Methodist Ladies' College - MLC

Methodist Ladies' College - MLC

Kew VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

Live a Bigger Boarding Life at MLC

A mere seven kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, nestled in the leafy inner-city suburb of Kew, MLC Boarding is a vibrant home-away-from-home for girls from all around Australia, and the world. Our exceptional culture of care is offered within the secure, immersive, and inclusive community of Tiddeman House, where MLC boarders safely develop the skills and knowledge they need to embrace the challenges and opportunities of life.

MLC is a recognised leader in boarding education. We consistently nurture intelligent, independent, and resilient young women.

Located on-campus near the bustling urban centre of Hawthorn, Tiddeman House combines 130 years of tradition with contemporary living, creating a warm, supportive environment.

Our facilities include our renowned music school and physical education centre for lessons and tuition, as well as a dedicated boarding sporting program. The boarding house upholds a strong sense of community spirit with organised weekend activities, an annual boarders’ drama production and special event nights.

Living spaces include communal areas with modern facilities, an art and mindfulness space, reading room, study room, and gym, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities of the main college. We provide an environment that balances flexibility with structure, and privacy with connection. Students grow in independence and leadership skills through our boarding leader group, our boarding buddy system, and of course through countless opportunities within the wider college.

MLC offers one of the largest and most varied curricula in Australia and we enthusiastically encourage our boarders to embrace the diverse range of activities available. With 30 sports and a wide range of committees and clubs on offer, there is sure to be something to ignite your daughter’s passions.We understand that the transition to boarding can be daunting, and our experienced, caring, and approachable team of staff are committed to best practice residential care. Furthermore, our academic tutors regularly liaise with day school teaching staff and parents so that each boarder’s learning needs are met, and progress is monitored.

Boarding provides a wonderful opportunity for students to develop confidence, resilience, and personal management skills. For those not from Melbourne, it gives students an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the city and makes transitions into future tertiary studies far easier.

We are proud to foster a community culture of support and diversity, where lifelong friendships are made.

Boarding scholarships are 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:
Japanese, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Auslan, Chinese First Language

Senior secondary subjects overview

48 VCE level 3/4 studies

Senior secondary programs overview

4 VET program(s) available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 30%

Median Score: 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (12)


Activities (93)


Extra-curricular (20)


Music (68)


Sports (34)

Support Staff

Support Staff (89)

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School Details







Principal: Ms Diana Vernon


207 Barkers Road Kew Victoria 3101

Tel: (03) 9274 6316

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