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We operate on a rolling admissions basis,
so any day can be your first day at Purnell.

Thank you for your interest in Purnell! We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you through our admission process.

Purnell Girls Academics


Steps to Apply

Step 1: Submit an Application

There are three ways to submit an application to Purnell.

Apply online
Download the PDF version of our application.

Your application can be sent via:

(908) 439-4088


Purnell School
Attn: Admissions Office
51 Pottersville Road
P.O. Box 500
Pottersville, NJ 07979


  • Use the common application provided on the SSAT or TABS website. School code: 5944

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) application

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) common application

Step 2: Acquire Permission for Release of Records

Download the Transcript Request Form to be completed by the parent/guardian and given to the applicant’s current school.

Note: Educational Testing results should be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Admissions Office

Step 3: Submit Recommendations

Download the teacher recommendation forms. After you have filled out your name and address on the top of the form, please give it to your current teacher or school administrator to complete. They should return the form DIRECTLY to Purnell School electronically (scanned), by fax, or by U.S. Mail. Please note, when sending things by U.S. mail you MUST include P.O. Box 500.

English Teacher Recommendation
To be completed by the applicant's current English Teacher

Math Teacher Recommendation
To be completed by the applicant's current Math Teacher

Additional Recommendation
To be completed by the applicant's Guidance Counselor, principal, coach, tutor, etc.

Step 4: Schedule an Interview

An interview is required and can be scheduled at any time during the application process by calling the Admissions Office at (908) 439-4025. Skype interviews are also available.

We're here to help you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions team if you have questions or to help guide you through our application process.
(908) 439-4025

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