Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall

The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, established in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy, is an independent, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school at 200 High Street in Milford, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall
200 High Street

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United States
Coordinates41°13′27″N 73°3′37″W
MottoFides consequitur quodquonque petit
(Faith attains all that it seeks)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
FounderSisters of Mercy
PresidentElizabeth Miller [1]
Enrollment401 (as of 2018) [2]
Student to teacher ratio1:12
Campus size30 acres (120,000 m2)
Color(s)Blue and white         
AthleticsField hockey, soccer, cross country, swimming, volleyball, basketball, cheer, indoor track, ice hockey, skiing, golf, lacrosse, tennis, softball, and track and field
Athletics conferenceSouthern Connecticut Conference
Team nameCrusaders
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges[3]
PublicationThe Looking Glass (literary magazine), Hallmarks (school magazine)
NewspaperLauralton Highlights[4]
YearbookThe Lauralton
Admissions DirectorKathleen Shine
Athletic Director (acting)Jennifer Casceillo

It is the oldest Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in Connecticut.[6] In August 2011, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the Connecticut Historic Preservation Council.[7][8]

Inspired by the Mercy Tradition, Lauralton Hall's mission is to empower young women to pursue their highest potential through lifelong learning, compassionate service, and responsible leadership in a global society.

The school's 30-acre campus is located a block from the Metro-North Railroad's Milford station.[2]

Students attend Lauralton Hall from nearly 40 cities and towns.[2]

Recent accomplishments

The Lauralton Hall Engineering Team earned the highest score out of eight teams for its aircraft stability design presented engineers in the 2018 Sikorsky STEM Challenge, and defended their title in 2019, winning again.[9] (In 2017, the LH Engineering Team was the first all-girl team to participate in - and win - the Sikorsky STEM Challenge.)

The LH Swim Team earned 2018 Class M State Championship and placed second in the SCC.[10]

The LH Cheerleading Team placed first in the 2017 Class L State Championships[11] and placed second in the SCC. In 2018, the cheer team placed second in the 2018 Class L State Championships and fifth in the 2018 New England Championships.

Notable alumnae

See also


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