Cum Laude Society Induction
Cum Laude Society Induction

On Sunday evening, April 21, Carrollwood Day School proudly welcomed 9 seniors and 12 juniors into the prestigious Cum Laude Society!

To earn individual Cum Laude Society membership, juniors must rank inside the top 10% of their class, and seniors must fall within the top 20% of their class. This is the highest earned academic award a secondary student can receive and is an impressive achievement that deserves immense recognition. 

Members of the Class of 2024 who were officially inducted into the Cum Laude Society on Sunday for ranking in the top 20% of their graduating class include the following:

  • Abdul A.
  • Ethan A.
  • Bella B.
  • Nikheel D.
  • Libby G.
  • Sonia G.
  • Dylan S.
  • Owen W.
  • Jacob Z.

Finally, newly inducted members of the Cum Laude Society from the junior class of 2025 ranked within the top 10% of their class. These members include:

  • Aarnav C.
  • Samantha H.
  • Parker J.
  • Pierson J.
  • Francie M.
  • Cathy P.
  • Michael R.
  • Sophia S.
  • Evan S.
  • Jago S.
  • Kiara T.
  • Hannah V.

Congratulations to our outstanding scholars for their remarkable achievements!

Photo Gallery from the Induction Ceremony

Thank you to Drew Guarino, Director of College Counseling, for sponsoring the Cum Laude Society at CDS.

The Cum Laude Society was established in 1906 to serve as the secondary school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, the highest honor society offered at the collegiate level. There are approximately 27,000 public, private, and charter secondary schools in the United States. Since 1906, only 382 schools have earned membership into the prestigious Cum Laude Society, representing only 1.5% of all secondary schools in the country.

CDS has been a proud member since 2019. CDS is one of only three Cum Laude Society/IB secondary schools in Florida and one of just fifteen Cum Laude Society/International Baccalaureate (IB) secondary schools in the entire United States, out of approximately 27,000 public, private, and charter schools.