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Purnell School, New Jersey:
The Purnell School is a private, all-girls boarding high school in Pottersville, Somerset County NJ, an hour west of New York City and two hours north of Philadelphia. Because some girls need to discover success in a different way than those provided by traditional, competitive and large high schools, 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.

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Academicsat Purnell - High School Program for Girls in Grades 9-12:
Photo of Girls Boarding High School in New JerseyFor the past forty years, it has been our mission to nurture and support girls' learning and desire to grow. In the past five years, Purnell has adopted Dr. Mel Levine's All Kinds of Minds program. The program touches all aspects of our school. Additionally, we have created an enrichment program called the Affinities Program.

This program has a distinct curriculum for each girl to discover her interests and strengths. Purnell emphasizes that all students are capable of learning. Our instructional methods allow students to discover their own learning styles and to become proactive in their learning process.

Classroom requirements and activities are supportive of the development of effective study habits. Instruction is thoughtfully designed to help girls find their passions, and explore paths to learning that will lead to success in college and beyond.

Our English and history courses encourage students to develop critical reading, writing and thinking skills. A strong emphasis is placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the variety of human experience and communicating that understanding clearly. 

Math and science follow a college preparatory sequence, but are taught with hand-on, collaborative approaches. Girls are encouraged not only to find solutions, but also to understand all the facets of the problems themselves.

The Affinities Program / Discovering Strengths in Girls:
Purnell's award-winning Affinities Program grows out of a belief that building on a student's strengths is the best way to help her grow into the person she was meant to become. At Purnell School, girls discover their strengths and use them to carve out a path toward a meaningful future.

Some students come to Purnell with specific challenges to overcome and one of the important things we do is provide a framework for each girl to discover how she can address those challenges in healthy and productive ways. But addressing challenge by understanding how one learns is only half of a Purnell education. The other half includes helping each student discover her strengths.

Image of Girls Boarding High School in New JerseySelf-Discovery:
The Affinities Program is really about self-discovery. Self-discovery is the key to helping our students find and create meaning in their lives.

At Purnell, we begin by helping girls understand which activities make them feel strong and then we engage them in those activities over and over again.

The Affinities Program is a four-year program with curriculum that is designed to develop girls' strengths and to help them understand relationships at each grade level. This program is implemented by a fulltime Affinities Coordinator, a role that has been evolving in the school since 2003.

Artistic expression is how we communicate meaning, history, passion, pain and the culture of our civilization. Creative expression is a hallmark of a Purnell education and our Performing and Studio Arts Departments offer a variety of experiences and opportunities for the experienced and the developing artist as well as those who simply want to explore. Many of our graduates have attended top art colleges after Purnell.

Several Purnell graduates and some Purnell faculty are professional artists working in their fields. Purnell has extensive course offerings in both the studio and the performing arts as well as a full array of activities, performance opportunities and open studio times.

Photos of Purnell School, New JerseyThe overarching mission of the Purnell Athletic Department, guided by the aforementioned goals, is for each individual student to experience the benefits of physical fitness, healthy living, and the camaraderie that comes from being a part of a team.

A variety of athletic activities, from non-competitive offerings to competitive team sports affords Purnell students of every athletic ability and interest the opportunity to find a sport that suits them best.

Purnell's athletic facilities include five outdoor tennis courts, two sport fields, the Sessions softball field and outdoor batting cage, a ropes course and an indoor athletic center.

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Address: Pottersville, within Bedminster Township, Somerset, New Jersey , USA
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The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, co-educational, boarding and day college preparatory school for Grades 6-12 in Princeton, Mercer County NJ. Boarding facilities are available for grades 9-12, with day programs beginning from Grade 6.

For 100 years, The Hun School has been an educational haven where young people are challenged and engaged in academics, athletics, music, drama, and extracurricular opportunities.

In addition to a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with SAT and ACT college prep courses, we offer advanced placement courses, learning skills, and summer reading programs.

