Methodist Ladies' College is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools, internationally renowned for our extensive curriculum choice, cutting edge approach to education, varied learning experiences and outstanding academic and co-curricular results.

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Big school opportunities, small school care

With an unrivalled range of curricular and co-curricular options, opportunity and choice are a hallmark of an MLC education. However, we also provide small-school care so every student feels valued and supported. With four smaller learning communities over the different year levels, learning and personal development programs have been tailored to meet the unique needs of each age and stage of students’ growth, further supported by our renowned wellbeing programs.

Our over-arching goal is to nurture and develop each MLC student so that she leaves school with the skills, knowledge and values necessary to be a world-ready woman.

STEAM Learning

MLC has long had an interdisciplinary approach to learning with a strong focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, Mathematics) subjects, and we recognise the necessity of diverse disciplines, such as science and the arts, coming together to drive innovation. We encourage our students to collaborate and combine critical thinking with creativity, so they develop into the next generation of skilled, technologically capable and creative problem solvers.


Along with our extensive subject choices, our large and varied range of co-curricular activities enables MLC girls to make choices unhampered by stereotypes. With more than 30 sports and a wide range of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, committees and clubs on offer, there is sure to be something to ignite your daughter’s passion and discover a new set of skills for life beyond the classroom.


With so much on offer, MLC girls don't just find one 'tribe', they find many; forming friendships across different interests, year levels and houses. Our strong school community extends to supportive families, wonderful staff and our valued network of alumnae. The Parents’ Association encourages all parents to be involved with a wide range of special interest groups and events.

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The MLC Difference

Explore what makes our College one of Australia's leading independent girls' schools.




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Our Approach

Diverse Community, Global Outlook

With a proudly progressive, diverse reputation and certified by the Council for International Schools, MLC is a welcoming community where students from all walks of life learn and achieve together. Throughout our history, MLC has demonstrated its commitment to fostering a genuine appreciation and respect for different cultures and religions in an environment that is inclusive, supportive and cohesive. In the 21st century, our commitment to internationalism and a global outlook is reflected not only in our classrooms, but also in our co-curricular programs.

World Class Staff

MLC fosters an environment of lifelong learning through professional development programs to ensure that our highly qualified staff continue to grow and build on their knowledge and skills. Staff at MLC are passionate, supportive and dedicated to teaching, with the College providing year-round workshops and training sessions so they can continue learning along with their students. Our staff work tirelessly to inspire, encourage and support our students to always strive for excellence and to be the best that they can be.

All Girls

MLC has over 135 years' experience successfully educating girls to be the citizens the world needs. MLC teaching and educational support staff understand girls and the particular way they learn, develop and communicate. Our programs have been specifically designed to help girls achieve their best, and their effectiveness is borne out in our consistently outstanding academic results as well as our students' achievements and successes in all areas of school life.
Click here to read about the research behind girls-only education.

An MLC education inspires young women to be the citizens the world needs.
Diana Vernon, Principal

News & Events

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February 15, 2018
Free Student Discussion
Fortune telling and propaganda vs the real challenge facing younger generations. All secondary students welcome!
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February 8, 2018
Founder's Day
MLC celebrates 136 years on Wednesday, 14 February!
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February 7, 2018
Next steps for Class of 2017
Our Class of 2017 are off to study a wide range of areas.
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