Methodist Ladies' College (MLC) was founded in 1882 as a 'modern school of the first order' with buildings that formed ‘a collegiate institution for girls unsurpassed in the colonies’.
The goal of its founders was to provide a high-class Christian education for girls, comparable with that provided elsewhere for boys. As the first Australian girls’ school established by the Wesleyan Methodists, MLC attracted boarders from all Australian colonies.
In the 21st century, MLC continues to set the benchmark for educational excellence, facilities and innovation.
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.
The College proudly adopts an international outlook and embraces diversity. In 2014, MLC was one of the first Australian schools to achieve Council of International Schools accreditation for commitment to internationalism and global citizenship.
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.
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