The MLC School girl is daring and brave. She pushes societal, academic and creative boundaries. She challenges the perceptions of what a woman can and should do. She embraces her responsibility to actively and positively contribute to the world. MLC School girls are fostered to be free-thinking women, and to challenge the norm by taking measured risks. Girls come from across Sydney and reflect the variety of cultural and faith backgrounds that are evident in our global city. Difference is encouraged through MLC School's academic and co-curricular programs, which recognise and celebrate diversity and hold notions of what might be seen as 'typical' up to the light. These programs allow girls to discover their academic, creative and physical strengths, reward curiosity and provide a safe framework for experimentation and risk-taking. From our earliest days, MLC School has recognised the pivotal role that education plays in the empowerment of women and sought to challenge community assumptions about the roles and limitations of women. Our mission 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', is as relevant and necessary as ever.