The arts at Lauralton Hall today

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Lauralton Hall, Connecticut’s first Catholic college-prep school for girls, we believe that the arts play a key role in shaping students as expressive, creative and well-rounded individuals. Numerous studies have concluded that participation in the arts can improve student test scores and analytical thinking, as well as contribute to a positive outlook. 

Margy Sargent, our Fine Arts Department chairperson, believes that music is a crucial part of development to prepare young women for their futures, helping them to learn the most important of life lessons. “Students learn to collaborate,” she says, “to express themselves, to think in new ways and to gain confidence.”

The performing arts at Lauralton Hall in New Haven County include choral and instrumental music, musical theatre and drama. In winter/spring 2014, Lauralton Hall is looking forward to the student production of January Thaw, about the conflicts of rural and urban life, as well as their annual spring concert featuring the concert choir, freshman choir, advanced vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble.

Visual art classes at Lauralton Hall include those that are typically offered at a college level, such as Art History, World Art, Cartooning, Graphic Design and Digital Media Design. “We provide students with the tools they need to master artistic skill spanning a variety of mediums,” says Mrs. Sargent, “and we also help seniors interested in pursuing art disciplines in college with portfolio preparation.” Student work can be seen at the annual Fine Arts Festival held every spring.

“We are very lucky to have such talented and imaginative minds at Lauralton Hall!” says Toni Iadarola, President of the school. “Their skill and creativity is always a pleasure to witness and inspires the Lauralton Hall community as a whole.”


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