Lauralton Hall

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 women 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 469 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
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
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 $19,685
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kathleen O. Shine
Admissions Associate Katherine Russell


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,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
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    New Haven, CT 06515

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   02/26/16
Lauralton Hall is a wonderful school that offers quality academics. Teacher's engage students and motivate them to learn and be their best. The opportunities for girls at LH are as fantastic. The school prepares girls for college and many go on to top schools.
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