Purnell School

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Purnell is the only boarding and day school for girls with learning differences in the country.

Independent school


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  • 9-12
  • NJ - North
  • NJ - Central

What makes us unique
We offer a holistic and supportive environment in which girls gain the confidence to flourish. We believe that intellectual rigor and students support are not mutually exclusive. We are very strong in all subject areas, including Performing and Studio Arts.
Ideal candidate fit
Ability to see the strengths and potential in each student. Flexibility in teaching.
You are interested in being part of a community of life-long learners. We emphasize Universal Design for Learning, the integral connection between wellness and learning, and experiential learning.

Our Students

0% Low income

30% of Color

1% ELL

70% Special needs

Our Faculty

5% of Color

30% > 3 yrs exp