In addition to in-class opportunities for reflection on their social impact, all students are required to participate in the Christian Service Program. Christian Service is a concrete way to put faith into practice. Whether students are delivering hot meals to people experiencing homelessness or hosting a Christmas party for underprivileged children, these shared experiences help students put their faith into action and generate life-changing insights.
Malvern's faculty, staff, and students have all spent time in the surrounding communities, as well as across the U.S. and abroad getting to know and being of service to those in need at a variety of organizations. The school's goal is to help support the work these organizations do, and to be open to being changed by spending quality time with those whose journey is different from ours.
All 9-11 grade students are required to participate in one Christian Service experience during each school year. Faculty will be mentoring these experiences and they will be offered to students at the start of the school year. The summer before their senior year, students grow as service-oriented leaders through an intensive domestic or international service experience to destinations such as New Orleans, Houston, South Africa, and Peru.