Student Information

Please indicate if you wish to be a Day or Boarding student​​

Current School

Please list previous school and the dates and grades attended. 

Short Answers


Please respond to the following question. Your answer should be directed to the Admission Committee and should be an example of your own best writing. 

You can either type you essay in the test box provided or attached it as a file to your application using the uploader below. 

If you have chosen to attach a file of the essay please write "see attached" in the essay text box. ​​​​​​
Max file size: 10 MB

The School may verify the information provided on this application or provided in any interview, including verification of previous schools and references. By signing this application, you authorize the School to contact the individuals and organizations listed and also authorize these individuals and organizations to release the requested information. You further indicate that you are aware that false statements or failure to disclose information may be sufficient to disregard the applicant from consideration as an applicant of Purnell School, or if admitted as a student, may result in her dismissal. 

Family Information

Parent/Guardian 1:

Parent/Guardian 2:

Family Information

Other children in applicant's family:

If the applicant has had an educational or psychological evaluation, or if they currently have an IEP or 504 plan, please upload a copy to Purnell here. You may also submit it via mail, email, or fax. ​​​
Max file size: 10 MB
consultant, alumna, current family, etc.​​
If yes, you will receive a financial aid packet.​

Photo Upload

Please upload a recent photo of the applicant. 

To upload a photo, click the "Choose File" button to select a photo from your computer's hard drive. After selecting the photo, click "Upload" to save it to your apllication The Photo must be in the JPG, jpeg, GIF, or PNG file format and should be no larger than 300 pixels in height and width.

If you'd like to change a photo you uplaoded, click the "Choose File" button above to start the process again. To delete a photo, click the "Remove" link that appears below the photo. 

Max file size: 10 MB

Parent Statement

The strength of a Purnell education is based, in part, on an open and trusting partnership between the School and parents. To serve your daughter effectively, we ask that you provide any additional information regarding your daughter's school experience or personal history that would be helpful to the Admissions Committee. We ask that you also inform us of any health or behavioral concerns that might require special attention or support. Specifically, if your daughter has been under the care of a physician, counselor, psychologist, or similar professional within the last five years or if she has been involved in major disciplinary action at her school during the same period, please explain below. Your forthright comments will not jeopardize her candidacy, but will assist the Admissions Committee in determining the School's suitability for her needs and talents. However, failure to respond fully may affect her eligibility for admissions or continued enrollment after admissions. We appreciate your cooperation. 

If you have chosen to attach a file of the parent statement, please write "see attached" in the text box. ​​​​​​
Max file size: 10 MB


Application Fee

Application Fee: US$100.00

Application Fee: US$50.00

Please call the Purnell Admissions Office at 908.439.2154 for the waiver code​

Please provide an email address where we can send a link to your current form.

Email Address :