Welcome from the Head of School

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It’s such a privilege to be part of this community of dynamic learners, individuals who are committed to educational excellence as well as moral and spiritual growth! I love the ideal that Principia upholds—serving the Cause of Christian Science by nurturing the development of young people as leaders, innovators, ethical decision makers, and lifelong learners.

We value student achievement, collaboration, and success, but we also value the lessons learned from occasional failure, from having to try again or try harder. By fostering communication, cross-cultural competencies, digital literacy, resilience, and persistence, we help our students make the most of the rich academic, athletic, and co-curricular opportunities Principia School offers.

Just as important as scholarship is our community’s commitment to spiritual thinking and doing. As faculty, staff, students, and parents, we each contribute to an atmosphere that supports the daily practice and living of Christian Science. Together, we work to realize the vision of founder Mary Kimball Morgan—that Principia students are equipped to live lives of “useful service and strong purpose” and to think “clearly, vigorously, fearlessly, tolerantly, unselfishly.”

I invite you to get to know Principia today. Explore our website and plan a visit to experience life on campus for yourself. (We’ll help with travel costs!) You'll love seeing how our commitment to character and academic excellence helps students grow into capable and confident young men and women.

I hope to see you soon!

Travis Brantingham
Head of School

P.S. If you have specific questions, I would be delighted to speak with you or get you to the right person. So don’t hesitate to be in touch