Delay Schedule Today!

Purnell is operating on a delay schedule on Friday, February 5. Breakfast is mandatory and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Classes will begin at 10 a.m.

Purnell School is the East's most creative and progressive boarding and day school for girls.
Our community of research-dedicated faculty and staff serves grades 9-12 and post grad girls who strive to think outside the box and dance to their own beat.

Meet Our Students

“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

“My difference is Kinematics.”

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Jessica, Grade 12

“My difference is leadership.”

Karlie, Grade 12
New Jersey

“My difference is making saves."

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Alexandra, Grade 9
New Jersey


Campus Highlights

Academic Blog

Innovation & Education

Head of School Jeff Beedy shares his favorite resources for educators and parents.

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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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