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.
  • Nearly 400 young women from 40+ cities and towns commute by bus, train, or car. The student body represents diverse backgrounds -- racial, socio-economic, geographic, cultural, and faith -- and includes 5% international students.
  • 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.

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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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1905

Student Body

Total Students469 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Lauralton Hall Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
81%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,997
% on Financial Aid
28%
Admissions DirectorKathleen O. Shine
Admissions AssociateNicole Benson

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsAlpine 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,

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Lauralton Hall is a special place where girls have the opportunity to thrive academically, personally and spiritually. At Lauralton, girls to spend their four high school years in a welcoming, comfortable, environment.
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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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