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The Purnell School is a private all-girls boarding high school for students in Grades 9-12. Located in Pottersville, within Bedminster Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, an hour west of New York City and two hours north of Philadelphia.

The school is just down the road from the headquarters of the United States Equestrian Team. The countryside around Purnell is horse and farm country, with picturesque rolling hills and deciduous forests. Rivers and streams meander across the landscape and even across our beautiful 83-acre campus.

Purnell is safely nestled away from the distractions of the city yet close enough to take advantage of the cultural attractions on weekends. The location is truly remarkable: close to the excitement and intellectual vibrancy of metropolitan areas yet removed enough to create a safe, reflective and inspirational atmosphere where growing girls thrive.


Location and Facilities:

 

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Our state-of-the-art technology includes:
* eMac Computer Center for research and enrichment
* Kurzweil 3000 center for auditory/visual learning
* Smart Board that facilitates interactive learning between teacher and students
* Reading and listening centers
* MacSpeech Dictate voice-to-text speech recognition

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.


School / Office Address: Pottersville, within Bedminster Township
Somerset
New Jersey
USA
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Directions / Instructions:

From Midtown New York City and Long Island:
Take George Washington Bridge to I-80 West to I-287 South to Exit 22, Routes 202 & 206. Exit north on Route 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From New York City via Lincoln Tunnel:
Take Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike South. Take exit to Newark Airport (I-78 West). Follow directions below from Newark Airport.

From Newark International Airport:
Take I-78 West for 30 miles to Exit 29 to merge onto I-287 North (you will pass one exit early on, you want the second I-287 exit). I-287 North for 1/2 mile to Exit 22B, Routes 202 & 206. Exit north on Route 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

From New England:
Take I-287 Cross Westchester Expressway to Tappan Zee Bridge to I-287 South to Exit 22. Exit north on 206 for 4.5 miles. Turn left at light onto Route 512, Pottersville Road; 2 miles to Purnell on right.

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Parent Testimonial:
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- Middle School Program
- High School Program
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- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

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Courses / Programs
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- College Preparation Courses ACT and SAT
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- Trips Abroad
- International students welcome
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Courses / Programs
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Courses / Programs
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The Grier School
Courses / Programs
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