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

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An MLC Education

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.

We are proud to be in the unique position as a large, all-girls school. This means we provide our students with the opportunities, choice, community and room for growth that makes an MLC education so special.

Here are some further reasons:

Big Opportunity

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. If our students want to form a group or club that doesn't already exist, we have the resources and staff to guide them and make it happen!

World Class Staff

Our staff are passionate, supportive and experts in their fields. A large number of our teaching staff are also VCE examiners and Chief Assessors; in fact, one of the largest groups from any Victorian school. MLC fosters an environment of lifelong learning through ongoing professional development programs to ensure that our staff are continuously growing and building on their knowledge and skills. Our staff delight in sharing their combined knowledge with the community through workshops, lectures and printed publications, both internal to MLC and with the wider community.


With a proudly progressive, diverse reputation and certified by the Council for International Schools, we have a long history as a welcoming, inclusive community where students from all walks of life and backgrounds learn and achieve together. With such diversity, our students leave the College with not just one friendship group but instead many across different interests, year levels and houses. Our strong school community extends to supportive families, wonderful staff, Parents' Association and our valued network of 30,000+ alumnae, who continue to come back to the College to mentor and inspire our students.

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.

Depth of Wellbeing

One of the most common questions we are asked is how we can offer support to all students in a large community.
Our renowned Student Wellbeing program, encompassed in our College Wellbeing framework, incorporates multiple levels of support so our students can thrive. 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. Read more about our Wellbeing program here.

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 and benefits behind girls-only education.

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

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