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


Robert B. Cunningham
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S. Education
Teachers College, Columbia University,
M.A. School Leadership
Ed. M. Learning Disabilities

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
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