Why an All Girls School?


With the camaraderie of friends and the academic tenacity of faculty, there is nothing -simply nothing-a Lauralton woman can’t achieve.

According to a International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS) study, students of single gender schools, like the young women of Lauralton Hall, comprehend their value and capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with how a student looks or whom she dates.

Our declaration is a bit revolutionary - Lauralton Hall is a high school community of girls, by girls, and for girls - 24/7!

Lauralton Hall is Connecticut’s first Catholic college-prep school for girls, founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy. Our longtime commitment to helping young women succeed is a direct legacy of Catherine McAuley, foundress of our sponsor, the Sisters of Mercy. Catherine sought to care for and support young women through education. Lauralton Hall follows Catherine’s vision with 21st century teaching and learning.

It’s a fact. Young women thrive and succeed in an all-girl environment. But don’t just take our word for it  - take a look at the numbers!

  • Girls’ school graduates are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attended coeducational schools.
  • Nearly 80% of girls’ school students report most of their classes challenge them to achieve their full academic potential compared to only 44% of girls at coeducational public schools.
  • Students at girls’ schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coeducational schools. 99% of students at girls’ schools expect to earn a four-year degree. More than 2/3 expect to earn a graduate or professional degree.
  • All-girls settings seem to provide girls a certain comfort level that helps them develop greater self-confidence and broader interests, especially as they approach adolescence.

Simply put… girls' schools teach girls that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl.

For more information on girls’ schools and their benefits, please visit the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS) website.

Statistics from the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

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Yvonne Fosse-Previs '90
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203.877.2786, ext. 125
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