Lauralton Hall

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Established in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy, the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall educates young women in grades 9-12. It is the first independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women in Connecticut.
Located on a 30-acre campus, it surrounds an 1864 Victorian mansion.Three academic buildings house a library, auditorium, gymnasium and chapel.
More than 450 young women from 40 Connecticut towns commute by bus, train or car.The student body is composed of young women from diverse socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Lauralton Hall offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum, which emphasizes mastery of analytical and critical thinking skills, problem solving, and the ability to communicate ideas effectively.  Challenging and demanding college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and UConn ECE courses are offered.
While deeply rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition and the values of the sponsoring Religious Sisters of Mercy, Lauralton Hall welcomes students of all faiths.
Lauralton Hall is one of 40 Mercy high schools in the Americas and shares with other Mercy secondary schools the values of a Mercy education.
Lauralton Hall graduates are competent, confident and compassionate young woman empowered for life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
National Catholic Education Association
Mercy Secondary Education Association (MSEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 467 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Lauralton Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
81%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,750
% on Financial Aid
28%
Admissions Director Kathleen O. Shine

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackAlpine SkiingBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is White Oak Baptist Academy (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Milford
    St Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 326 students
    0.7 miles
    72 Gulf St
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203)878-6539
    0.7PK-8
    326
  • Milford
    Grades: PK | 49 students
    1 miles
    925 Bridgeport Ave
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203)882-8810
    1PK
    49
  • Milford
    Grades: 1-8 | 24 students
    1.8 miles
    528 Wheelers Farms Rd
    Milford, CT 06461
    (203)877-0300
    1.81-8
    24
  • Milford
    Milford KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2 miles
    39 Wellington Rd.
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203)876-2796
    2NS-PK
    n/a
  • Milford
    Grades: NS-PK | 115 students
    2.2 miles
    69 Woodmont Road
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203)877-5167
    2.2NS-PK
    115

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