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Notes for Prospective Students
- Purnell is a small girls boarding school that focuses on the
success of every student.
We take girls from a wide variety of
backgrounds and help them find success and discover and what they
are best at doing.
We accept students with mild learning disabilities, students
who are talented in the performing arts and students who need a
smaller environment to thrive in.
Average students can shine here
where every student "sits in the front row."
Purnell graduates have described Purnell as the single "best
thing to ever happen to me." We are college preparatory, teach
hands-on, innovative units and have a strong support system in
place that allows all girls to feel integrated into the community
and an important person in her own right.
We are a traditional
boarding school that serves a unique niche.
We have an exceptional performing and fine arts department and
many graduates go on to professional careers in the arts.
We offer seven and five-day boarding as well as day student
Tuition for the 5-day boarding program is $48,800.
Day student tuition is $42,800.
Purnell offers a wide variety of aid.
We provide grants to low,
medium and even upper middle level incomes so that the school can
be affordable to all.
Purnell is located on 83 acres in rural, equestrian New Jersey.
Safe, peaceful yet close to the vibrancy of New York City and
School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges