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


All girls boarding and day school
5-and 7-day boarding program
Grades 9-12 and post-graduate year

Leadership Information

Anne M. Glass
B.A. Wellesley College
Ed.M. Teachers College, Columbia University


(908) 439-4100

Learning Support

1:1 support for Reading and Writing
1:1 support for Math & Science
1:1 Executive Functioning Coaching


Educational Psychologist and
Director of Learning & Wellness®

Martha Torres


Psychologist in-Residence
Clyde Beverly III

School Counselor
Lindsey Skerker


Faculty and Staff

Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools

Why Purnell?

Read more about The Purnell Difference.

Our Founding Guidelines

  • Consideration of Others
  • Truthfulness in all Relations
  • Use of Common Sense