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2019

  • November

    Giving Back to the Community

    For the past few years, Malvern Prep students and employees have made a commitment to give back to the local community through our 20 Can Challenge. Students, faculty, and staff are all challenged to each bring in 20 cans in support of our yearly food drive. Together, the community collected more than 8,000 cans to donate to St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester and the Chester County Food Bank in Exton.
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  • October

    Admissions Advice for First-Time Parents and Students

    Fall is not only a time for football, foliage, and pumpkin spice lattes - it’s also the peak season for high school admissions. If leaves aren’t covering yards yet, changes are lawn signs are - advertising Open Houses for many private and independent schools throughout the Philadelphia area.
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  • May

    Make the Case for our Student-Athletes

    Ian Harkness, Director of College Counseling
    As I reflect on the close of another academic year, I am vividly reminded of the old ABC: Wide World of Sports theme, "The thrill of the victory, and the agony of defeat." These iconic words preceded ABC's sports coverage each weekend and helped define those unavoidable feelings of competition at the highest levels. When I hear this quote, I reflect on the many wins and losses that shaped this year, and how critical both the highs and lows are for the learning process for each of our student-athletes.
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  • April

    Living Stations of the Cross : Bigger Than the Sum of its Parts

    Malvern Prep has been performing the Living Stations of the Cross every year since 2006. The cast puts on two performances during Holy Week. The first is on Palm Sunday, and the second takes place on the last day of classes before Easter Break.
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  • March

    Justin Halladay '95: Sport for Social Change

    Malvern alumnus Justin Halladay ’95 established a non-profit organization ten years ago called Project Béisbol. Based in US and Colombia, the mission of this organization is to provide baseball and softball equipment donations, high-quality instruction, and international education opportunities for boys and girls in vulnerable communities in Latin America. Malvern students were invited to participate in an exchange in Colombia through Project Béisbol in October 2018.
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  • Lessons in Living from Beloved Fr. Dave Duffy, O.S.A. (1931-2006)

    This week, we celebrated the life of Fr. Dave Duffy by participating in acts of kindness and making members of our community feel special.  Faculty member, Mr. John Ostick P’99’07’13 shares his fond memories of Fr. Duffy in the excerpt below.
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  • February

    The Experience of Malvern Prep

    Lea Murtaugh Ruggiero, Assistant Director of Admissions explains the importance of Shadow Days in the admissions experience.
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  • January

    TX Service Trip

    Mr. Tom McGuire discusses the service trip to Rockport, TX over J-Term. The trip, led by Mr. Jeff Kinney, brought together students and faculty/staff to aid in the rebuilding of the area devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
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  • J-Term 2019

    J-Term at Malvern makes coming back after winter break exciting for the whole community. Learn what this year's J-Term was like as the community shares their experience. 
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Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of VeritasUnitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.