June 5-7, 2024 in Orlando, FL

Get ready for a Year-End Celebration unlike any other! This isn’t just an event; this is a festival of memories waiting to be made by YOU! Join your fellow students from across the world in a three-day celebration of achievements and milestones. Experience the excitement of the Class of 2024’s Commencement Ceremony, dance the night away at our annual prom, and plan for so much more. Orlando awaits with its sunshine and we are so eager to celebrate with you!

Commencement Speaker

Blake Canterbury

Blake Canterbury is a social entrepreneur dedicated to good. Blake is the founder of Purposity. He founded his first company based on social media in 2009: Beremedy. It was named one of the “3 best twitter usages worldwide” by CNN (3/20/11). It was also one of the leading organizations in bringing aid to Haiti after the major earthquake. Over the past few years Blake has worked with agencies and major brands launching national tv campaigns and mobile apps. His work has been featured in media outlets and publications internationally including TEDx, NBC, The Huffington Post and CNN.

Blake will be speaking on the topic of finding and living your life with purpose.

Laurel Springs is proud to welcome 2024 Year End Celebration commencement speaker Blake Canterbury

Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

We cannot wait to recognize and celebrate all of the hard work and dedication of our Upper School graduates during our formal Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, June 6, 2024!

Our commencement location has moved - due to an overwhelming number of seniors and their families attending our graduation ceremony, we have had to shift to a new venue. Commencement will now take place at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

Registration for our in-person ceremony has closed. However, seniors still wishing to participate in our commencement ceremony virtually are welcome to register by the new extended deadline of April 26.

Seniors and their families who have completed their registration will receive next step communications via email. Please be on the lookout for anything from events@laurelsprings.com for more information.

Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Laurel Springs’ Annual Prom

Come dance the night away on a Sunset Safari!

We are so excited about 2024’s Sunset Safari Prom event at Trellis 925! All students in grades 8 through 12 are invited to come dance, play games, and win some awesome raffle prizes. Better yet, there are both in-person and virtual options for prom this year!

Those attending virtually can look forward to a live DJ spinning today’s hottest hits and a friendly MC who's ready to host interactive games! If you plan to attend in-person prom, you can also anticipate a night full of dancing, lighthearted competition, and raffle prizes. In-person attendees are welcome to bring guests under the age of 20. Permission slips will be shared with you after registration and need to be completed by a parent or guardian.

We are so excited about 2024’s Sunset Safari Prom event. All students in grades 8 through 12 are invited to come dance, play games, and win some awesome raffle prizes.

Schedule of Events

Time and events are subject to change. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Event Date & Time Location Guests Register
Academy Student Early Check-in Wed., 6/5
10:30-11:30 am ET
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre Full-time Academy Students No RSVP
Academy Luncheon Wed., 6/5
12-1:15pm ET
Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs Full-time Academy Students and their parent/guardians SOLD OUT
Year-End Check-in (MANDATORY for Seniors) Wed., 6/5
2-4:30 pm ET
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre Full-time Graduating Seniors (Optional for Students in grades 8-11) No RSVP
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal Wed., 6/5
5-7:30 pm ET
Celebration High Full-time Graduating Seniors

closed -

if interested in participating
in person

Grad Night Wed., 6/5
8-11 pm ET
The Fun Spot Full-time Graduating Seniors Register Now
8-11th Grade Social Wed., 6/5
7-8:30pm ET
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre Full-time Laurel Springs Students in grades 8-11 Register Now
K-7 Meet-Up Thrs., 6/6
10am - 1pm ET
Sea Life Aquarium Full-time LSS students in grades K-7 and their parents Register Now
Grades 8-11 Field Trip Thrs., 6/6
10am - 1 pm ET
Museum of Illusions Full-time Laurel Springs Students in grades 8-11 and their parents SOLD OUT
Graduation Check-in Table Thrs., 6/6
1:45pm ET
Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Full-time Graduating Seniors No RSVP
Class of 2024 Photo and Line-up Thrs., 6/6
2:15pm ET
Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Full-time Graduating Seniors No RSVP
Graduation Ceremony Thrs., 6/6
3-5:30pm ET
Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Full-time Graduating Seniors and guests Registration
closed -

if interested in participating
in person
Graduation Ceremony Reception Thrs., 6/6
5:30-6:30pm ET
Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Full-time Graduating Seniors and guests No RSVP
Limitless Connections Senior Brunch Fri., 6/7
11am-1pm ET
Paddlefish Restaurant in Disney Springs Full-time Graduating Seniors and Alumni SOLD OUT
8th Grade Celebration Fri., 6/7
11am-1pm ET
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre Full-time 8th graders and their families Register Now
Prom Fri., 6/7
7-10pm ET
Trellis 925 Full-time Laurel Springs Students in grades 8-12 and guests SOLD OUT
Virtual Prom Fri., 6/7
7-10pm ET
Online Full-time Laurel Springs Students in grades 8-12 Register Now
Parent Social Fri., 6/7
7-10pm ET
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre All parents Register Now

Please email events@laurelsprings.com with any questions regarding Year-End Celebrations. 


