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Principia School

Student Health Care

The Student Health Care department consists of Christian Science (CS) nurses, an athletic trainer, school counselors, and the Director of Student Health Care. This support is available to all students attending Principia. 

Christian Science Nurses

During the school day a Christian Science nurse is available to all Principia students. The CS nurse is ready to respond to any student who is injured, ill, or needing support. She will respond in ways that are practical, compassionate and in accord with the Church Manual by-law for a Christian Science nurse. Christian Science nursing includes skilled practical care but does not include any medical training, diagnosis, or medication administration.

The CS nursing office and Upper School “quiet room” are located across from the dining room. Here, students can receive support through rest, snacks, parent phone calls, etc so they can jump back into their day. The CS nurse can visit any boarding student who is not able to attend school and coordinate care with their Resident Counselor. In the evenings the CS nurse attends home athletic events, social activities, and other events on campus. The CS nurse is on duty Monday-Friday evening from 3p-11pm. The CS nurses will respond to all emergency calls on campus and provide initial care as appropriate for students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

Director of Student Health Care

For those families seeking medical care, or any care outside the scope of Christian Science nursing, our Director of Student Health Care will partner with you to find resources. The DSHC is able to pick up prescriptions, administer medications, assist with telehealth calls using our Mercy GoHealth program, and take students to Urgent Care when requested. 

Campus House

Campus House is an 8 bedroom care facility located on the School campus. The purpose of Campus House is to support the boarding program with inpatient/outpatient care for those needing closer oversight and assistance. Campus House is staffed by a CS nurse there is a need. 

Christian Science Nurse on Duty

Dial 314.275.3590 (ext. 3590 on campus) to reach the Christian Science nurse on duty Monday-Friday:

Samantha Hardy: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Terry Ambugo: 3 p.m.–11 p.m. 

Director of Student Health Care

For after hours, weekend, and overnight Campus House needs, please contact Director of Student Health Care, Tiffany Green at 314.275.3594 or