Why Malvern College Chengdu
- Fine Ethos and Tradition at Malvern College
Malvern College is located on a 250 acre campus near the town centre of Malvern, Worcestershire in England, around two hours from the city of London. Founded in 1865, the school is one of the leading boarding schools in the UK and known for its innovative approaches to education. Among its alumni are at least two Prime Ministers, two Nobel Laureates and many leading business and sporting personalities. The novelist C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia was also a former student of the school. With Malvern College’s extensive support and quality assurance, Malvern College Chengdu provides an authentic British boarding school experience to students in China.
- Professional Management Team
Our core management team is a group of graduates from Harvard and Oxford Universities. Over the years, the team has conducted a significant amount of research into the learning methodologies of leading secondary schools around the world as well as the people development processes in pre-eminent multinational firms, through their work at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs. Our team believes firmly in the value of a holistic educational approach for developing the leaders of 21st century.
- Student Oriented British Style Education
We adopt a British style of education with small classes conducted in English, supplemented with extra tutorials. We embrace case studies, group discussion, and individual presentation into the day-to-day teaching to facilitate students’ learning. With this student-oriented approach, we help students adapt to an international learning environment and encourage them to become independent learners. Our pastoral care and teaching staff will tailor the curriculum according to students’ career and university preferences, and a full range of extra-curricular activities, internships and career and university application advice will be included — enabling students to advance into their preferred universities.
- A Beautiful British Style Campus
Situated next to the Botanical Gardens, our 25-acre campus is truly spacious with 65% green coverage. The British-style campus is equipped with multi-media classrooms, laboratories, a sports field, mini-golf course, outdoor learning facilities, tennis and basketball courts.We aim to provide the best environment to facilitate students’ learning.
- High Quality Staff and Rigorous Quality Assurance
Our foreign teaching experts are recruited from UK, America and Australia, and hold internationally recognized certificates with rich teaching experience. We foster a low pupil teacher ratio (currently 8:1), to ensure high-level teaching quality. An Academic Development and Quality Control Committee from Malvern College UK will carry out an overall teaching evaluation regularly to ensure we conform to rigorous academic standards.
- Holistic Leadership Development in a British Boarding School Environment
With the vision to develop holistic leaders of the future, Malvern College Chengdu offers extensive opportunities, including team sports, art, music, liberal studies and community service, to develop holistic future leaders who are multi-cultural, internationally-minded and independent thinkers. The Key to this approach is the role of our Boarding House staff, or ‘Housems’. Housems are highly qualified overseas teachers who typically have many years’ experience in British curriculum boarding schools. In addition to taking care of students’ day-to-day lives, they also help students develop their academic potential, encourage participation in extracurricular activities, and contribute to their psychological development. Students will experience traditional British boarding school life in a comfortable environment, developing their social skills, self-discipline and management skills, all of which will help cultivate their cross-cultural communication ability, to prepare for their future life and career development.