Purnell is a girls’ college preparatory boarding and day school where girls with learning differences can flourish. The school serves girls from grade 9 through 12 and also offers a one year post graduate program.
Our Founding Guidelines:
Consideration of Others
Truthfulness in All Relations
Use of Common Sense
Purnell School exists to ensure girls discover their untapped strengths and potential, so that they are transformed into confident women.
Our Value Statement
Purnell School is in the business of transformation.
Because some girls need to discover success in a different way than those provided by traditional, competitive and large high schools.
Purnell School has a rich history of progressive education beginning in 1965. At Purnell, we offer a girl a chance to discover what she does best and to become the best she can at it. At Purnell, every girl "sits in the front row." Teachers practice what works best for girls and teach their classes in interesting, interactive ways. As a result, girls are engaged in learning and they feel successful in the classroom.
At Purnell, girls are encouraged to try new things and when they do they feel the support of their peers and teachers. Purnell is a place where one can grow into the woman she is meant to be, find a college that is right for her and learn important values to help her live a meaningful life. Be yourself, explore your strengths, find success, discover Purnell.