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Nestled in the Alpine village of Leysin, with breath-taking views across to the Dents du Midi, Malvern College Switzerland is an inspiring place to live and to learn. As the youngest member of the Malvern College family of schools, we combine youthful vigour with pride in the traditions and expertise bequeathed to us by the Old Malvernian diaspora.

Malvern College Switzerland is committed to developing outstanding young people who have the knowledge, skills and personal aptitudes to make a positive difference to the lives of others. Academic work forms the core of what we do, and we are very fortunate to have a superb team of teachers - hand picked from 1000s of applicants - to pass their expertise on to our pupils. Carefully calibrated classroom teaching is supplemented by a rich co-curricular programme designed to stimulate young minds.
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Welcome to Malvern College Switzerland, a school bringing the best of British Education to Central Europe.
Welcome from the Headmistress
We make the most of the opportunities for sport and vigorous outdoor activity that our location high in the mountains affords. Our pupils lead happy, healthy and active lives, and develop interests that will stay with them for life. Every member of staff believes fervently in the value of boarding education and celebrates the individuality of each pupil. We encourage the development of independence, to take calculated risks and to demonstrate the Malvernian qualities of humility and kindness. These qualities form the bedrock of success at our school - as they do in later life - and infuse everything that goes on at Malvern College Switzerland.

We very much hope you will come and visit us, meet our pupils, talk to our staff, and experience for yourself the culture and chemistry that we have developed in our inspirational Alpine setting.
Mrs Carlien Shelley
Headmistress
Co-Ed Boarding
11 - 18 years old
IGCSE / A Levels
WINTER IN SWITZERLAND
Welcome to Malvern College Switzerland Winter Paradise
Join us for Malvern College Switzerland Spring Term ( January - March 2023)
Malvern College Switzerland Photo Gallery
Spring Term ( January - March 2022)
MCS Pupils learn how to take responsibility, and communicate ideas, all while building confidence and becoming creative innovators.
Our Goal
MCS MISSION & VISION
MCS
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
Why choose Malvern College Switzerland?
Academic excellence
Offering the globally recognised gold standard of British academic qualifications:
Personal development
Unrivalled co-curricular opportunities together with a multi-cultural environment, helping shape the pupils who study here, into citizens of the world.
Athletics and sports clubs
Tennis Academy
Ski and Snowboard Academy
Year-round sports
Outdoor education
Academic support
Pupil-centred small class sizes
English as an additional language (EAL) support
Daily supervised homework
Career counselling
Pathway to top universities
With strong academic skills and high motivation, pupils having successfully completed their A Levels at MCS, are in a great position to access any of the world's best universities.
Carefully calculated tuition fees
Private education in Switzerland is renowned as the most expensive in the world. MCS offers a premium British education in Switzerland at a price comparable to that in the UK.
Experienced academic team
An Oxbridge-level British academic team
Premium teaching facilities
Multi-lingual opportunities
Malvernian Society and networking
Establish strong relationships with Old Malvernian's across Switzerland and around the world. Networking experiences post and during their Malvern College education.
Pre-IGCSE
IGCSE
A Level
Academic excellence
Offering the globally recognised gold standard of British academic qualifications:
Personal development
Unrivalled co-curricular opportunities together with a multi-cultural environment, helping shape the pupils who study here, into citizens of the world.
Athletics and sports clubs
Tennis Academy
Ski and Snowboard Academy
Year-round sports
Outdoor education
Academic support
Pupil-centred small class sizes
English as an additional language (EAL) support
Daily supervised homework
Career counselling
Pathway to top universities
With strong academic skills and high motivation, pupils having successfully completed their A Levels at MCS, are in a great position to access any of the world's best universities.
Carefully calculated tuition fees
Private education in Switzerland is renowned as the most expensive in the world. MCS offers a premium British education in Switzerland at a price comparable to that in the UK.
Experienced academic team
An Oxbridge-level British academic team
Premium teaching facilities
Multi-lingual opportunities
Malvernian Society and networking
Establish strong relationships with Old Malvernian's across Switzerland and around the world. Networking experiences post and during their Malvern College education.
