The Heart of a Quality Education at Malvern College Tokyo

Malvern College Tokyo (MCT) will be offering students a unique learning environment that brings together a diverse array of influences.

MCT plans to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, complemented with courses that nurture a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, social-emotional learning, and the latest in digital technology. Its students will be exposed to sustainability concepts through an innovative Forest School program and experience the best of both British and Japanese culture.

How Malvern Qualities Help Nurture Active Learners

In this inspiring learning environment, the school will instill its students with the key Malvern Qualities, which will serve them not only during their time at MCT, but as they move on to university and future careers.

These qualities are:

  • Humility
  • Self-Awareness
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Independence
  • Ambition
  • Risk-Taking
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Collaboration
  • Kindness
  • Integrity

Not only are these qualities central to the Malvern experience, but they are also closely linked to those that the IB system encourages in its students. This is a key component of the school: the IB curriculum is strongly aligned with Malvern’s guiding principles, and how MCT teaches goes hand in hand with this learning approach that is respected around the world.

A Diverse and Multifaceted Education

To bolster how these qualities are supported at the school, MCT will be encouraging its students to develop in a variety of ways.

Social and emotional learning will be a key element of the MCT experience, and students both young and old will be encouraged to express themselves confidently and share their feelings, while also listening to their fellow students. Developing these abilities will help them develop into thoughtful and independent learners who can make good decisions, resolve conflicts, and maintain positive relationships.

Another key component of the MCT experience is a thorough grounding in entrepreneurship. Rather than just looking at this skill from the traditional view of starting businesses, the focus on entrepreneurship will provide students with the ability to recognize opportunities and take calculated and thoughtful risks to resolve challenges. Entrepreneurship is about seeking creative solutions and having the confidence to see failure as a learning opportunity. It is also about adding value, and MCT students will be encouraged to embrace the skills that enable them to add value in all areas of their lives, and in the lives of others.

In addition to entrepreneurial skills, students at MCT will develop financial literacy, from kindergarten through to the final year of school. Starting with concepts that even the youngest children can learn, students will deepen their understanding of this key quality as they progress. This key quality will help them establish and maintain responsible money management habits as they grow up, and it will pay dividends throughout their lives.

Sustainability is another key element of the MCT experience, and holding to this value, the school will aim to educate the next generation of innovative, inspired environmentalists. MCT seeks to nurture an appreciation and understanding of nature and the environment amongst all learners, while encouraging its pupils to actively engage with environmental issues. For the youngest students, MCT instills these values through its Forest School program, which encourages a love of nature while teaching lessons of collaboration and problem solving through a variety of outdoor activities enjoyed at green spaces near the school’s Kodaira campus.

Malvern College is proud of its heritage as one of the UK’s leading schools, and MCT students will benefit from this British heritage in everything from academics to etiquette. But in addition, MCT will teach its students to deeply appreciate and understand Japan’s heritage and culture. All pupils will take daily Japanese classes, and the school will offer a wide range of opportunities for its students to study Japan through cultural activities and the arts.

At MCT, learners will be exposed to the latest digital technology and acquire the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. It will offer innovative classes in advanced technologies, including robotics, app development, electronics, artificial intelligence, as well as 3D CAD design and printing. Students will also have the option to study engineering principles and R&D techniques.

Turning Passion into Action at Malvern College Tokyo

The multifaceted approach that MCT brings to education allows its students to discover what their greatest skills are and gives them the tools to use them as they learn and grow. This is central to MCT’s mission as a school and contributes to the process that it calls “passion into action.” This means that students truly discover what they love to do and are encouraged to actively pursue it during their academic careers. Following this path leads to students who are engaged in what they learn and committed to putting it into action in the world at large.

Over the next several months, we will be exploring various elements of an MCT education in detail, giving you the opportunity to see how they contribute to educating the whole child for a bright future.

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