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MLC School, Burwood NSW

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MLC School
MLC School is an independent, non-selective, Uniting Church day school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. MLC School has provided generations of girls with an exceptional education and extensive opportunities for personal growth since 1886.
Rowley Street
Sydney Inner-West, Sydney West
+61 2 9747 1266

 An International Baccalaureate World School

  World Academy of Sport Accredited Athlete Friendly Education Centre


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MLC School has a virtual fly-through experience for prospective families wishing to view the campus any day of the year online.

Lisa Moloney
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Kindergarten
  • Pre-K Campus
  • Primary Campus
  • Secondary Campus
  • Junior School
  • Senior School
  • Uniting Church
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12
Uniting Church
Pre-Kindergarten 3 days - $15,672 p.a.
Year 12 - $39,648 p.a.
(Subject to change)
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
  • Discipline
  • Educational Support
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Personal Values
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Welfare
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Alpine Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

MLC School is an independent, non-selective Uniting Church school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 in the Inner West of Sydney. From Pre-Kindergarten through to their time as Senior School students, MLC School girls dare to be more.  

Led by highly professional staff under the guidance of Principal Lisa Moloney, girls are challenged and encouraged to question traditional perceptions and roles of women and are instilled with the skills and confidence to take their place in an ever-changing society. MLC School prepares girls for a life of learning by motivating them to pursue excellence, demonstrate integrity, celebrate diversity, embrace world citizenship and live with humility. A wide selection of subject choices, as well as an extensive co-curricular program aims to empower girls to be self-reliant and play an active role in their futures.

The award-winning Senior Centre takes classroom practice to a new level and is reflective of modern workplaces. The aim is to equip girls with the skills to be successful in a collaborative, team environment and to be comfortable in open-planned, flexible spaces designed for impromptu group work sessions.

Year 7 to Year 10 are pivotal years where girls experience Immersive Learning journeys that broaden each year. These experiences take place locally, regionally, or abroad; and aim to broaden horizons, encourage resilience and foster a growth mindset to underpin success in their senior years of schooling. 

Academically, each girl takes responsibility for her own path in the final years, and this is a crucial stage in her journey towards becoming an independent, fearless and empowered young woman. 

Girls choose between the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, with nearly 50 per cent choosing to study the IB. In 2021, the School was named No 1 IB School in Australia and a Top 50 Global IB School. Over 67 MLC School girls have achieved the perfect IB Diploma score of 45 since the programme was introduced here in 2002. All girls consistently score well. 

MLC School’s Emerging Athlete Program supports talented athletes to navigate through representative sport pathways to achieve their sporting and academic goals, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. MLC School is one of 32 schools worldwide to be accredited as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre through the World Academy of Sport and athletes can study the IBDP over 3 years.

Visit the campus, meet the girls and professional teaching staff, and experience the benefits of joining the MLC School community.

Choosing MLC School

2024 Tour Dates

Tours book out well in advance and are essential, so please register for an upcoming tour on our website here.

MLC School offers a range of scholarships, including the Principal's Scholarship, scholarships for new students, continuing students, all-rounders, music students and daughters of Old Girls. Some of our scholarships are means tested.
Please check our website for specific details about opening dates, the process and eligibility here.
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Principal Lisa 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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