why we love purnell

How easily will I fit in? What's there to do on weekends? What's it like living at an all-girls boarding school? Get real answers from Purnell students.

Purnell transforms the lives of young women with learning differences.
For girls with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language and attention-based learning differences,
we are a haven. For girls with school and home-based learning challenges who thrive in a
small learning environment or for whom English might not be their first language,
we are their match.

Meet Our Students

“My difference is leadership.”

Karlie, Grade 12
New Jersey

“My difference is making saves."

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Alexandra, Grade 9
New Jersey

“My difference is Kinematics.”

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Jessica, Grade 12

“My difference is stepping outside my comfort zone.”

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Oghogho, Grade 12
New Jersey

“My difference is Pas De Chat.”

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Samantha, Grade 12
New Jersey


Campus Highlights

Academic Blog

Innovation & Education

When we consider a school, we can imagine the role that respectful relationships play in the overall learning process. Communities that empower team members can enhance individual performance. Simply put, if and when we feel included and our voice is heard, we are more likely to learn, grow and perform well.

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We understand that students are as likely to discover a driving interest or passion outside the classroom as in it and tailor our program to meet the interests of our students. A host of traditions and celebrations also make the Purnell experience memorable.

A truly Remarkable Location

Purnell is safely nestled away from the distractions of the city yet close enough to take advantage of the cultural attractions on weekends. The location is truly remarkable; close to the excitement and intellectual vibrancy of metropolitan areas yet removed enough to create a safe, reflective and inspirational atmosphere where girls thrive.
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Nestled Amidst 83-acres of rolling hills

The Campus is secure and peaceful, and yet only one hour from New York City and two hours from Philadelphia Schedule a Visit

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