The best part of living on campus at The Hun School is being part of a thriving, diverse community. Students from all over the world come together to become active, engaged members of our community.

We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the State of New Jersey Department of Education.
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12
- Day Programs for Grades 6-12
- Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Academic Learning Skills Program
- Summer Reading Program
- International students welcome
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from New Jersey, across the United States, and students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Blair Academy
Courses / Programs
Blair Academy is a private, co-educational boarding school for Grades 9 through 12 in Blairstown, Warren County NJ.

We offer a demanding college preparatory curriculum with small classes, a wide range of honors and advanced placement course offerings, individually tailored independent study programs, teachers with advanced subject area degrees, and facilities dedicated to learning – from language labs and computer rooms to art studios.

We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The dorm becomes literally the students’ “home away from home.” Most students share living areas with roommates, though a few single rooms are available. The Housemaster and other dormitory faculty play a unique role in residential life.

While academic preparation is central to the Blair experience, we believe in our student life curriculum and emphasize leadership, service, and the ability to live in a residential community as essential elements of a student’s education.
Co-educational Boarding Programs for Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, math, performing arts, science, religion
- Electives include asian studies, architecture, roman history, economics, video production, mandarin Chinese and marine science
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Summer Reading & Foreign Language Assignments
- Trips Abroad
- International students welcome
The Lawrenceville School
Courses / Programs
Located in Lawrenceville NJ, just 5 miles south of Princeton, The Lawrenceville School is a four-year co-educational boarding and day school serving Grades 9-12.

Lawrenceville seeks bright, motivated, and curious students who possess imagination, energy, a willingness to take risks, a concern for others, and a commitment to academic and personal growth.

At Lawrenceville, we strive to provide a multicultural environment where students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to learn from, with and about one another. Lawrentians are part of a community where beliefs, be they cultural, ethnic, or religious, are both supported and challenged.

Because Lawrenceville receives many more applications from prospective students than there are spaces available, the Admission Committee is unfortunately not able to accommodate all applicants who are qualified.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for Students in Grades 9-12:

Core subjects include:
- English
- History
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Language
- Mathematics
- Performing Arts
- Religion & Philosophy
- Science
- Visual Arts...
Peddie School
Courses / Programs
Located just 50 miles from New York City in Hightstown NJ, Peddie School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school offering Grades 9-12.

Pioneering the use of wireless technology and a discovery-based science program, the school has increasingly seen its mission as leading the future of American education. Our academic program continues to transform itself and grow in meeting the demands of an ever-changing world.

Ninety percent of our faculty and their families live on campus, acting as role models and also getting to know students as individuals. Twice each week, family-style dinners bring the students, adults and children of our community together for a meal and conversation.

While day students are free to make use of dorm lounges for studying or relaxing, there are also several options for free time - including the library, the Masland room, and a variety of study and lounge areas around the campus.

Peddie School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Co-eduational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

Core subjects include:
- Mathematics
- Science
- Arts
- English
- History
- Language
- Community Life
- Physical Activities
- College Counseling
- Technology
- Academic Support
- Advanced Placement...
George School, Newtown
Courses / Programs
Located in Newtown, Bucks County PA, just five miles north of Langhorne, George School is a co-educational boarding and day school for domestic and international students in Grades 9-12. George School is a great place to get ready for college.

Besides offering a wide variety of Advanced Placement and other interesting, challenging classes, we are one of only four U.S. boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate Program.

We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) to help international students adapt to an English-speaking system of education. Boarding facilities are available with separate dormitory sections for boys and girls. Each of our dorms has a personality all of its own.

There are lots of things to do on a typical George School weekend. You will have a chance to hang out with friends, work on a group project, or even get ready for an upcoming test. You will feel safe, nurtured and challenged as you encounter new ideas, new people, new ways of life.
Boarding and Day Programs for Boys and Girls in Grades 9-12:

- Senior High School
- Advanced Placement Courses
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- College Guidance
- Academic Support

Core Subjects include:
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