Lauralton SAT scores soar above national averages

Lauralton Hall’s empowered young women are exceeding both state and national averages for SAT® standardized testing for college admission.

Last year, the average test scores at Lauralton were 544 in reading, 570 in mathematics and 563 in critical writing. In comparison, students enrolled in Connecticut public high schools scored an average of 512 in reading, 510 in math and 506 in critical writing; while nationally, high school students scored an average of 514 in reading, 488 in math and 496 in critical writing.

Academic Dean Cynthia Gallant noted that these scores exceed the outstanding results from the previous year.  “Also, 100 percent of our graduates are accepted into colleges and universities,” said Gallant.

“Lauralton empowers our young women with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum emphasizing mastery of analytical and critical thinking skills, problem solving and the ability to communicate ideas effectively,” states Toni Iadarola, Lauralton Hall’s President.  She goes on to explain, “Our school strives to empower our young women to become clear, independent thinkers who appreciate knowledge and the learning process in an environment where they are active participants in a nurturing community.”

The well-rounded curriculum fully prepares students for the rigors of college study, with challenging honors and advanced placement classes offered in all academic disciplines.  The high test scores of Lauralton Hall students are a tribute to the school’s focus on excellence in education. Not only are the students challenged to succeed in their academic studies but also in their community service where there are numerous opportunities to give of themselves, especially to those in need.  Lauralton Hall embraces the concept of freedom with responsibility in preparing young women for responsible citizenry in a global community.

Lauralton Hall attracts more than 460 students from throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties. Centrally located in historic downtown Milford and within walking distance of the train station, students arrive by train, car or bus, seeking the same rigorous preparation for college as the more than 6,000 alumnae who have passed through Lauralton’s halls for over 100 years.

Lauralton Hall encourages all interested young women in grades six, seven and eight, as well as transfer students, to consider the Lauralton advantage for their high school years. Students are welcome to spend a day at the school visiting classes and meeting faculty and students.

This year’s entrance exam takes place on Saturday, October 13 or October 20 at 8:00 am. The online admissions application includes registration for the entrance exam. Scholarships and financial aid are available.



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