University League funds new scholarship at Princeton Nursery School

University League School Board President Catherine Shapiro presents Princeton Nursery School Executive Director Rose Wong with
the scholarship gift.

The University League Nursery School closed its doors in the spring after serving the Princeton community for 70 years. But the legacy of the school will live on at the Princeton Nursery School on Leigh Avenue.

The school, which was located on Nassau Street, has donated almost $51,000 to the Princeton Nursery School’s Legacy Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation in order to create an annual scholarship that will enable a child in need to attend the school each year.

“Our board’s priority for establishing the scholarship fund was to honor the University League’s legacy by supporting a school that values early childhood, play-based education, and makes it accessible to all families in Princeton,” said University League School Board President Catherine Shapiro. “We could think of no better institution than Princeton Nursery School, which has been committed to the life of the imagination for more than ninety years.”

Rose Wong, the executive director of the Princeton Nursery School, said she is seeing an increase in the financial need of the school’s families this fall. The Princeton Nursery School provides scholarships to working families who qualify, and 87 percent of the families currently receive some form of financial support.

“At this time, when there is more need than ever before, we need gifts that will have a long-term impact like this one,” Wong said. “However, it was a bitter sweet gift to receive. We were truly saddened when University League announced its closure. This gift to Princeton Nursery School will ensure that the legacy of University League will continue in the Princeton community.”

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