An International Baccalaureate World School
MLC School is an independent, non-selective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in the Inner West of Sydney. MLC School students are encouraged to be fearless thinkers, with the courage to grasp innovation and be agents of change in their lives and the lives of others. MLC School aims to inspire young women to challenge traditional perceptions and roles of women, and play an active, self-reliant role in their future.
Founded 132 years ago, MLC School has consistently been at the forefront of innovation and continues to do so today. Young women are motivated to dare to be more and to take measured risks, while simultaneously adapting to change in a constantly evolving world. Students are enlightened on the responsibility they have in shaping the world around them and in building a future with the tools provided to them through their education at MLC School.
Students at MLC School are provided with the skills to navigate their strengths and weaknesses and to think and act like leaders. Leadership opportunities are plentiful at MLC School and students are encouraged to rise to the challenge of a leadership role from their time at the Junior School, through to their experience as Senior School students. Through leadership positions, students are given the opportunity to pursue excellence, demonstrate integrity and to live with humility. Students develop a questioning mindset and the confidence to challenge stereotypes, which is something we actively celebrate as our students embark on and reach the end of their schooling journey.
Students in Year 10 are given the option of choosing between the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for their two final years of study. Both offer students a pathway to tertiary education. The IB suits students who wish to study a broad range of subjects, while those who want to specialise in one particular area often opt for the HSC. MLC School students have a strong record of achievement in both programs due to the support of the school’s highly professional staff.
MLC School embraces every girl’s individual characteristics. We celebrate what makes students diverse and empower our students to challenge traditional perceptions about the role of women in society.
Principal, Ms Lisa Moloney. Ms Moloney is an exceptionally experienced educator, with a wealth of knowledge spanning over a 30-year-long career, which began with her role as a Geography and Science teacher. Lisa Moloney joins the MLC School family, bringing with her a passion for educating young women and inspiring them to be agents of change in their lives and in the lives of others.
Ms Moloney aims to empower young women to challenge perceptions of what women can do by emboldening students to be multi-dimensional women, equipped for an ever-evolving society. According to Ms Moloney, “Students are encouraged to challenge traditional perceptions and roles of women, and play an active, self-reliant role in their future, to show themselves and the world what young women can do, and the responsibility they have in shaping the world.”
MLC School students are offered a wide range of subjects and exciting opportunities in co-curricular and leadership activities, including sports, overseas exchange and service learning. These aim to prepare young women for a life of learning by empowering them to pursue excellence, demonstrate integrity, celebrate diversity, embrace world citizenship and live with humility.
“Young women are encouraged to dare to be more, and MLC School aims to provide them with the tools and confidence to do so,” said Ms Moloney.
The MLC School education sets students up with lifelong networks and a variety of choices in their career paths. Alumnae become part of the MLC School family, sharing a remarkable set of values and personal qualities, which are the hallmark of the school.
“We believe that the relationships formed between young women at MLC School have a profound impact on their lives after school, and help shape them into women who dare to face any challenge they are presented with. The willingness and excitement of Old Girls to revisit the MLC School campus speaks volumes about how important their time at MLC School is to them.”
“We warmly invite prospective parents to visit our campus, meet our students and academic staff, and experience the benefits of joining the MLC School community. I look forward to meeting our future parents on one of our tour days,” said Ms Moloney.
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