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There can be no greater privilege for a young scholar than to be admitted to the Cum Laude Society. "Cum Laude" translates from Latin as "with honor." The Cum Laude Society, a national academic honor society, is the high school equivalent of the college-level Phi Beta Kappa. Being a member of such an august body epitomizes high scholastic achievement and symbolizes the maturity with which a student has undertaken his studies while at Trinity-Pawling. Competition is stiff and the requirements are demanding. The criteria revolve around academic excellence including factors such as grade point average over the past two years, the number of Advanced Placement courses and results on those AP exams, and SAT scores. In addition to academic excellence, chapters of the Cum Laude society will elect to membership only those students who have demonstrated good character, honor and integrity in all aspects of school life. Lastly, a school can nominate no more than 10% of the senior class to the society. This is truly an acknowledgement of the best and brightest.

This year's inductees to the Cum Laude Society for 2017 received a special lapel pin which distinguish them at Commencement, and they signed the official Cum Laude book where their names join the hundreds of other Trinity-Pawling students from 1951 onward.

Cum Laude 2017:

Summa Cum Laude --  Ryan M. Winn

Magna Cum Laude -- Matthew Gaston Galarza, William Francis Estony, Kenneth C. McDougal

Cum Laude -- Zhou Sun, Yijin Wang, Hitoshi Matsukage, Jeremy Alexander Wilson, Hunter Brennan Olstein

Junior Class Members: Xiangjin Zhang, Junhan Yan, Joseph Henry Webber, Jie Wen, Charles Michael Csaszar

Recent Cum Laude members:

Cum Laude 2016: Summa Cum Laude -- Trung Hoang Le; Magna Cum Laude -- Dogyun Kim, Kyu Yeol Paik; Cum Laude -- Caelahn Christopher Bullen, Tanner Isaiah Baldin, Sean William Solecki, Trevor Peter Dolan, Jakob Dieter Hartzell, Yufei Hao

Cum Laude 2015: Summa Cum Laude -- Woo Hyeuk Chang; Magna Cum Laude -- Connor McNamara, Xiao Hang Mao, Jay Choi, Qiang Bi; Cum Laude -- Eric Radbourne, Ziheng Wang, Wooseok Choi, Byung-Woo Cho, Jun Seok Kim, Ziming Wang.

Cum Laude 2014: Summa Cum Laude -- Woo Hyeuk Chang; Magna Cum Laude -- Luke Murray, Yuanchen Lu, Jieren Li; Cum Laude -- Tin Bao Tran, Arthur Busick, Seung Jun Jang, Nick Yawman, Ryan Monahan, Yang Mi

Cum Laude 2013: Summa Cum Laude -- Phong Quach; Magna Cum Laude -- Frank Fang, Gunho Jung; Cum Laude -- Soon Pil Hong, Andy Xie, Sung Gwan Choi, Gibson Drysdale, Theo Kelly, Chris Murphy.

Cum Laude 2012: Summa Cum Laude - Yu Xu; Magna Cum Laude - Yincheng Wang, Jun Youp Kim, Matthew Bryant Kelly, Zihao Ji; Cum Laude - Si Hun Lee, Itsuki Yashina, Han Myeong Lee, Taylor F. Miller.

Cum Laude 2011: Summa Cum Laude -- Joon Sub Lee; Magna Cum Laude -- Michael MacDonald, Ryan Olstein; Cum Laude -- Adrian Appleman, Jacob Frost, Christopher Breiner, Hung Cheung Lau, Wei Jiang, Daniel Ting.

Cum Laude 2010: Summa Cum Laude -- Seung Jae Oh; Magna Cum Laude -- Bilal Sadiq, Minsuk Song; Cum Laude -- Christopher Colao, Jun Gi Park, Matthew Lessard, Benjamin Ros, Zachary Silva, Joseph Lee.

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

Check out everything you can do and be in the pages on our site.  And if you'd like to contact us, we'd be happy to hear from you.  You can reach the admission office at 845-855-4825 or by email at

Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.


As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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