The mission of Saint Andrew’s School is to educate students in mind, body, and spirit, and the school’s dedication to the life of the mind was on full display at the 53rd annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony. Held virtually on April 19, 2020, the Saint Andrew’s chapter of The Cum Laude Society inducted 32 junior and senior scholars into its ranks in honor of their outstanding scholastic achievements.
Together with Head of School Ethan Shapiro and Head of Upper School Gregg Good, the faculty members of The Cum Laude Society, Ms. Phyllis Merrill, President; Ms. Anita Orr ‘82, Secretary; Mrs. Lisa Winer, Mr. John Daly, Mr. James Sullivan, and Dr. Joseph Mendes, offered their congratulations and encouraged these exceptional young people to continue to allow their intellectual curiosity to drive their search for knowledge.
The Cum Laude Society, a national independent school honor society, was founded in 1906 and established at Saint Andrew’s School in 1968. Honoring scholastic achievement and qualities of excellence, justice, and honor in secondary schools, induction in Cum Laude is the highest academic honor awarded by Saint Andrew’s School. Students are selected from among the top 10% and 20% of the junior and senior classes, respectively, and must have at least a minimum of a 4.2 weighted GPA. Juniors must also have a minimum 3.80 unweighted GPA and seniors must have a 3.65 unweighted GPA for the last three semesters to be considered. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, students are expected to demonstrate qualities of honor and justice.
Saint Andrew’s School proudly congratulates both our current members and new inductees:
Members, Class of 2020
Min Ah Joo
New Members, Class of 2020
Nikhil (Nick) Charanjiva *
Zitong (Stella) Chen
Rafael Piacsek de Queiroz Ferreira
Charles (Chase) Woodson
New Members, Class of 2021
Xinran (Cynthia) Zhang