The school has three main buildings: Building 1 The original school building accommodates six senior classrooms (each with student withdrawal and staff administration areas). Building 2 Houses 3 junior classrooms (each with student withdrawal and staff administration areas), the school's administration, resource centre, Special Help In Education (SHINE) Centre, multi-purpose room (used for Health & Physical Education, art/craft room, staff amenities, kitchen and student toilets. Building 3 Our Arts Centre includes a large open space used for a variety of purposes including visiting performances, special days and activities and whole school assemblies, a canteen and our LOTE/Science classroom. Our buildings provide students and staff with exceptionally pleasant and aesthetically pleasing learning and teaching environments. All permanent classrooms are equipped with modern, networked computers and each has an interactive whiteboard to facilitate teaching and learning. The terraced school ground caters well for the needs of all students. Facilities include a netball court, bat tennis courts, an oval, two climbing and adventure areas, a Fun & Fitness playground, landscaped gardens and extensive sealed and shaded areas.
Mount Pleasant Primary School, established in 1855, is a state government primary school situated 3 kilometres south east of the original Ballarat Post Office. It serves a large and growing residential area. The school is close to a nearby native tree reserve, Peady Street Reserve. This reserve provides an ideal place for the school to implement an environmental studies program.
Mount Pleasant Primary School provides a happy, secure and challenging environment. Students are encouraged to realise their potential through a broad range of educational and social experiences. There is a focus on student learning outcomes through child centred and teacher directed activities and the development of each child as an individual and as a team member. The development of personal attributes, including self esteem and respect for others, is a high priority. Parents, teachers and children are equally valued in the educational partnership. The school encourages parent involvement and participation through a range of activities.