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
Wellesley College, B.A. Economics
Teachers College, Columbia University,

Ed. M. Reading & Learning Disabilities


(908) 439-4100


Learning Support


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


School Counselor
Educational Psychologist



Faculty and Staff

Number of Faculty and Staff: 40
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