Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Purnell! We would love to hear from you.

Main Office

P.O. Box 500
51 Pottersville Road
Pottersville, NJ 07979
(908) 439.2154

Head of School’s Office

Dr. Jeff P. Beedy
(908) 439.4100
jbeedy@purnell.org

If you would like more information about enrollment, please complete our inquiry form.

DIRECTIONS

Note: GPS directions are usually inaccurate. The directions below are the best way to find us.

From Midtown New York City and Long Island

Take George Washington Bridge to I-80 West to I-287 South to Exit 22, Routes 202 & 206. Exit North on Route 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From New York City via Lincoln Tunnel

Take Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike South. Take exit to Newark Airport (I-78 West). Follow directions below from Newark Airport.

From Newark International Airport

Take I-78 West for 30 miles to Exit 29 to merge onto I-287 North (you will pass one exit early on, you want the second I-287 exit). I-287 North for 1/2 mile to Exit 22B, Routes 202 & 206. Exit north on Route 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From Points West via I-80

Take I-80 East to Exit 27A-B to merge onto Route 206 South for 13 miles. Turn right at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From Points West via I-78

Take I-78 East to Exit 24 for Oldwick/Whitehouse. Turn left onto Route 523/Oldwick Road (becomes Route 517/Main Street/Old Turnpike Road) for 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Church Street (becomes Vliettown Road) for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Black River Road, and then turn left after bridge to stay on Black River Road for 2 miles. At stop sign, turn right onto Pottersville Road. One tenth of a mile to Purnell on left.

From New England

Take I-287 Cross Westchester Expressway to Tappan Zee Bridge to I-287 South to Exit 22. Exit north on 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From Upstate New York

Take I-87 to I-287 South to Exit 22. Exit north on 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC

Take I-95 to the New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 10, I-287 North to Exit 22B, Routes 202 & 206. Exit north on Route 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

Estimated Driving Time

From Kennedy Airport2 hours
From LaGuardia Airport1.5 hours
From Newark Airport40 minutes
From New York City1.5 hours
From Philadelphia2 hours
From Washington, D.C.4 hours

Facility Rental

Purnell School makes its facilities available to private and public community groups for gatherings of all sizes. Event planners may choose from a number of spaces to host meetings, conferences, camps, or sporting events. For more information, contact Debbie Duckworth at dduckworth@purnell.org or (908) 439.4013.

Carney Center for the Performing Arts

Carney Center for the Performing Arts rental

  • Seats 170
  • Stage
  • Sound and lights room
  • Dressing and makeup rooms

Moran Athletic Center (MAC)

FACILITY RENTAL

Purnell School makes its facilities available to private and public community groups for gatherings of all sizes. Event planners may choose from a number of spaces to host meetings, conferences, camps, or sporting events. For more information, contact Debbie Duckworth at dduckworth@purnell.org or (908) 439.4013.

Moran Athletic Center rental

  • Gymnasium with one full basketball court or two smaller courts
  • Optional partition
  • Volleyball net
  • Floor lined for indoor tennis, net available
  • Weights & Cardio Room
  • Yoga Studio
  • Large Dance Studio
  • Male and Female locker rooms

Natural Grass Fields

fields rental

  • Two full-sized fields, 122 x 60 yards
  • Goals for soccer and lacrosse, and arrangements can be make to have the field marked for your event
  • Five tennis courts (synthetic surface)
  • Softball field
  • Ample parking available on campus

Dormitories

dorm rentals

  • Three, two-floor dorms with bathroom on each floor
  • Room size varies from doubles to quads
  • Beds, desks and dressers included
  • Available from mid-July to mid-August

Baker Dining Hall

dining hall rental

  • Seats 184
  • Floor to ceiling windows overlooking main quad
  • Option for catering by Purnell’s outstanding Dining Services team

Visit Purnell

Is Purnell right for you? There's one way to find out: come and visit. Contact our Admissions team today.

Departments

Academics

Jessica Eckert
Associate Head of School
(908) 439.4008
jeckert@purnell.org

Admissions

Kate Davis
Associate Director for Admissions & Financial Aid
(908) 439.2154
kdavis@purnell.org

Advancement

Advancement Office
(908) 439.4017

Business

Joseph Weiss
Chief Financial Officer
(908) 439.4014
jweiss@purnell.org

Residential Life

Nyika Buccello
Director of Residential Life
(908) 439.4109
nbuccello@purnell.org

Student Life

Victoria Browne
Director of Student Life
(908) 439.4019
vbrowne@purnell.org

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