We are so thankful for the support she has given our family and will never forget her kindness and gentle heart! Many thanks - The Marti Family


Thank you for all that you do! - Kelly Ratner


In honor of our favorite principal, Joanne Rocco. Fondly, The Webster Family

You will be sorely missed, Mrs. Rocco! Your leadership has made South School the supportive and nurturing school that it is. - The Colthups


We feel privileged beyond measure to have been guided by Joanne during our children’s South School experience. She provided a solid foundation upon which their education is forever based. Extremely grateful, The Mulry Family

Joanne Rocco Endowed Scholarship

Joanne Rocco, beloved long-time principal at South School, is retiring this June.  Few people can look back at their career and know that they positively influenced thousands of children and parents.  Joanne Rocco is one such person.  The welcome back coffee will not be the same without her stories that delight and entertain us.  Her calming and authoritative presence will be missed all year. Joanne has a unique blend of wit, wry humor, compassion and kindness.


A South School family has partnered with the NCHS Scholarship Foundation to honor Joanne’s service to our children, families and staff.  Anyone who would like to contribute to this scholarship in Joanne’s honor can do so below. 


Our goal is to raise $22,500, so that a $1,000 scholarship can be given each year in perpetuity. This scholarship will be given to a NCHS student, preferably one who attended South School, with proven need who is pursuing a college degree.  

Donate Now

Please donate now using your credit card or personal PayPal account.



© 2016 New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Student Applications and Financial Deadlines

Seniors:  May 8, 2020

Post Grads: May 22, 2020

Notification of 2020 NCSF Scholarship Awards

June, 2020  (by mail)


Annual Appeal

Create a Named Scholarship

Donate Toward an Existing Named Scholarship

Join the NC Color Run


Buy a Graduation Sign for 2020


2018-19 Annual Fund Donors

New Scholarships

Grace and Koo Chung Scholarship

Class of 1979 Scholarship

Joanne Rocco Scholarship

Katherine Mary Schlegel Scholarship

Nancy Hugo Endowed Scholarships

Norman Ricker Endowed Scholarship

Norman Ricker Named Scholarship

11 Farm Road

New Canaan, CT 06840


NCHS Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Federal Tax ID#


New Canaan High School

11 Farm Road

New Canaan, CT 06840