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Tour Purnell School this summer! Come by any Tuesday at 10 am for an information session and campus tour, no appointment necessary. Or plan to attend our next Summer Open House on Thursday, August 11th at 10:30 am. Contact Beth A. Rainey, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for more information.

Class of 2016 Matriculation List

Check out where the Purnell Class of 2016 is headed in the fall!

Learn more about our individualized approach to college planning and how Purnell graduates are prepared for success.

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

“I discovered how I will grow as a person.”

Karlie, Grade 12
New Jersey

“I discovered my confidence."

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Alexandra, Grade 9
New Jersey

“I discovered me, the artist.”

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Jessica, Grade 12

“I discovered that it's ok to step outside my comfort zone.”

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Oghogho, Grade 12
New Jersey

“I discovered that I love to dance the Pas De Chat.”

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Samantha, Grade 12
New Jersey


Campus Highlights

Academic Blog

Innovation & Education


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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