MLC School is an independent, non-selective, Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in the Inner West of Sydney. A rigorous approach challenges students to be fearless thinkers with the courage to grasp innovation, take measured risks and make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.
MLC School embraces every girl’s individual characteristics and is proud of the culturally diverse population they form. Graduates are prepared for a life of learning: empowered with a fundamental optimism, multiple perspectives and a questioning mind-set.
MLC School’s culture of success produces academic results that are remarkable for a non-selective school. In 2015, seven IB students and one HSC student achieved a perfect ATAR of 99.95, the highest IB results in Australia. Fifty-two per cent of the 2015 Year 12 cohort achieved a combined ATAR over 90 in the HSC and IB. Thirty-two per cent achieved an ATAR over 95 and 12 per cent achieved an ATAR over 99.
MLC School students gain access to the best courses and tertiary institutions in the world including Cambridge, Oxford, UCLA and Juilliard.
Junior School: Learning in the Junior School is undertaken in collaboration and across curriculums. Students learn to question their assumptions, communicate effectively and develop a detailed, rigorous thinking style. A focus on immersive educational experiences and a thoughtful approach to teaching wellbeing and conflict resolution lay the foundation for educational and life success.
Senior School: The Senior School is made up of students from Year 6 to Year 12. The curriculum covers the BOSTES prerequisites for girls from Year 6 to Year 10 under the MYP framework. Students in Year 11 and Year 12 have a choice of academic pathways to suit their individual learning style and academic preferences. Both the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) offer excellent opportunities, whether a student prefers to specialise in one academic area or take a more generalist approach. Detailed, personalised careers advice ensures that each girl is well prepared for her chosen course and field.
STEAM: The integration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics provides opportunities for cross-boundary learning throughout the school. Every student from Kindergarten through to Year 12 can learn to code. The Technology Department designs dynamic, solutions-based experiences and after-school activities to inspire every student’s interest in this growing field.
Service Learning: Service is a significant part of the MLC School experience. An immersive, sequential program that builds on the girls’ growing capacity to act for others culminates in a two-week service trip to Thailand in Year 10. MLC School is also part of Round Square, giving the girls access to local, regional and international opportunities to develop their sense of responsibility, commitment and global perspective.
Leadership: MLC School students are encouraged to think and act like leaders from the time they join the school and opportunities to lead abound. On average 90 per cent of the Year 12 cohort elects to take on the office of Prefect. It is a testament to a schooling that has pushed them to embrace responsibility and be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others.
Co-curricular: Students are encouraged to participate fully in the co-curricular life of the school. A plethora of options means there is something to suit every girl. Activities include:
Students can also join a variety of clubs and committees to exchange ideas and make friends across year groups.