Pre-IGCSE
IGCSE
A Level
Meet our British academic team
Paul Shelley
Art, Design
Tertiary qualifications:
Art Foundation (Nottingham Trent), BA Graphic Communication (Northampton), PGCE (Loughborough)
Nikki Bows
Tertiary qualifications:
Modern Languages
BA Modern Languages and Cultures (Durham), MEd Leadership in Learning (Birmingham City), PGDE (Birmingham City)
John Smallwood
Tertiary qualifications:
Physics, Biology
BSc Physics (Sheffield), PGCE (Sheffield Hallam)
Megan Cumberlidge
Tertiary qualifications:
Mathematics
BEng Architectural Engineering (Cardiff), PGCE (Nottingham)
Chris Watts
Tertiary qualifications:
Chemistry, Biology
PGCE (King's College London), MSc Health Economics (City), MA Educational Leadership (Bath)
Lindsey Thomas
Tertiary qualifications:
English, SEN, EAL
BA English Literature (Cardiff), PGCE (Cheltenham)
Scott Lancaster
Tertiary qualifications:
History, Geography, Economics
PGCE (King's College London), MSc Health Economics (City), MA Educational Leadership (Bath)
Katie Brewster
Tertiary qualifications:
Mathematics
BA English Literature (Cardiff), PGCE (Cheltenham)
Rowena Dunlop
Tertiary qualifications:
Art & Design
BA English Literature (Cardiff), PGCE (Cheltenham)
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.
Pre-IGCSE
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.
IGCSE
CHF 65 995.-
A Level
CHF 69 995.-
This forward-thinking programme provides MCS A Level pupils with a significant educational experience to better serve the hospitality industry by gaining additional knowledge and skills through practical training and access to university-level instruction. This unique opportunity allows pupils to progress directly into the Year 2 of university after successful graduation at MCS.
A Level + University Y1 Programme in Hospitality
CHF 69 995.-
From September 2022, we will offer a bespoke course for pupils who are 17 or 18 years old and planning to move on to worlds best universities. This course focuses on developing the academic skills, language credentials and habits of mind needed to make the best of a university education. Pupils on the pre-University course are able to hone critical thinking and writing skills.
University Preparation Programme
CHF 49 995.-
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.
MCS Programmes, Tuition & Boarding Fees
Malvernian society
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 UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
Academic Excellence
“MCS offers the gold standard of British academic qualifications from IGCSE to A Levels.”
Super Curriculum
“An eclectic range of different clubs and societies for personal development and academic enrichment”
Athletics & Sports Clubs
“Sports and outdoor activities are plentiful at MCS; the unique Alpine setting and outstanding village facilities allow for an exceptional co-curricular experience.”
Malvern College Family of Schools
Malvern College (UK)
Founded in 1856
Malvern College (Qingdao)
Founded in 2012
Malvern College (Chengdu)
Founded in 2015
Malvern College (Egypt)
Founded in 2016
Malvern College (Hong Kong)
Founded in 2017
Malvern College (Switzerland)
Founded in 2021
Malvern College (Tokyo)
Opening in 2023
Malvern College (Barbados)
Opening in 2025
SPORT,
ATHLETICS
& Culture
Sports Academies & Clubs
Ski & Snowboarding, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball Football, Hockey, Fitness, Ice skating, Squash, Netball, volleyball.
Outdoor Education & Activities
Golf, Hiking, Sailing, Rowing, Skateboarding, Paddle boarding, Equestrian sport, Tobogganing, Ski touring, Beach tennis and volleyball, Climbing, Cross country skiing, Mountain biking.
Culture Trips & Excursions
Swiss Alps, lakes and parks, Theatres and museums, Art and music festivals, Swiss castles and historic sites, Caves and waterfalls, The United Nations, UN organisations (WTO, WHO), Vevey, Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Montreux, Millan, London, Paris, Monaco, Madrid...
We have pupils from 18 different countries
Route de Belvedere, 35
CH-1854, Leysin, Switzerland
info@malverncollege.ch
+ 41 79 133 6000
+ 41 24 477 6000