Welcome from the Head of School

Until we can welcome you onto our campus, please allow me to welcome you to our Lauralton Hall website! At Lauralton, girls come first. Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy, Lauralton Hall is the first Catholic college-preparatory high school for girls in Connecticut and among the first established in the United States. Today, we live at the intersection of tradition and innovation.

At Lauralton Hall we cultivate in our students the competencies required for success. Whether she’s an artist or an athlete, an aspiring engineer or a poet, a faith-filled Catholic or a questioning adolescent, each young woman is valued and respected. Our Mercy educators are dedicated to helping each student excel on her path, guiding her as she develops her strengths and talents, and fostering her mind and soul—all while enjoying these four incomparable years.

Immersed in a challenging and supportive environment encompassing academics, arts, athletics, spirituality, community service, social-emotional development, and myriad co-curricular activities, Lauralton girls become independent, creative thinkers and leaders. We are equally proud of the work in our science labs and in the “leadership laboratories” that abound here. Balancing personal freedom with responsibility, our girls are encouraged by mentoring faculty to seize their passions, those that will sustain and empower them for meaningful pursuits throughout life.

The upshot? Girls thrive at Lauralton. A Lauralton Hall education empowers women to live life in this 21st century. Each student will learn to take risks and forge enduring friendships. She will hone her leadership skills and broaden her awareness of our global community. She will develop a curious intellect accompanied by concern not only for her own wellbeing but for the advancement of others. We are compelled to graduate competent, confident, and compassionate young women empowered for life!

I invite you to learn more about Lauralton Hall, and look forward to meeting you on campus so that you may explore and experience Lauralton!


Elizabeth A. Miller
Head of School