About MLC School
Founded in 1886 MLC School is an Australian Independent Girls’ School of the Uniting Church in Australia. MLC School’s mission is to educate young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others.
MLC School will inspire young women to collaborate, create and innovate for a better world.
Embrace world citizenship
Live with humility
MLC School offers a rich, well rounded education program that reflects our deeply held belief that all students have special gifts, talents and needs. It enacts our commitment as educators to endeavor to bring out these gifts in each and every one of our students; to help each student find her own voice.
We are proud of our diverse student population, and honour the identity of every girl, acknowledging that her story contributes to our shared identity.
With an in-depth knowledge of how girls learn best, MLC School is dedicated to creating a nurturing and enjoyable environment for girls to adopt an intelligent and critical mindset. This begins in the Early Years, where technology is embedded in a play based environment, making learning both fun and engaging, and where each girl receives ‘just right’ instruction in English and Mathematics regardless of her year level.
Our immersive learning experiences from Year 6 to Year 10 broaden horizons, encourage resilience and foster a growth mindset to underpin academic success in the senior years. They begin in Year 6 with Down the Rabbit Hole, then the Year 7 Illumination Experience – A Week in Shakespeare's World, followed by City Experience in Year 8, Broken Hill Experience in Year 9 and culminate in an international service learning experience for all of Year 10 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These programs deepen the bonds between students, open new perspectives on the world and allow the students to meet significant personal and academic challenges prior to their entry to the senior years of high school.
IB and HSC – Your Choice
In Year 11 and Year 12 MLC School offers the pre-eminent International Baccalaureate (IB) course in Australia, as well as the HSC. The IB is an internationally recognised qualification that particularly suits all-rounders while the HSC suits students who have a strong interest in a particular academic area such as science or the arts. MLC School also offers outstanding support for VET courses in Hospitality and Entertainment at Year 12 level.
Middle Years Program
From Year 6 to Year 9 the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the IB provides a high quality framework for learning for all of our students, regardless of which academic pathway is chosen for Senior Years. The aim of the MYP is to create a platform for future success for the HSC or the IB. We aim to ensure that as each girl enters Year 10 she is well supported and well informed about the detail of her subject interests, her own learning preferences and how best to meet the challenges of the senior years.
In Year 10 each student and her family receives careful, thorough and individualised support to ensure subject selection is optimal for success. MLC School is also one of the few schools still offering a fully supported Work Experience program in Year 10.
The results our students achieved in 2016 are testament to this approach. Overall, 12% of our combined HSC/IB Cohort achieved an ATAR over 99, 35% achieved an ATAR over 95 and 50% achieved an ATAR over 90. For more about our results click here.
MLC School occupies a very convenient location for many areas of Sydney. Students travel to the school locally and by direct school and public transport from the Inner West, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs and Cronulla. For more about our transport options please click here.
Since 1886, MLC School has been dedicated to championing girls’ education. The long list of outstanding professional and life achievements by our former students is testament to this commitment. For more about our outstanding Old Girls please click here.
To find out more about enrolment at MLC School please go to our enrolments page here. Personal tours of the school can also be arranged, or you can book into a scheduled tour here.
We hope to welcome you to MLC School soon.