Methodist Ladies' College - MLC

Methodist Ladies' College - MLC

Kew VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

A home away from home

As one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools,MLC has a proud tradition of welcoming boarders from rural and regional areasas well as countries all around the world. Tiddeman House, MLC’s boarding house,offers a home away from home for approximately 120 Year 7 to Year 12 students,providing an exciting journey to experience new opportunities, create newfriendships and learn independence. We are located just eight kilometres fromthe cultural vibrancy of Melbourne’s CBD, dubbed the ‘world’s most liveablecity’. The bustling urban centre of Hawthorn is also our doorstep with multiplepublic transport options, health services and leisure activities only minutes’walk away.

MLC offers one of thelargest and most varied curricula in Australia and we enthusiasticallyencourage our boarders to embrace the diverse range of activities available.With 30 sports and a wide range of committees and clubs available, there issure to be something to ignite your daughter’s passions. Our facilities includeour renowned music school and physical education centre for lessons and tuitionas well as dedicated boarding sporting programs. The boarding house upholds astrong sense of community spirit with organised weekend activities, an annual boarders’drama production and special event nights.

Tiddeman Housecombines tradition with contemporary living and technology, creating a warm,supportive environment. Living spaces include communal areas with modernfacilities, an art and mindfulness space, reading room, study and gym as wellas the state-of-the-art facilities of the main college. We provide anenvironment that offers the balance of flexibility and structure, privacy andconnection. Students become independent and learn to self-manage, whilstleadership skills are developed through our boarding leader group, our boardingbuddy system, and of course through countless opportunities within the wider college.

We understand thatthe transition to boarding can be daunting and our experienced and passionateteam of staff are committed to delivering best practice residential care, andare chosen for their caring attitudes and approachable personalities. Academictutors regularly liaise with day school teaching staff and parents so that eachboarder’s learning needs are met and progress is monitored.

Boarding provides awonderful opportunity for students to develop confidence, resilience and personalmanagement skills. For those not from Melbourne, it gives students anopportunity to familiarise themselves with the city and makes transitions intofuture tertiary studies far easier. We are proud to foster a community cultureof support and diversity, where lifelong friendships are made.

Boarding scholarshipsare available. See for more information.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 2021
Up to Year 6: 425
In high school: 1596
In Year 12: 285

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: vertical and mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, English, English as a second language, French, Japanese, Spanish

Senior secondary subjects overview

51 VCE level 3/4 studies
367 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

13 VET program(s) available
523 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 28%

Median Score: 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET: 66%


Bachelor enrolled: 86%

TAFE/VET enrolled: 5%

Apprentice/Trainee: 1%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (110)


Extra-curricular (2)


Music (14)


Sports (39)

Support Staff

Support Staff (84)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Diana Vernon


207 Barkers Road Kew Victoria 3101

Tel: (03) 9274 6333

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