Scholarship and Endowment Fund

The Waldorf School of Garden City is committed to providing Waldorf education to students of all economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds representing the diversity of our Long Island community. The School’s tuition assistance philosophy is based on the belief that, as a community, there is a shared concern for all our students.

The Scholarship & Endowment General Fund currently supports only a small percentage of the actual assistance provided to families each year. Continuing to grow this fund is critical to our School’s long term financial sustainability. A portion of today's proceeds from the Golf Classic and Dinner Reception will benefit the Waldorf School of Garden City’s Scholarship and Endowment Fund, helping to make Waldorf education possible for the next generation of students.

In addition to the General Fund, there are a number of named scholarships and program endowments, established by families in our community to provide partial student scholarships, and program funding in our School:

  • Susl Berlin Lower School Scholarship - Named in honor of long time class teacher, Susl Berlin, this scholarship provides support to a lower school student with strong academic promise.
  • Trudi Brechbühl Handwork Endowment - Named in honor of long time early childhood teacher, Gertrude Brechbühl, this fund provides financial support to enrich the School’s handwork program by exposing students and the school community to indigenous handcrafts and practical arts.
  • Rex Chao Memorial Scholarship - Established by Robert and Rosetta Chao, in memory of their son Rex Chao ‘94, this scholarship benefits a middle school student with excellent academic qualifications and a strong interest in the arts, particularly music.
  • Anne N. Chenault Access Scholarship - Established by Kenneth Chenault ’69 to honor his mother Anne N. Chenault, this scholarship supports financial accessibility to our school for students with strong academic promise and leadership potential.
  • Nicholas C. Croce Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established by Daniel and Madeline Croce in memory of their son Nicholas Croce '90 to support an exceptional high school student with demonstrated leadership in the arts and sciences.
  • Jennings Family Scholarship - Established by Bill and Paula Jennings, this scholarship supports diversity by providing financial assistance to students for whom Waldorf education would otherwise not be possible.
  • Laszlo Jurak Scholarship Fund - Established by a group of alumni to honor the many years of dedicated service of Laszlo Jurak as Waldorf's Athletic Director to support an exceptional student-athlete with demonstrated leadership on and off the athletic field.
  • Gabriel Kane Memorial Campership Fund - Established by the Kane Family to honor their son, Gabriel Kane ‘99, the fund provides financial assistance for Waldorf School students to attend Camp Glen Brook in New Hampshire.
  • Paul LeSueur Scholarship - Established in 2015 by Paul’s four children and their families to honor their father’s service and dedication to the Waldorf School of Garden City. The Paul LeSueur Scholarship provides partial support for a middle or high school student with demonstrated financial need, who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship – including fairness, integrity, honesty, unselfishness, kindness, and compassion – both on and off the athletic field.
  • Donald Resnick Athletic Equipment Fund - Established in 2003 by Helen (Resnick) Shaw ’82 to honor her father, long time faculty member Donald Resnick, the fund provides support for the purchase of equipment for the School’s athletic program.
  • Jeanette Resnick Music Lesson - Established in 2003 by Helen (Resnick) Shaw ’82 to honor her mother, long time music teacher Jeanette Resnick, this fund supports excellence in the lower school orchestra program by providing partial financial assistance to cover the cost of private music lessons.
  • George V. Rose Scholarship - Established by Charles Rose ’78 to recognize his father George V. Rose for his longstanding service and dedication to the Waldorf School. The scholarship provides support for one or more high school students with strong musical ability, an impressive academic record, and a sense of community service, as exemplified by participation in the School’s high school music programs.

To learn more about the School’s Scholarship and Endowments or to establish a named fund, please contact Marjorie P. Jean-Paul at (516) 742-3434 ext. 309 or

Thank you for your continued support!


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