Meet the Principia Changemakers

Travel has always been a powerful teaching tool at Principia. Service trips, in particular, can have a lasting impact on students. After the sophomore trip to the Dominican Republic, for example, upper schoolers reflect on their week of service to the residents of the island and how they—even as high school students—can make a positive difference in the lives of people around the world.

“Arguing with Kindness”: Mediation at the Upper School

This fall, the Upper School Mediation team logged into Zoom to participate in the third annual National High School Mediation Tournament, which Principia pioneered and has hosted since its inception. The tournament represents the culmination of months of preparation, as students take turns acting as advocate, client, and mediator in the hopes of effectively arguing their case, resolving conflict in their favor, and acting as peacemakers.

Principia Wins State Award for Sustainability

Principia School’s sustainability efforts continue to gain widespread recognition. The School is one of six in the state to achieve Seedling Level in 2022, awarded by Missouri Green Schools.

Dancing Through the Decades

A nostalgic nod to the decades that defined dance, this year’s Upper School Concert Dance Show transported its audience to scenes from yesteryear, paying homage to the 1940s–early 2000s.

Principia Makes List of Top-10 St. Louis-area Private High Schools

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recognized Principia School’s rising reputation among metropolitan St. Louis private high schools. From online school-selection websites like to traditional media like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Principia is on the move. StlToday, an online magazine of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Principia ...

Thunder Chickens Clinch National Championship

After an undefeated Division 2 season of 15s rugby, Principia College’s Thunder Chickens headed to Houston, Texas for the Division 2 National Collegiate Rugby Championships.

Communicating Conservation Through Dance

As the autumn sun set, Upper School and College students wove their way through towering pieces of Mississippi River driftwood. The performance celebrated the opening of “River Ark,” a new art installation by Thomas Sleet at the Audubon Center at Riverlands.

Summer Research Provides Hands-On Learning

Over the summer, some Principia College students partnered with faculty and dug deeper into research projects. The projects stemmed from a range of disciplines, including theater, computer science, engineering, and biology. They gave students opportunities for hands-on research and field work—an invaluable experience in understanding what further study or a career might look like after college.

Principia Team Aims to Uplift Alton

Principia College’s neighboring city of Alton is a frequent stop for students, faculty, and visitors traveling to and from the campus. In recent years, there has been an effort to reenergize the town, from the establishment of new coffee shops to winning a spot on a reality tv show giving small businesses a makeover.

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