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Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall
200 High Street
Milford, Connecticut 06460
United States
Coordinates 41°13′27″N 73°3′37″W / 41.22417°N 73.06028°W / 41.22417; -73.06028

41°13′27″N 73°3′37″W / 41.22417°N 73.06028°W / 41.22417; -73.06028
Type Parochial, all-girls
MottoFides consequitur quodquonque petit
(Faith attains all that it seeks)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founder Sisters of Mercy
PresidentElizabeth Miller [1]
Grades 912
Enrollment401 (as of 2018) [2]
Student to teacher ratio1:12
Campus size30 acres (120,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue and white         
AthleticsField hockey, soccer, cross country, swimming, volleyball, basketball, cheer, indoor track, ice hockey, skiing, golf, lacrosse, tennis, softball, and track and field
Athletics conference Southern Connecticut Conference
Team nameCrusaders
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges [3]
PublicationThe Looking Glass (literary magazine), Hallmarks (school magazine)
NewspaperLauralton Highlights [4]
YearbookThe Lauralton
Tuition$21,357 [5]
Admissions DirectorKathleen Shine
Athletic Director (acting)Jennifer Casceillo

The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall is a parochial, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school at 200 High Street in Milford, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.

Lauralton Hall was established in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is the oldest Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in Connecticut. [6] In August 2011, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the Connecticut Historic Preservation Council. [7] [8]

Inspired by the Mercy Tradition, Lauralton Hall's mission is to empower young women to pursue their highest potential through lifelong learning, compassionate service, and responsible leadership in a global society.

The school's 30-acre campus is located a block from the Metro-North Railroad's Milford station. [9]

Students attend Lauralton Hall from nearly 40 cities and towns. [9]

Recent accomplishments

The Lauralton Hall Engineering Team earned the highest score out of eight teams for its aircraft stability design presented engineers in the 2018 Sikorsky STEM Challenge. [10] (In 2017, the LH Engineering Team was the first all-girl team to participate in - and win - the Sikorsky STEM Challenge.)

The LH Swim Team earned 2018 Class M State Championship and placed second in the SCC. [11]

Four seniors committed to Division I athletic programs (soccer, swimming and two for softball) and are among the nine graduates who will go on to play sports at the collegiate level.

Graduates of the Class of 2018 will be attending colleges including Boston College, Georgetown University, Tufts University, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St Louis, Vanderbilt University and Yale University.

Notable alumnae

See also


  1. ^ "Meet the Administrators".
  2. ^ "Lauralton Hall Quick Facts". Lauralton Hall.
  3. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  4. ^ "Lauralton Highlights".
  5. ^ "Lauralton Hall Admissions".
  6. ^ AOLMLH. "School Overview". Archived from the original on May 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  7. ^ Fairfield County Catholic, February 2011 page 15.
  8. ^ Weekly List Of Actions Taken On Properties: 8/29/11 through 9/02/11
  9. ^ a b "Lauralton Hall Quick Facts". Lauralton Hall.
  10. ^ "Engineering Team Lands Top Honors in 2018 Sikorsky STEM Challenge". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  11. ^ "Lauralton Hall reclaims Class M swim title". NewsTimes. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
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