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Our curriculum is: 

Globally recognised

Respected and admired by top universities around the world, it opens many doors for our graduates as they pursue further education.

High standard

Rigorous and challenging it applies high standards and expectations to ensure the very best education.


Our pupils explore and research ideas, themes, and concepts, and develop their own body of knowledge at their own pace of learning.


Providing a deeper and broader knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, it develops pupils as global citizens.


With input from schools and teachers in the professional network, and in collaboration with other schools and teachers around the world, our curriculum adheres to global standards and meets the needs of our pupils and the community, its quality is therefore assured.



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Our Curriculum

Malvern College Tokyo is a British-branded Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) International Baccalaureate Programme in Tokyo and the school intends to offer high-quality programmes to our primary and secondary pupils. 

Malvern College Tokyo will follow the example of Malvern College UK and Malvern College Hong Kong by offering an International Baccalaureate curriculum, one which will give pupils opportunities to continue their studies at a wide variety of universities around the world. We believe an internationally accepted programme will not only meet the needs of our culturally diverse pupil body but will also provide significant opportunity to recognise education as both global in content and outlook and also emphasise the interconnectedness of knowledge.

Early Years Programme
(Early Years)

Very young learners need to be stimulated, and to collaborate and interact with their peers and teachers and to make effective use of the curriculum. Our Early Years programme is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. In the Primary classroom, learning takes place in a dynamic environment that promotes play, discovery, and exploration.

Primary Programme
(Year 1-6)

Our Primary Programme is an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum focusing on the development of the whole child. It addresses pupils’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing and encourages pupils to develop independence and accountability for their own learning. Pupils make connections between local and global issues in a real-world context and establish personal values as a foundation for international-mindedness.

Secondary Programme
(Year 7-11)

Our Secondary Programme empowers our pupils to become independent learners. Young people need confidence, resilience and initiative to flourish in today’s modern world. The programme provides an excellent foundation for developing these characteristics and supports pupils in becoming critical thinkers, with strong intercultural understanding and outstanding communication skills.

The Sixth Form
(Year 12-13)

The Sixth Form nurtures pupils’ research and learning capabilities while they study a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced programme designed to prepare pupils for success at university and life.

IB Candidate School

Malvern College Tokyo is a Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Malvern College Tokyo believes is important for our students.


Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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