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MLC School

MLC School

Rowley Street, Burwood, Sydney, NSW 2134, Australia

+61 2 9747 1266



MLC School
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1886
Status Private
Principal Lisa Moloney
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 4-18 years
Number of pupils 1,380
Average Class Size 25
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Olivia Nolan
Associations IB, AHISA,Round Square, National Coalition of Girls Schools

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 Pre-Kindergarten through to their time as Senior School students, MLC School girls dare to be more.

Led by highly professional staff under the guidance of Principal Lisa Moloney, girls are challenged and encouraged to question traditional perceptions and roles of women and are instilled with the skills and confidence to take their place in an ever-changing society. MLC School prepares girls 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 an extensive co-curricular program aims to empower girls to be self-reliant and play an active role in their futures.

The award-winning Senior Centre takes classroom practice to a new level and is reflective of modern workplaces. The aim is to equip girls with the skills to be successful in a collaborative, team environment and to be comfortable in open-planned, flexible spaces designed for impromptu group work sessions.

Year 7 to Year 10 are pivotal years where girls experience Immersive Learning journeys that broaden each year. These experiences take place locally, regionally, or abroad; and aim to broaden horizons, encourage resilience and foster a growth mindset to underpin success in their senior years of schooling.

Academically, each girl takes responsibility for her own path in the final years, and this is a crucial stage in her journey towards becoming an independent, fearless and empowered young woman.

Girls choose between the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, with nearly 50 per cent choosing to study the IB. In 2021, the School was named No 1 IB School in Australia and a Top 50 Global IB School. Over 67 MLC School girls have achieved the perfect IB Diploma score of 45 since the programme was introduced here in 2002. All girls consistently score well.

MLC School's Emerging Athlete Program supports talented athletes to navigate through representative sport pathways to achieve their sporting and academic goals, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. MLC School is one of 32 schools worldwide to be accredited as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre through the World Academy of Sport and athletes can study the IBDP over 3 years.

Visit the campus, meet the girls and professional teaching staff, and experience the benefits of joining the MLC School community.