Capital Giving


Capital gifts to the Princeton Day School help to build and restore campus facilities, sustain a comprehensive range of academic programs, and ensure a strong permanent endowment.

Throughout the school’s history, we have relied on members of our community to partner with us to provide crucial support that enables the school to make advancements in specific areas of need.

Capital gifts fall into the following categories:

Places and Spaces
The Princeton Day School’s campus along the Great Road opened in 1965 and it has grown to now enroll 950 students. The campus is 106 acres and includes our school building, the Lisa McGraw '44 Skating Rink, the Colross building, and the new 30,000 square foot, soon to be LEED-certified Athletic Center. The vast campus provides many opportunities to participate in building and grounds improvements at a variety of gift levels.

Teaching and Learning
The Princeton Day School's rigorous and broad PreK through 12th grade program is designed for motivated and academically talented students. Our students receive one of the finest educations thanks to our strong academic programs and our exceptional faculty. Vehicles for supporting the Princeton Day School’s teachers include endowed funds, professional development funds, and curriculum development funds.

Endowment Gifts
Gifts toward the endowment are invested by the school, and the income from the gift is directed toward a purpose you
select. Only the income from the principal is expended in accordance with the school’s spending rule, so that the gift
continues in perpetuity, helping to safeguard our tradition of excellence against changing economic climates. include
scholarships, professorships, and funds to support teaching. Click here for our current endowment opportunities.





Email Kathy Schulte, Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Strategic Priorities, at or call
 (609) 924-6700 ext. 1255 for questions and additional information.




Capital Gifts at Work

Head of School Paul J. Stellato officially broke ground for the School's new athletic and community center on this brilliantly sunny Blue & White Day celebration, culminating several years of strategic planning and highly successful capital campaign efforts. While some pre-construction activity has already begun, the project starts in earnest on June 10 with a planned completion goal of Fall 2020.

In opening remarks before lifting a ceremonial shovel with Board Chair Rebecca Bushnell '70 and three representative students from the Lower, Middle and Upper School, Mr. Stellato explained, "There are too many people to call out and thank for their years of hard work in bringing this project to life, but I am thrilled that so many of them can be here today. This center will be a spectacular space for each of you and for every member of our community. It is especially fitting that we are breaking ground on this project on Blue and White Day, because there is no day during the year that is more representative of Princeton Day School than this joint celebration of our entire PreK-Grade 12 community."

[ ... ] about Princeton Day School Celebrates Historic Groundbreaking for New Athletic Center

An extraordinary gift of $5 million, the second largest in Princeton Day School's history, allows the School to turn its attention to a long-anticipated and critically needed facility: a 30,000 square foot, LEED-certified Athletic Center. The new Center will adjoin the Lisa McGraw '44 Skating Rink and contain a field house with two indoor courts for multi-sport use, four international squash courts with a spectator viewing area, and a common gathering space. The field house, squash courts and community gathering spaces will be joined within the Athletic Center, providing a new and expanded space on campus for students to meet, compete, study and socialize. "We are confident at the prospect of breaking ground in May 2019, knowing the many ways this essential campus facility will allow our entire community to thrive," Head of School Paul Stellato stated.

[ ... ] about $5 Million Gift Second Largest in School History