Principia School at a Glance

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Founded in 1898, Principia is a coeducational, independent, college-preparatory school for Christian Scientists, serving students from infancy through grade 12. Day students attend at all grade levels. We offer boarding programs for students in Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Upper School (grades 9 through 12).  

By the numbers . . . 

Facilities

  • 360-acre campus
  • 1 IDEA Center (library and digital resource center)  
  • 1 Middle and Lower School Library
  • 5 science labs
  • 3 gyms

People and program

  • 405 students
  • 31 states and 22 countries represented among the students
  • 58 percent of Upper School students are boarders
  • 96 percent of graduating seniors go on to college
  • 60 percent of Upper School faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 1:7  faculty student ratio
  • 10–15 average class size
  • 9 AP and college-credit classes

Athletics

  • 16 interscholastic sports options in Upper School
  • 12 tennis courts
  • 3 baseball/softball diamonds 
  • 2 soccer fields
  • 1 multipurpose turf field for football/soccer/track and field

. . . and so much more. You really have to visit to get a feel for all we offer! 

Principia is accredited by ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) and NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools).

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