Highlights from Principia's Benefits Package

At Principia, we strive to provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that supports our people’s health and well-being. Employees choose the benefits that work best for their own needs and circumstances.

Health Benefits

With Principia’s health coverage, employees get access to affordable, high-quality care. Principia provides several health plans to choose from, and unlike most employers, Principia’s plans reimburse for many of the costs associated with Christian Science care and treatment. Choose from additional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, and tax savings opportunities through a health savings account and flexible spending accounts.

Retirement Benefits

Principia provides all employees with an opportunity to save for retirement through a Traditional (pre-tax) and Roth (after-tax) 403(b) plan.  All benefit-eligible employees receive a match on their contributions as well, and all contributions are fully vested immediately. Principia provides free access to independent financial advising services.

Additional Benefits

Principia shares the premium cost for life insurance equal to two times one's annual salary, with lesser coverage for dependents. Additional life insurance coverage may be purchased.

Employees can elect hospital, accident, and critical illness insurances, which provide a lump-sum non-taxable cash benefit under qualifying circumstances.

Principia gives employees free access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes up to three professional counseling sessions per issue. Support is available on a range of topics including mental health, family or relationship issues, goal-setting, identity theft and more.


Principia provides a relocation reimbursement, up to 12% of an employee’s annual salary, when moving to Principia from an area outside a 50-mile radius.

Tuition Discount, Tuition Remission, and Loan Forgiveness

Principia is proud to provide opportunities for life-long learning and enrichment.

Employees receive a 90 percent discount for all children enrolled in Pre-K through College (Childcare and Acorn programs are excluded). This benefit is calculated based on the full-time equivalency (FTE) of the staff member’s position. 

Many employees and their spouses also qualify for tuition remission for one course per semester at Principia College, at no cost to them. 

Graduates of Principia College may reduce their student loan debt through employment at Principia.

Paid Time Off

Along with a generous amount of vacation time (four weeks for full-time, year-round employees), Principia provides up to ten paid holidays, personal and health days, parental leave, short- and long-term disability benefits, and time for parents to attend children’s school activities. 

In addition, Principia provides two weeks of paid leave to take Christian Science class instruction from an authorized teacher of Christian Science (when class occurs during regularly scheduled work time). Leave for class instruction is in addition to vacation or any other paid leave.  

Other Perks

That’s not all! Working at Principia comes with many other great perks, including:

  • Summer Session courses and evening programs at the College
  • Ability to borrow materials from both campus libraries
  • Access to Athletic facilities, gyms and swimming pools
  • Many cultural activities that come to the School and College, including concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and other special programs
  • Student productions, athletic events, and other community events
  • Discounts at the College Guest House

The Best Benefit of All

Excellent and comprehensive employee benefits are important and contribute to our exceptional working environment, but what's best about working at Principia is the opportunity to make a difference in Principia students’ lives and in our global Principia community. Every job at Principia carries that responsibility and reward.