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Purnell School

Call: 908-439-2154
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Purnell School

At a glance

Location Pottersville, NJ
Tuition $49,900
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 26%
Student Body Girls Total Aid Awarded $550,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Endowment $9,900,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 75%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 85

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 9

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 19*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Central New Jersey
Program Emphasis 5-Day Boarding School
Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Small Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Girls
Established 1963
Dress Code Uniform
School Setting Other(Urban fringe of large city)
Campus Size (Acres) 83
Head of School Jessica Eckert & Donna Ruggiero
Endowment $9,900,000

History

At Purnell, we offer a girl a chance to discover what she does best and to become the best she can at it. At Purnell, every girl "sits in the front row." Teachers practice what works best for girls and teach their classes in interesting, interactive ways. As a result, girls are engaged in learning and they feel successful in the classroom.

Girls are encouraged to try new things and when they do they feel the support of their peers and teachers. Purnell is a place where one can grow into the woman she is meant to be, find a college that is right for her and learn important values to help her live a meaningful life.

Purnell School's mission is to educate young women in grades nine through twelve whose potential has not previously been realized and to prepare them for college. Students learn to be ethical, independent, self-confident young women with a greater appreciation of the world around them. They understand how to be successful in a creative, supportive, and reflective environment that encompasses not only their lives in the classroom, but also their pride as participants in a vibrant residential community. Dedicated faculty act as mentors who understand how all types of minds learn. They teach and model the School's three founding guidelines:

Consideration of Others, Truthfulness in All Relations, Use of Common Sense

Academics

Full Time Faculty 24
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 65%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 18
Student/Faculty ratio 4:1
Average Class Size 9
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
Art
Art History
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Dance
Drama
Electives
English
Equestrian Sports
Film
French
Geometry
History
Music
Other (Women In Finance)
Photography
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Spanish
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 85
Girls 85
% Boys/Girls 0%/100%
Boarding Students 83
Day Students 2
International
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Jamaica
Korea
Mexico
Other (Bermuda)
Taiwan
United States
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 18%
% of International Students 20%

Admission

E-mail info@purnell.org
Web Address www.purnell.org
Director of Admission Beth A. Rainey
Admission Application Apply to Purnell School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Financial Aid Deadline(s) January 15
Financial Aid Awarded $550,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 26%
Acceptance Rate 75%
Total Applicants 85
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 50%
Admission Tests Accepted
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $36,500
Boarding Student Tuition $49,900
International Student Tuition $51,400

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
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% of Graduates Who Attend College 95%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
basketball
cross-country
equestrian
other (outdoor fitness)
soccer
softball
Recreational Sports
dance
other (circuit training)
tennis
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Art Club
Choir
Community Service Program
Dance Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
Recycling Club
Student Government
Yearbook

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Contact Info

Phone 908-439-2154
Address 51 Pottersville Rd, PO Box 500 - Pottersville, NJ 07979
Website www.purnell.org 
Email info@purnell.org 
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