St. George’s School for Child Study opened in 1925....
In 1927, Margaret I. Fletcher began at the Institute, and in 1936,
advanced to become the first Principal of the Nursery School Division
and a champion of the developing nursery school movement. The St.
George’s School for Child Study officially changed its name in 1938 to
the Institute of Child Study.
While under Margaret Fletcher’s tenure, the Nursery School Division
merged in 1953 with Windy Ridge Day School, a private elementary
establishment that since 1930 had also been under the direction
of Dr. Blatz. The amalgamation was a turning point in the Institute’s
history. -- Alumni_Echo_Fall_2014_Winter_2015.pdf