Victrix, Sapientia, Fortunae (Knowledge Emerges Victorious Over Luck) Welcome to Malvern, one of Toronto’s oldest high schools, serving the Beach community for over 110 years. We offer a wide range of programs in a non semester format. Malvern also offers extensive extra-curricular programs in visual arts, drama, music and athletics. We are well known for our athletic and academic achievements, with numerous championship teams and prestigious scholarship winners. Educational tours and exchanges foster community relationships, both local and abroad. Enroll in Malvern and enjoy a wealth of opportunities to participate in our dynamic learning community.
Drama, Music, Visual /Media Arts & Technology
Hone your skills and gain extensive practical experience in studio & performance settings. Our drama students present several student-run productions each year. Visual arts students create works in drawing, painting, print making & sculpture. Media arts students learn animation, digital music & video techniques. Tech students learn all aspects of design, manufacturing, drafting techniques, engineering & architectual design using various materials and equipment. Our choirs/bands perform at public events & tour in Canada & the U.S.
In addition to compulsory English courses we offer numerous options, including our Enriched English in Grade 10 and 11, Grade 11 Media Studies and Grade 12 Studies in Literature and Writer's Craft. Over 90 per cent of our students successfully complete the Literacy Test on their first attempt.
Canadian and World Studies
Core courses in Geography, History and Civics enhance students’ understanding of Canada and our world while developing research, critical thinking and communication skills. Senior courses include: Travel & Tourism, World Issues, American History, World History, Economics, Law, Politics, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology and Philosophy.
Mathematics and Science
Math & Science are everywhere! More than just numbers and knowledge; Math & Science are a way of thinking. Be observant, be creative, be thoughtful. Math & Science can literally take you to the Moon or help you better understand the world closer to home. At Malvern, you will learn how Math & Science connect to engineering, business and even the arts.
Health and Physical Education
Our Healthy Active Living courses in grades 9 through 12 encourage a lifelong pursuit of physical activity and develop skills required to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students may choose to focus on improving their personal fitness & knowledge of training by opting for Personal Fitness Activities in grades 11/12. Exercise Science prepares students for university programs.
What Sets Us Apart
With 8 major councils and over 20 clubs operating at Malvern, every student can particpate in extracurricular programs. A Grade 9 Co-Curricular Fair gives our new Malvernites an opportunity to learn how they can become involved beyond the classroom. Each year our teams win major regional and city-wide championships and go on to represent Toronto at the provincial level. Our athletes, parents and coaching staff are dedicated to the development and continued success of our athletic programs at Malvern. Join one of our arts clubs: Media Arts, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, Jr and Sr Stage Bands, Girls’ Choir and String Ensemble. Perform in the Sounds of Toronto Concert at Massey Hall, or participate in our exciting Music trips. Get involved in our drama productions, Fashion Show, Valentine’s Day dance, Boardwalk Ball or one of many assemblies during the school year. Fun fundraisers contribute to scholarships, as well as buy music instruments. Our arts students hold an annual exhibit open to staff, students and parents.
Parent and Community Engagement
Malvern maintains strong links with its alumni group: the Red and Black Society. This group meets regularly and is involved with many initiatives. Malvern works with a very supportive parent community who contribute directly to the operation of the school through the Malvern Home and School Council. Parents support the school by funding awards for commencement and attending a variety of school activities. The Music Parents' Council also meets monthly facilitating fundraisers and events. A safe, inclusive & equitable learning climate is essential if students are to succeed in school. Malvern’s School Climate Council is a community based team that includes parents, students, staff, administration & community organisations which examines & responds to major issues regarding Malvern’s social climate with a focus in areas of safety, equity, inclusion & respect.