The goal of MLC's founders, the Wesleyan Methodists, was to provide a 'high-class Christian education for girls', comparable with that provided elsewhere for boys at the time.
From its inception, MLC attracted boarders from all around the country; the iconic Gothic Revival building in the front gardens is now where our boarders live today.
Although MLC was Australia's first girls' school to be founded by the Weslyan Methodists, those of all faiths and cultural backgrounds have always been welcomed. This inclusive and accepting environment of the College, as well as being an internationally-minded school, is still strong today.
In the 21st century, MLC continues to set the benchmark for educational excellence, facilities and innovation.
Some notable historical achievements include:
- In 1990, MLC became the first school in the world to introduce laptop computers for all students from Years 5 – 12. This program has since been extended to include iPads for all Prep – Year 2 students and laptops for all students from Year 3 – Year 12.
- In 1991, MLC Marshmead opened, providing Year 9 students with a unique eight-week residential outdoor education experience with a focus on sustainable living.
- In 2014, MLC was one of the first Australian schools to achieve Council of International Schools accreditation for commitment to internationalism and global citizenship. The College has always proudly adopted an international outlook and embraced diversity, and continues to do so.
Please also visit our Notable Alumnae
page to discover the wonderful array of achievements our students have made since last century.
MLC has continued to remain at the forefront of education and proudly produces world-ready school leavers who are well equipped to forge successful, fulfilling personal and professional lives.