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Yes, all applicants are automatically put onto a waiting list until MLC Admissions begins the enrolment process for the year of interest.
As we are an open entry school, students are placed on our waiting list according to the date on which we receive your completed Application for Admission. At the beginning of the year prior to commencement, MLC Admissions contacts families to confirm interest in a place for the following year. For students entering Prep, Years 5 and 7 we contact families two years prior to commencement. In the event that year levels are at capacity, then families who have not been offered a place will remain on the waiting list. MLC Admissions will make contact if a vacancy occurs. Places at MLC are offered in order of the date of application. A family connection to the College provides students with a two year advantage on the waiting list.
MLC accepts students at all year levels where places are available. The major intake years are Prep, Years 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.
MLC is an open entry school, and all students are welcome to apply. Every student entering the College from Year 5 is tested, but this is not a requirement for enrolment. The test provides important up-to-date information which we can use to meet your daughter's individual learning needs.
When a prospective student applies for admission to MLC, her details are entered on our waitlist. At the beginning of the year prior to commencement, MLC Admissions contacts the family to confirm interest in a place at MLC for the following year. The parents/guardian complete an enrolment questionnaire and supply a copy of the student’s latest school report. We then organise an interview with the Head of School. Offers of a place at the College are usually made after this interview. Places at MLC are offered in order of the date of application and a family connection to the College. For students entering Prep, Years 5 and 7 we contact families two years prior to commencement.
Offers are generally made after the interview with the relevant Head of School. Places at MLC are offered in order of the date of application, with priority given to applicants with a family connection to the College. For students entering Prep, Years 5 and 7 we contact families two years prior to commencement.
As students transition into and through MLC at key entry levels in Prep, Years 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 or at other year levels, appropriate support is provided to ensure transitions are as smooth as possible. Planning and preparation sessions are held for students in transition for one year level to the next and specific preparation sessions are held for either MLC Marshmead or Melbourne Term in Year 9.
All new students to MLC attend orientation sessions and a meeting with the Head of School. Year 7 students have Year 11 ‘Big Sisters’ and ‘Outdoor Leaders’ assigned to their Home Group who support the Year 7 wellbeing program.
Similarly, all Prep students are linked to a Year 4 ‘buddy’. New students in other year levels are also linked to a supportive MLC peer through age-appropriate Mentor or Buddy programs.
Student wellbeing is a key priority at MLC and underpins every teaching and learning program. The College is divided into four separate schools, each managed by a Head of School. In the Junior School, class teachers work with the Head of School, specialist teachers, counsellors and parents to ensure each student is known and cared for. In Years 7 to 10, students belong to a Home Group and meet daily with their Home Group teacher to address any concerns or issues they may have. Year 11 and 12 students meet their Tutor weekly in their Tutor Groups and discuss any issues they may have. All students have access to a wide support network which includes Student Co-ordinators, Learning Support staff, Chaplains and Counsellors, who work together to ensure each student develops confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging.
Yes, each year we offer a large number of academic, music/academic, boarding, and means-tested principal scholarships for both current and new students.
Find out more about scholarships at MLC.
MLC's Compass program has been specially designed to meet the unique needs of talented students. This innovative online learning program provides enrichment across a wide range of subject areas. High-potential students may self-select or be nominated to participate in enrichment programs online – without leaving their desks! The progress of all students involved in the wide range of Compass programs is monitored by highly skilled Learning Support staff to ensure each student's individual learning needs are met.
In Years 7 to 12 MLC offers French, French Immersion, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese. Students can also choose to study Spanish in Years 9 to 12. In Junior School, students study Japanese from Prep to Year 4, and French in Years 5 and 6. Students at MLC Kindle also learn Japanese, with a focus on culture and diversity. Students may also choose to study another language through distance education, with support from the College and with approval from the relevant Head of School.
Physical Education and Sport coaches offer more than 30 sports to students at MLC. Specialist staff provide coaching for the many MLC teams who compete in inter-school competitions during the week and after school, while several MLC sports clubs, including Diving, Gymnastics, Rowing, Kayaking, Snow Sports and Swimming, run on the weekend. MLC's outstanding Physical Education Centre includes an indoor swimming and diving pool, gymnasium, dance facilities and an Olympic standard gymnastics venue.
Music is an integral part of the curriculum at MLC, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performance groups including choirs and orchestras. Individual tuition in a wide range of instruments and voice is also available at the school. MLC's Music Department provides superb performance venues, as well as individual tuition suites and studios.
An important part of an MLC education happens beyond the classroom, where a student can immerse herself in a world of creativity and activity. Whether its sport, music, debating or Shakespeare, there is an abundance of co-curricular activities to ignite your daughter’s passion.
MLC’s Boarding House is home to approximately 120 boarders from Years 7 – 12 from both rural and metropolitan areas in Australia and a wide variety of overseas nations.
Find out more about boarding at MLC.
MLC is located close to public transport on Glenferrie Road. Trams run past the school and Glenferrie train station is a short walk away. There are also two private bus companies that service several schools in the local area.
Our Transport Map has information on public transport to and from MLC.
MLC does not have a formal connection with any particular boys’ school but instead takes part in activities with a number of local boys' schools. We collaborate with Camberwell Grammar on a musical production every second year, work co-operatively with Xavier College on their Maytime Fair, take part in the inter-school debating program with a number of boys' and girls' schools, and hold several friendly inter-school sport matches each year with schools including Scotch College, Camberwell Grammar and Trinity Grammar. Other regular activities with local boys’ schools include MLC’s reciprocal literature club exchange with Scotch College.
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