We are a vibrant all-girls' boarding and day school that has been offering girl-centric education for more than a century.
We are a blend of cultures, ideas, innovation and imagination. We are a community that celebrates diversity and achievement, and promotes excellence in all areas of life.
Each and every MLC girl is special, and we celebrate her individual gifts and talents. She gives her best in all that she does, and grows to serve her community and beyond, as a leader on her chosen path in life.
Girls can come to us in Pre-Kindergarten, from the age of three, and continue their journey throughout Junior, Middle and Senior Years on our beautiful campus in the heart of Claremont.
Boarders from regional Australia and around the world join us from the age of 12, and live in our bespoke Boarding House, which overlooks the pristine Swan River.
Our school echoes with the excitement of discovery as our girls continue their wondrous learning adventure.
As we move towards 2025 we remain committed to:
Our Vision – An international leader of holistic learning and teaching.
Our Mission – Mentoring motivated learners to choose purposeful futures.
Our Values – Integrity, Mastery, Enterprise and Justice.
Our Inspiration and Motto - Per Ardua ad Alta; through striving to the heights
Principal Cody introduces MLC's new strategic horizon…
Towards 2025 is MLC's focused Strategic Plan for improvement. Its formation has been a collaborative process of reassessing our position and considering the College's next stage of development. Set over a century ago, the foundation principle and inspiration remains our College Motto – Per Ardua Ad Alta; through striving to the heights. Implicit in our Motto is an unwavering commitment to improvement accompanying a healthy competitive spirit.
Aims of Towards 2025
Towards 2025 has been shaped to:
- Reimagine MLC following its period of rejuvenation.
- Redefine the notion of learner, teacher and curriculum within the context of best practice research and preparedness for 2025 and beyond.
To achieve this, our new Vision, Mission and Values express Towards 2025's overarching principles.
Preferred Educational Model
Our girls are at the heart of everything we do at MLC and to ensure they all gain the optimum benefit from a MLC education, we have devised our PEM – Preferred Educational Model.
This means that we keep class sizes smaller so that teachers, mentors, and staff can get to know each girl as an individual, understand her abilities and aspirations, and be able to inspire her to be her best.
By 2016, there will be no more than 20-22 girls in most classrooms. This will allow room for the girls to explore and discover their own path, and to give them a safe and enjoyable environment where they can really challenge themselves and try new activities from our outstanding educational programme.
This model is also beneficial to our teaching staff as they have more time to interact with each girl, to understand her needs, and enjoy a vibrant and professional teaching environment to allow her to thrive academically. We have found that members of staff choose to stay at MLC longer due to the community feeling. We also provide constant professional learning and development.
Our PEM embraces our one journey from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 philosophy, which is designed to give growing girls stability as they move throughout the College.
Above all, the PEM builds on one of MLC's greatest strengths - its teacher-student relationships - to create an even more successful learning environment for your daughter.
At the end of the journey, the world awaits.