Peace, justice, and compassion are simply ideas if we don’t bring them to life. A Mercy education makes these values real.
At Lauralton, service is a path we walk each day—as real as our shining hallway floorboards, as tangible as the shade-dappled sidewalks that crisscross our campus. This path leads us to commit meaningful amounts of time helping others during all four years at Lauralton.
Lauralton students are required to volunteer a minimum of 75 hours over the course of four years.
Freshman Year: Fifteen hours to the school or to any non-profit agency
Sophomore Year: Thirty hours to a non-profit agency that serves the least fortunate of God’s people
Junior Year: Fifteen hours, consisting of five hours shared with the school (optional) and ten hours to an outside, non-profit agency
Senior Year: Fifteen hours, consisting of five hours shared with the school (optional) and ten hours to an outside, non-profit agency
The prestigious Frances Warde Service Award is given annually to any student who accumulates 100 or more hours of service in one school year.
"It is for God we serve the poor and not for thanks."
- Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy
Dean of Student Development