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Purnell at a Glance

School History

Year Founded: 1963

Founders: Carroll A. Boynton, Lyttleton B. P. Gould,  Mary (Sis) Krech Gould, Ward L. Johnson, Jr., and Ethel G. Stringfellow

Number of Alumnae: 1,375

Head of School Information
Dr. Jeff P. Beedy, 7th Head of School
BS: University of Maine
EdM: Harvard University
EdD: Harvard University


Student Body Demographics

Rolling Admissions

Total Enrollment: 70

All Girls

Boarding: 98%

Day: 2%
Grades 9 - 12 & PG

Students of Color: 25%

International Students: 20%

States Represented: 8

Countries Represented: 9

Past Countries Represented: 34

Percentage of Students on Financial Aid: 35%

Percentage of Students Accepted to College: 100%


Faculty and Staff

Number of Faculty and Staff: 40

Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1


Accreditation and Accolades

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

NJ Association of Independent Schools              


School Memberships

NAIS: National Association of Independent Schools

NAPSG: National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls

NJAIS: New Jersey Association of Independent Schools    

TABS: The Association of Boarding Schools

NCGS: National Coalition of Girls' Schools


Financial Support

Total Endowment Fund: As of June 30, 2013, $8.9M

13/14 Annual Fund: $340,000

100% of faculty and staff annual fund giving for ten consecutive years

Purnell strives to create a school and working environment that is affirming and inclusive. Purnell respects and values its diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of differences in age, ethnicity, family structure, national origin, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.
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