As a leader in education, our unmatched subject offerings, wellbeing experiences and learning environments inspire and support our students to find and nurture their individual interests and talents. MLC students are encouraged to be themselves and forge their own paths to self-confidence, purpose, and achievement on their own terms.
Our over-arching goal is to support and develop each student so that she leaves school with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to navigate the complexities of 21st-Century life.
Learning at MLC focuses on building respectful relationships, sparking curiosity, embedding critical thinking, and instilling the confidence to think creatively. As a non-denominational and multi-cultural college, we value diversity and broad expressions of achievement. At MLC, every student finds her niche. Whether your daughter enjoys sport, science, mathematics, music, languages, the dramatic arts, fine arts, music, or co-curricular activities such as community service, debating, or clubs and societies, at MLC she will find world-class teachers, extraordinary facilities, and like-minded students to inspire and welcome her on her journey.
As your child progresses, increasing levels of subject choice and learning pathways enable her to build upon her interests and strengths. In Year 10, students can choose from over 40 elective subjects, and this choice expands further with over 60 subjects on offer across VCE, VCE VET and the International Baccalaureate (IB). Along the way, our experienced careers counsellors are there to help your daughter articulate her dreams and goals and chart her pathway from secondary school to tertiary education and beyond.
Health and Wellbeing
Student wellbeing is fundamental to the MLC experience. We integrate the latest research into the classroom through a wide range of supportive programs designed to resonate deeply with our students.
Every student has a designated teacher personally responsible for her wellbeing, who together with a team of teachers and support staff, act as a focal point across a larger on-campus support network.
We also offer more than 30 sports to encourage students of all ages and abilities to stay active. Our students have access to expert coaching, world class facilities, and a diverse range of group and individual sporting opportunities, including rowing, swimming, AFL, netball, and gymnastics. We also complement our sports offerings with a focus on holistic health, fitness classes, nutrition, and mindfulness, so that students acquire a vast toolbox of resources for self-care and healthy habits.
Our staff are at the top of their fields. With a balanced ratio of male and female teachers, the majority of our educators stay with MLC for many years and benefit from extensive and ongoing professional development. Our teaching staff frequently hold varied and successful careers in other fields before or alongside becoming teachers and bring real-world expertise into the classroom. MLC specifically looks at the level of knowledge and passion in our teaching staff that is not found anywhere else. We also employ many VCE examiners and Chief Assessors, enabling our teachers and support staff to confidently prepare students for their Senior Years. In fact, MLC has one of the largest groups of VCE examiners and Chief Assessors of any Victorian school.
MLC has over 137 years' experience in successfully educating girls to be the citizens the world needs. MLC teaching and educational support staff understand girls and the way they learn, develop and communicate. Our programs have been specifically designed to help girls achieve their best, and their effectiveness is reflected in our consistently outstanding academic results as well as our students' achievements and successes in all areas of school life and beyond.
Curriculum and Learning
Subject variety is the hallmark of an MLC education. The college offers a broad, supportive, and comprehensive learning experience in Years Prep–6, and one of the most extensive and engaging Years 7–12 curriculum offerings in Australia.
These subjects are the foundation of MLC’s students' education, integrated into all year levels' curriculum starting from MLC Kindle all the way into Senior School:
MLC offers students' endless options to explore areas of study that pique their interests. Each school, from Junior School to Senior School, has its own opportunities for discovery:
- Home Economics and Hospitality
- Physical Education
These are optional activities for your daughter to participate in, in addition to her school day. MLC students embrace these opportunities! These activities are scheduled before school, after school, or during lunchtimes. There is a myriad of opportunities to participate, make new friends, get involved and experience new challenges through House activities, sport, clubs, the arts and even international trips and tours.
- Dramatic Arts
- Tours and Exchanges
- Community Services
- Clubs and Committees
- Music School
- Performance Spaces
- Swimming Pool
- Physical Education Centre