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Purnell School transforms the lives of motivated young women who learn differently.

At Purnell, intellectual curiosity and student support are never mutually exclusive. Through our proprietary Learning and Wellness® approach, expert faculty integrate educational rigor, academic support, and social and emotional wellness.

We are a safe, nurturing, and empowering community of enrichment, leadership, and equity of educational opportunities. At Purnell, we enable each girl to be her best self — to explore her interests, discover her strengths, and find the confidence to succeed in the world beyond Purnell.  

Purnell, A World of Difference.

Senior Spotlight - Class of 2020

Student Body President
Student Ambassador
Big Sister

 

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Ariel
New Jersey

Senior Class President
FloorLeader Co-Head
Student Ambassador

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Leila
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Maria
Mexico

 

 

 

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Victoria
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Jessica
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Megan
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Alex
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Destiny
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Grace
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Kat
New Jersey

 

 

 

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Kat
Connecticut

 

 

 

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Laura
Bahamas

 

 

 

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Sarah
California

 

 

 

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Sophie
New York

 

 

 

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Skyelar
Rhode Island

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Anne Glass, Head of School

For parents of students with learning challenges, the sudden move to distance learning created a new landscape for engagement, learning, self-confidence, and mental health. There is unfamiliar vulnerability on all sides. For parents, this may be the first time you have observed your child "doing" school in real time. Your home is now the context for your child's education and wellbeing. For teachers, most have heroically stepped up to accommodate this new model of curriculum delivery, reconstruction of classroom culture, and caring.

Read more about Students with Learning Differences in Online Learning: Teaching, Learning, and Mental Health Considerations (White Paper)

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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.

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