The Lauralton Distinction

Are you looking for a college preparatory school that has an outstanding academic curriculum including college-level classes certified by the University of Connecticut? Where you will have strong support as you transition to high school in our First Year Experience program? Where you can research cell biology with a PhD scientist, participate in an entirely student-run play, or get involved in our Mercy tradition of service to others? Then Lauralton is for you.

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Welcome from Kathleen Shine, Director of Enrollment

Welcome to Lauralton Hall!

I have seen many changes at Lauralton throughout my years in our admissions office.  Perhaps the most significant change is happening right now, as we all have adapted to endure the COVID-19 pandemic together.  Yet, our mission remains unchanged.  We are committed to all-girls, Catholic education in the Mercy tradition. And, as an independent school, we are self-reliant and resilient – qualities we model for our students as they learn and grow during their four years here.

We are fortunate that Lauralton is just the right size - small and nimble enough to reopen campus in September 2020 at a full five-day schedule, with the proven ability to transition smoothly to online learning when necessary; yet big enough to welcome students from 45 cities and towns in Connecticut, New York, and internationally, with the ability to accommodate a student’s choice to learn on campus or enroll in our online learning program, "LauraltonatHome."

I invite you to explore Lauralton's historic campus on our virtual tour.  Take a look at the ways Lauralton has thrived for 115 years.  And, listen to members of our community talk about the ways our girls are thriving now.   

Although our traditional enrollment events will be different in 2020, please inquire and we will send you information about other opportunities to connect with us.  Also, we are happy to schedule a video call with you to answer your questions personally.  We look forward to meeting you!

Kind regards,

Kathleen O. Shine
Director of Enrollment
203.877.2786, ext. 125


Listen to students, parents, faculty, administrators, and alumnae talk about the ways our all-girls school provides a warm and welcoming environment in which girls thrive.  

Kathleen O. Shine
Director of Enrollment
203.877.2786, ext. 125

Nicole Benson-Ayisi '04
Legacy Admissions and Alumnae Relations Counselor
203.877.2786, ext. 115


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