The John Potter Scholarship Fund

Supporting Students Through Scholarships





The New School has been an innovative, student-centered voice in education for going on 30 years.  John Potter founded The New School in 1989 because he was passionate about giving every student the chance to be his or her best self.  Providing access to challenging, engaging classes and open communications with teachers is a model he believed would give students the freedom to be the people they wanted to be.  It is a model we stand by today. At The New School, students learn to use their minds well and take charge of their academic lives.


John is now the Headmaster Emeritus of The New School, after serving as headmaster through the 2016-2017 school year.  The New School would not exist without John and he remains an integral part of the New School community. He started The New School to give students the opportunity to discover themselves.


We believe there is no better way to honor and thank John for the legacy he has created than by directly supporting student access to a New School education.  The John Potter Scholarship Fund will do just that.


The John Potter Scholarship Fund will support John’s vision by directly supporting students who may not be able to afford the full cost of a New School tuition.  This Fund will bolster our scholarship program, giving us the opportunity to increase the number of scholarships and the amount of scholarship dollars awarded. It will help us give more support to students than ever before.


Please support New School students with a gift to The John Potter Scholarship Fund today.

Please join us in helping our students learn to use their minds well. Make a gift today.