindsey Thomas
A Education (Edith Cowan University), Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL) (Edith Cowan University), Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education (University of Notre Dame)
Subjects Taught: English, English as an Addition Language, Drama, History and Geography
Natalie Turner
Collaborative students work well in teams. They communicate and understand multiple points of view and they know how to cooperate to achieve a shared goal.
Collaborative Work
In the 21st century workplace, success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. Pupils learn how to take responsibility, and communicate ideas, all while building confidence and becoming creative innovators.
Knowledge and Responsibility
Involves both students and teachers making use of evidence. Such learning environments encourage students to become teachers, and teachers to become students.
Formative Feedback
Pupils master: the core academic curriculum, thinking critically, learning to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, self-directed and confident decision making.
Critical thinking
Pupils master: the core academic curriculum, thinking critically, learning to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, self-directed and confident decision making.
Critical thinking
Academic Outcomes