Founded in 1886, MLC School is an 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.


  • Pursue excellence
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Celebrate diversity
  • 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.

Immersive Learning

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 Space Inquiry, Year 7 Illumination Experience, 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

MLC School offers the pre-eminent International Baccalaureate (IB) course in Australia, as well as the HSC for Year 11 and Year 12. 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.