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MLC School is an independent, non-selective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in the inner west of Sydney. From the Junior School through to their time as Senior School students, MLC School girls dare to be more.

Led by a highly professional staff under the guidance of principal, Ms Lisa Moloney, students are challenged and encouraged to question traditional perceptions and roles
of women, to take their place in an ever-changing society.

MLC School prepares students for a life of learning by motivating them to pursue excellence, demonstrate integrity, celebrate diversity, embrace world citizenship and live with humility. A wide selection of subject choices, as well as co-curricular opportunities aim to empower students to be self-reliant and play an active role in their futures.

MLC School students consistently achieve strong results in the HSC and IB. In 2017, 63.5 per cent of the combined Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR over 90. Thirty-seven per cent achieved an ATAR over 95. Fifty-six students were placed on the HSC High Achievers List in 2017.
More than one third of students sat the International Baccalaureate. Five students achieved a perfect score of 45 (equating to an ATAR of 99.95) placing them among the top academic achievers worldwide. Thirty-two per cent of the school’s IB students achieved an ATAR of 99 or more.

Pastoral care: The renowned MLC School Pastoral Care program helps develop the girls’ self-reliance and empowers them to access the right assistance at the right time.

Junior School: MLC Junior School is a hub of collaborative learning where students can push the boundaries of their education from the very first days of their schooling life. Success starts early since each student’s learning is tailored to cater for her specific needs. The Junior School staff monitor students’ educational growth and maintain an open communication channel with parents as part of a partnership to support each girl.

Senior School: Students can select either the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for their final years of study, both of which provide an academic pathway to tertiary education around Australia and internationally. Each student takes an active decision-making role in the direction of her final years. Detailed and personalised career advice is provided to each student and her parents, to support the conversations around her final decision. This plays a crucial role in each student becoming an independent, fearless and empowered young woman.

STEAM: The integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics provides opportunities for cross-boundary learning throughout the school. Computational Thinking is taught alongside literacy and numeracy from the earliest years. Every student from Kindergarten through to Year 12 can learn programming in the classroom or through additional one-on-one tutoring. Classrooms feature 3D printers and students access virtual reality equipment, drones, computer-aided design software and robotics technology in the new STEAM labs.

Service learning: Year 7 to Year 10 are pivotal years at MLC School where students experience Immersive Learning journeys that broaden each year. Its unique immersive program builds on the girls’ growing capacity to act for others. This program 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 exchange opportunities.

Leadership: MLC School students are encouraged to think and act like leaders from the time they join the school. Opportunities to lead are offered from the Junior School and continue through the Middle Years and into Year 12.

Co-curricular: A plethora of options means there is something to suit every girl. Activities and facilities include a world-class Aquatic Centre for water sports; an inclusive sporting program of 20 sports; an internationally recognised music program with performances in either the Sydney Opera House or Sydney Town Hall; Dance, Drama and Entertainment program producing prize-winning performances.

Where are they now? The MLC School education sets up students with lifelong networks and real choice of future careers. Students gain access to the best courses and tertiary institutions in Australia and around the world including Cambridge, Oxford, UCLA and Juilliard. All alumnae become part of the MLC School family, sharing a remarkable set of values and personal qualities including academic ambition, compassion and service. These qualities are the hallmark of the school. In addition, MLC School alumnae become international sports stars of the highest calibre. The Australian Olympic Team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio featured three MLC School Old Girls as competitors and another as deputy director of medical services for the team.

Principal: Ms Lisa Moloney

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Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1250 students
Fees: Over 16k
Approx. $18,052 (Kindergarten) to $31,584 (Year 12)
9747 12******* 9747 1266
Address Rowley Street, Burwood NSW 2134
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