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 four health plan options with the expansive United Healthcare network, so employees can choose the plan that works best for their situation. All our health plans provide comprehensive medical coverage (including telehealth, prescription and mental health benefits),  and unlike most employers, Principia’s plans reimburse for many of the costs associated with Christian Science care and treatment. Principia covers the majority of the cost of health insurance, with monthly premiums ranging from $30 to $150 for individuals and from $120 to $600 for families. Principia also contributes to a Health Savings Account on an employee’s behalf – available to on qualifying expenses or to save for a rainy day or even retirement.

Principia also offers rich dental and vision benefits, and even more ways to save on healthcare expenses through flexible spending accounts. 

Retirement Benefits

Principia provides a generous retirement match of 6% (up to an annual maximum benefit of $4,500) for all benefits-eligible employees as soon as they start (and Principia’s contribution is fully vested as soon as it’s made). Employees can make both Traditional (pre-tax) and Roth (after-tax) contributions to their account.

Principia also provides free access to independent financial advising services, equipping employees with the tools they need to save and invest in their future.

Additional Benefits

Principia provides employees with life insurance for themselves and their dependents, and employees can increase their coverage through additional voluntary life insurance, and hospital, accident, and critical illness insurances, which provide a lump-sum non-taxable cash benefit under qualifying circumstances.

Principia provides employees with support through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Uwill. Our EAP gives employees free access to a variety of resources, including 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. Uwill is a free, virtual mental health resource for our employees. 


Joining the Principia team may mean moving your family to the St. Louis area. 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 Benefits

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

Tuition Discount: Employees receive a 90 percent discount for all children enrolled in Pre-K through College (Childcare and Acorn programs are excluded). 

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

Student Loan Forgiveness: Graduates of Principia College may reduce their student loan debt through employment at Principia.

Paid Time Off

Principia provides staff up to 10 paid holidays per year. Faculty enjoy long winter, spring, and summer breaks as well as select holidays that fall during the school semesters. Year-round staff enjoy 20 vacation days each year. All employees enjoy 7 health days and 3 personal days, a generous parental leave (6 weeks paid at 100% plus additional time for birthing parents to rest and recover), short- and long-term disability benefits, and time for parents to attend children’s school activities.

Additionally, 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) and one day to attend an annual Christian Science Class Association. Leave for class instruction and association is in addition to 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 privilege and reward.

Career Opportunities

Bring your talent and passion to Principia. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, based on who you are and what you can contribute. If your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every job requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right person for another role.

Learn more about Careers at Principia or view our Current Openings, and join our Talent Community to create a profile and stay connected to Principia.