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International Schools: Australia

The educational philosophy of Australian Schools is very similar to that of the International Baccalaureate Organization, although schools must fulfill the expectations laid down by the Australian government. In this context, children focus on gaining experience as much as on learning facts, and the system works to produce outstanding, well-balanced students. Here we highlight some of those, which can be considered 'The Best'.

The Friends' School, Hobart

Methodist Ladies' College

The Friends' School, in Hobart, Australia, is a pre-K to 12 co-educational day and boarding school, founded in 1887 and based on Quaker values. Friends' has a strong academic record supported by recognition of the need to provide pastoral care at all levels of the school.

Friends' has a total enrolment in excess of 1200, including a senior college catering for Years 11 and 12 on a separate campus. The Friends' School offers students the choice of the International Baccalaureate, the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and Vocational Education and Training at Years 11 and 12.

In 2004, 98.8% of our Year 12 cohort qualified for University entrance. This is consistent with the School’s performance in public examinations over many years.

The Friends’ School – A Leading Edge School on the Quiet Rim of the World.

MLC ... A World of Choice!

Established in 1882, Methodist Ladies’ College is an independent day and boarding school for girls from Prep to Year 12. It is one of Australia's most respected and innovative schools. A world of amazing learning choices and experiences is backed up with state of the art learning facilities and dedicated experienced staff to cater for your daughter’s individual learning needs.

MLC was the first school in the world to introduce a laptop computer program, where all students from Years 5 to 12 use their own notebook computer. MLC continues to be a leader in technology and education.

For the final two years of school, students choose between the International Baccalaureate (IB), Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and vocational subjects. MLC’s academic record is outstanding with most students continuing their studies at university.

MLC is a diverse cultural community and has hosted international students for over 30 years. Approximately 100 international students currently attend MLC from over 10 different countries.

MLC provides home stay programs or students can come and experience first hand the famous Tiddeman House boarding experience!

To find out more about the exciting life and learning choices at MLC, explore our website at

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