51 Pottersville Rd, PO Box 500, Pottersville, NJ 07979
Situated on an 83-acre former farm/estate, Purnell conducts a noncompetitive academic program that incorporates cooperative learning opportunities and places a particular emphasis on the studio and performing arts. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and highly structured in grades 9 and 10; older students choose electives from among the subjects of English, history/social studies, foreign language, math, science, performing arts and studio arts. The school accepts girls with mild learning disabilities, in addition to those who excel academically. A learning center provides support for all students. In midwinter, students participate in Project Exploration, a hands-on, project-oriented mini-term during which they work intensely on a project in a field of interest; time is built in for field trips as well. All students perform 10 hours of required community service per year. Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to travel for two weeks in a French- or Spanish-speaking country, at which time they take French or Spanish language courses and engage in cultural immersion. Each senior takes part in a compulsory internship, as well as in a public speaking course that culminates in a speech delivered to the student body about her high school experience. Every girl meets with her faculty advisor weekly; advisors then confer weekly to assess student progress.
|Academic Orientation||College Preparatory|
|Grade Range||Boarding and Day — Girls Grades 9-12|
|Coed, Boys, or Girls||Girls|
|Full Address||51 Pottersville Rd, PO Box 500, Pottersville, NJ 07979|