  • Do I need to have all of my senior year coursework and graduation requirements finished in order to participate in the graduation (onsite or virtually)?

    Students may participate in person or virtually in the graduation ceremony if they are planning to finish their remaining Laurel Springs courses needed to fulfill graduation requirements on or before Dec. 31, 2024.
  • I can’t attend the Commencement Ceremony in-person. How can I join online?

    We look forward to providing an opportunity for those graduates unable to participate onsite to be celebrated virtually. Information about how graduates, families, and friends may attend virtually will be shared when the RSVP information is sent in the coming weeks. In the meantime, graduates, please save the dates and times for graduation rehearsal and the actual event.
  • How long will the Commencement Ceremony last?

    We anticipate the graduation to last around two-and-a-half hours, depending on the number of students who participate.
  • Will the ceremony and/or commencement speech be recorded and made available after the event?

    A recording of the Laurel Springs graduation ceremony and commencement speech will be provided to those who register to participate (onsite or virtually).
  • How many guests may attend the graduation ceremony?

    When you submit your RSVP to participate in graduation onsite, you will be able to specify the number of guests you would like to have attend onsite, up to 8 people. A virtual attendance link will also be made available the week of the graduation ceremony to all students participating onsite and virtually, and you are welcome to invite your family and friends to join the celebration virtually.
  • When and how will I receive my diploma and diploma case?

    If you sign up to attend onsite, you will receive your diploma case and certificate of participation at the graduation ceremony. If you sign up to participate virtually, your diploma case will be mailed with your official diploma. All students will receive their diploma along with their final transcript when they complete all graduation requirements and submit their diploma request via the Student Portal.

  • Where can I order my cap and gown?

    Students participating in the in-person Laurel Springs School Commencement Ceremony are required to order a cap and gown and bring them with to wear at the ceremony. Those students participating virtually may choose to order a cap and gown.

    Domestic students can order their cap and gown directly from Jostens. Please have all orders in by March 30th, 2024 to receive them in time for Graduation.

    International students participating in the in-person ceremony can order their cap and gown directly through Jostens as well but will receive their gown at check-in on Wednesday, June 5.

    International students who are participating virtually are welcome to order a cap and gown from Amazon so that it arrives directly to their address.

  • Will I receive a Laurel Springs Class of 2024 tassel?

    Yes, all graduates will receive a navy and white Class of 2024 tassel.
  • What is the color of the cap and gown?

    The Laurel Springs cap and gown are navy.
  • What are the Laurel Springs School colors?

    Ivy Green, Indigo Navy, Gray/Silver, and Gold
  • Will National Honor Society (NHS) members receive an honors stole?

    All graduates who participated in NHS during their last year of school with Laurel Springs and who registered to participate in the graduation ceremony will have their NHS token. Students participating in person will collect them onsite and those participating virtually will have them shipped to them in the beginning of May. Early graduates not participating in graduation will receive their NHS token in the weeks following the graduation ceremony.
  • Does Laurel Springs provide honor cords?

    Students who have met their requirements for any Laurel Springs Honor Society will receive cords. Students should check with their advisor on their standing.
  • Can I order a class ring?

    You are welcome to design your own class ring through a vendor such as Jostens by clicking here.

  • How can I order Laurel Springs apparel?

    We invite you to visit our school store where you can browse an assortment of Laurel Springs apparel and spirit wear.
  • Will there be a professional photographer on-site?

    There will be a professional photographer on-site to capture all the key moments of our graduation and prom.
  • Is there a virtual option for prom?

    Laurel Springs will be offering a virtual prom this year for our students in grades 8-12 who register for the virtual option.
  • Are outside guests allowed to attend Prom?

    Students have the opportunity to bring a guest of their choice (grades 8-12 or graduated; no older than age 20).
  • How do I join the Laurel Springs Alumni Association?

    As part of your Seminar course, you will be prompted to join LSS Alumni Connect, our official digital networking platform exclusively for Laurel Springs’ graduates.
  • My student has a food allergy or restriction, will there be food options available for them at events?

    Parents will be able to provide information on their students' permission slip(s) about any food allergies for those particular events. Generally, for YEC, we do our best to account for the multitude of food allergies present among our students, but that it would be impossible for us to ensure 100% safety with pre-prepared food for a large group. For students with severe allergies they may need to eat before events.
  • Will transportation be provided for any of the events?

    We will be providing transportation for our seniors participating in Grad night, our 8-11 fieldtrip/K-7 meet up and for our students attending prom.

    Families that are attending the field trip and wish to drive themselves will receive free parking at Icon Park. More information will be sent to registered families.

    For our events happening in the Disney Springs area, the hotel does offer shuttle services families can take advantage of. Disney Springs does offer free parking.