Admissions Information

Admission to Lauralton Hall is competitive. Each candidate is carefully reviewed by our admission committee. Consideration is given to the candidate’s entrance exam score, school transcript, standardized test scores, application and teacher and principal/guidance counselor recommendations.

Questions about the application process should be directed to or by calling the admission office at 203.877.2786, ext. 115.

Entrance Exam

Students seeking 9th grade admission to Lauralton Hall must complete the High School Placement Test (HSPT) by Scholastic Testing Service (STS), administered at Lauralton Hall. Register for the test within the Online Application.

Entrance Exam dates:

  • 8th Graders: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
  • 7th Graders: Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 8:00 a.m

Lauralton Hall is pleased to offer our classes (space permitting) to homeschooled students. Please call the Admission Office at 203-877-2786 x125 for more information.

Application Information & Instructions

9th Grade Admission

9th Grade Admission

Prospective students and families are invited to apply online by November 15. After November 15, we are pleased to offer rolling admission, space permitting. After creating a user account (using the name of the primary parent), follow these steps:

  1. Complete the Online Application in its entirety.
  2. Download the School (Principal or Guidance Counselor) Recommendation Form, the Math Teacher Recommendation Form and the English Teacher Recommendation Form.
  3. Register for the entrance examination within the Application.
  4. Pay the $60 entrance examination fee within the Application.

10th and 11th Grade Admission

Transfer Students

Lauralton Hall welcomes transfer students who wish to enroll in grades 10 or 11. Space in courses is limited, so it is important to explore your interest in transfer enrollment with a Lauralton Hall admission professional. For this reason, we strongly encourage transfer students to contact us as early in the application process as possible.

Transfer students must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Online Application in its entirety.
  2. Download the School (Principal or Guidance Counselor) Recommendation Form, the Math Teacher Recommendation Form and the English Teacher Recommendation Form.
  3. Pay the $60 transfer application fee within the Application.

To be considered for transfer admission at Lauralton students must be in good standing at their current school and must be enrolled in a college preparatory program.

International Students

As part of the school’s focus on global vision and responsibility, Lauralton Hall is pleased to welcome a limited number of international students who will discover not only an exemplary education, but also a safe community in which they can experience North American culture.

Lauralton Hall works with AIEP (Apex International Education Partners), a professional agency that specialize in guardianship programs for international students. International students who wish to apply for admission to Lauralton, agencies representing international students, and families interested in learning more about hosting international students should contact AIEP at +01 203.992.AIEP.

Lauralton Hall does not provide ESL (English as a Second Language) as part of the curriculum. All international students must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Policy on Nondiscrimination

Lauralton Hall admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Lauralton Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies and scholarship and loan programs.

Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities

Lauralton Hall offers a challenging academic experience designed to prepare young women for acceptance to and success in a wide range of colleges and universities. Qualified students with mild to moderate learning disabilities can certainly find success in the Lauralton Hall program. However, the rigor of the course of studies does not allow for more than limited accommodations; therefore, there are instances in which all recommendations of a student’s Individualized Education Plan cannot be offered.

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

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


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