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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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Who Attends Purnell?

Photo of All-Girl Boarding School in New Jersey, USA- Purnell accepts girls who will be more successful in a smaller setting where their talents and personalities are celebrated and they are not lost in the crowd.

- A Purnell girl may have a strong interest in the arts, or may want to get off the bench and onto the playing fields. Whatever her background, a girl's talents are recognized and nurtured here.

- It is also a school for girls who are discovering their potential. A Purnell girl is someone who cares about her future and wants to make the most of her high school years. Sometimes a Purnell girl may have felt misunderstood or unnoticed in a former setting. Virtually all Purnell girls go to college and our program prepares them for that next step.

- We accept mostly 9th and 10th grade girls, but we also consider juniors and if the match is absolutely right, we may take an occasional senior. International students are encouraged to apply.

- Girls at Purnell benefit from a one-on-one advising program, small classes and close relationships with both teachers and their peers. Our program works for all kinds of girls who want to learn in a small environment.

Why Boarding School?

- Girls learn differently than boys do and that is a researched fact of education. Girls enjoy solving problems collaboratively, they work analytically by discussing ideas rather than just listening, they enjoy narrative descriptions for abstract concepts.

- Girls want to feel connected to something in order to be able to commit themselves to a project. Girls respond to successes by developing self-confidence. At Purnell, all these concepts are found in the classroom set up for the way a girl thinks and learns.

- We believe that a boarding environment best suits the mission of transforming a girl's life. Let's face it, raising healthy, confident girls is a fulltime, round the clock job. We believe that the messages that destroy a girl's confidence are so pervasive and powerful that they compete too vigorously with a traditional day school schedule.

- We have important work to do; we turn girls into life long learners, self confident, productive women who live with practical and ethical values. To accomplish that goal, it takes a boarding environment.

Our Mission:

Image of All-Girl Boarding School in New Jersey, USAPurnell 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

Residential Life:

Dorm Living at Purnell is a vital extension of the school's mission to create a family atmosphere which supports and nurtures each girl's growth and individuality.

There is as much meaningful learning that occurs in the dorms as anywhere else on campus. Dormitory life, as are all other aspects of life at Purnell, is based on the school's guidelines of common sense, truthful relationships, and consideration of others. All dormitory rules are derived from those three simple guidelines.

In the dorms, a foundation of trust and responsibility is built, and the values of mutual honesty and respect for individual differences and privacy are promoted.

Time management and organizational skills are reinforced through required study hours for ninth and tenth graders and mandatory bedtimes for ninth through eleventh graders, with greater self-determination made by seniors.

Quality All-girls Boarding High School Program:
- High School Program for girls in Grades 9-12
- Academic subjects include English, History, Math & Science
- Enrichment Self-Discovery Program
- Studio and Performing Arts Program
- Athletics Program

Learning Center:

Photos of Purnell School, New JerseyAt Purnell, our Learning Center approach differentiates us from other schools. Our mission at the LEC is to discover the different learning style of each student and to demystify the learning process for her so that her full potential can be reached. Our Center combines innovative programs and state of the art resources to promote an optimal learning experience for each student.

Using Dr. Mel Levine's All Kinds of MindsĀ® program, the LEC is committed to discovering all students' strengths and styles of learning. We then use this information to address challenges students may be experiencing and help them to develop a higher cognitive thinking process. Concurrently, the LEC is dedicated to enriching the curriculum for those students who are working above and beyond their class.

Vibrant Community:

As a vibrant residential community, Purnell maintains a commitment to creating a wide variety of opportunities for student learning and fun beyond the classroom. The School offers a full range of competitive and non-competitive athletics, a wide variety of clubs and activities and a diverse offering of residential life activities in the dorms and on weekends.

We understand that students are as likely to discover a driving interest or passion outside the classroom as in it and tailor our program to meet the interests of our students. A host of traditions and celebrations also make the Purnell experience memorable.

Project Exploration:

Picture of All-Girl Boarding School in New Jersey, USAProject Exploration is a hands-on, project-oriented mini-term between winter and spring trimesters. For two and a half weeks, 5 to 10 hours a day, students expand their global awareness through intensive travel abroad trips designed around interdisciplinary themes focusing on community service, in-depth cultural and language studies, and environmental science and sustainable living.

If they choose to remain on campus, students explore a particular topic or creative art form in depth. The program concludes with a Project Exploration Showcase, where students display their work and give presentations to the rest of the school and outside community.

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Address: Pottersville, within Bedminster Township, Somerset, New Jersey , USA
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Houghton Academy
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Situated in Houghton, Allegany County in western NY state, Houghton Academy is a Christian boarding and day school enrolling students in Grades 6-12.

Most boarding students at Houghton Academy live in one of the two residence halls. Both dorms offer a secure, traditional residential setting. Two students most often share a room, there are shared common areas for relaxation and recreation, and the buildings are staffed by full-time employees.

An alternative to or traditional dorms is found in three Staff Houses we own close to school. These homes serve as the full-time, traditional residences of our employees families, but each house has been configured to accommodate students.
College-prep boarding and day school offering Grades 6-12 including:

- Full-residential Boarding Program
- Homestay Program
- Staff Housing Program
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College Course Opportunities
- College Placement
- Extra-curricular Activities
- SAT Preparation Course
- ESL Courses
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 from Maryland and across the United States.

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.
The Hun School of Princeton
Courses / Programs
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
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...
The Grier School
Courses / Programs
Located in Birmingham, Huntington County PA, the Grier School is a private boarding school for girls in Grades 7 through post-graduate year and admits girls regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

In addition to a college preparatory curriculum with AP courses and SAT and ACT college prep courses we also provide a learning skills program, an enriching arts program, an extensive athletics program, a horseriding program, a healthy lifestyle program, etiquette class, summer school, TOEFL and ESL programs.

95% of Grier's students reside beyond a 100 mile radius of the school so numerous activities are organized each weekend to make it truly a full-time boarding school experience. Grier provides students wih a valuable education in a beautiful environment.

At Grier, the dormitory areas of the building are supervised by housemothers whose sole responsibility on campus is to oversee the life in the dorms. Housemothers are mature women who have raised families themselves.
Boarding Programs for Girls in Grades 7-12 (incl. postgraduate year option)

- College Preparatory Curriculum with English, math, science, history, modern languages, the arts and athletics
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
- Learning Skills Program
- Horseriding Program
- Healthy Lifestyle Program
- Etiquette Class
- Summer School
- TOEFL and English as a Second Language Programs
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...