Methodist Ladies' College

A College of the Uniting Church

Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) provides over 1,000 day and boarding students with broad-based opportunities to explore and develop their potential within a supportive environment. The beautiful Centenary Building, dating from 1907, sits at the heart of the MLC campus, overlooking the Swan River. College facilities include the Walter Shepherd Resource Centre, which contains our library and IT department, the 700-seat Hadley Hall auditorium, and the new Meredith Taylor Health and Sports Centre.

Our Vision: Per Ardua Ad Alta: through striving to the heights

Our Mission is to provide challenging and holistic educational experiences that inspire individual excellence and global citizenship. To achieve this, we live our Christian Values and are committed to leading learning. 

Our Values: We value and foster Christian foundations in life; courage, resilience and confidence; community spirit which celebrates diversity; striving to make the most of individual gifts; and respect for self, others and the environment.

Preferred Education Model

Our Preferred Education Model (PEM) builds on one of MLC's greatest strengths – its teacher-student relationships. Based on a Kindergarten–Year 12, learner-centric philosophy – one journey through distinct phases of learning – the PEM includes a target class size of 20 at every level.

The majority of classes already meet the 20 target, and we expect to see 95% of our classes achieve this maximum by 2016, when we also plan to open a Pre-Kindergarten.

The PEM’s clearest benefit is that our teachers will be better able to understand each girl’s abilities and aspirations, and therefore better equipped to provide experiences that inspire her to achieve excellence – whatever that might mean for her.

Individual Excellence

The College pursues a differentiated learning program: this involves tailoring the learning experience to allow each individual girl to develop her unique aptitudes.

Alongside the attainment of solid literacy and numeracy skills in the Junior Years (K to 6), individual ‘intelligences’ emerge as students explore the arts, music, languages, physical activity and the environment.

Years 7 to 9 (the Middle Years) are all about transition, as girls become young women, adjust to different expectations and ways of learning, develop organisational skills and cope with their emerging identity.

From Year 10 onwards (the Senior Years) young women need to feel safe, supported and stretched to achieve their personal best. Courses are consistent with best practice, nationally and internationally, preparing students for a broad range of options, and our academic results are consistently outstanding.

The Boarding House

The MLC Boarding House is home to students from rural Australia and overseas. Here, girls learn respect, responsibility, initiative and cooperation, while enjoying the constant companionship of peers. 

Boarding life enables us to educate the whole person from within a close and nurturing community. Effective study routines are the focus, balanced with full participation in school and social activities. Boarding staff and older students support younger girls within a proactive pastoral care system, and all girls are strongly encouraged to affirm and empower one another’s sense of self-worth. 


At A Glance

City, State Claremont, Western Australia
School Type Day and Boarding for Girls 
Religion Uniting Church
Established since 1907
Year Level Kindergarten to Year 12
Entry Level Kindergarten, Years 5, 7 and 10
Accommodation Boarding

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