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Principia School

Performing Arts

From classical to jazz, Broadway to improv, lighting to stage managing, opportunities abound at Principia—both on stage and backstage. All of these occasions cultivate poise and stage presence, as well as artistic expression, accuracy, and joy.

The music, theater, and dance programs are housed in the Performing Arts Center, and the theater program also works out of the Black Box theatre. A well-stocked costume room (one of the best in Missouri) as well as changing rooms and solo practice areas round out the facilities.

Fast Facts

  • 20+ performing arts opportunities each year 

  • 7-day Middle School Theatre week

  • 6 band ensembles

  • 3 vocal ensembles

  • 2 dance concerts per year featuring student-choreographed pieces

  • 100 percent of students receive musical instruments and supplies from Principia 

  • Over 40 years participating in the ABC Music Festival 

MS Music Education


Our music program helps students develop their musical and performance skills while building confidence. 


Theater Arts

Young thespians ignite newfound passions both behind the scenes and in the spotlight. 



Upper School students have opportunities to explore movement and choreography through unique experiences on and off stage.