This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subject, potentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral. Please help improve it by replacing them with more appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources. (July 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The Principia
MottoAs The Sowing, The Reaping
TypePrivate school, Private college
Established1898
Undergraduates480
Location
Elsah Campus Elsah, Illinois and St. Louis Campus Town and Country, Missouri
,
Campus2 Campuses
ColorsBlue & Gold
WebsiteThe Principia

The Principia is an educational institution for Christian Scientists located on two campuses in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area of the United States.[1] Principia School, located in Town and Country,[2] West St. Louis County, serves students from early childhood through high school, and Principia College, located about thirty miles away, is on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Elsah, Illinois.

History

Founded by Mary Kimball Morgan, Principia School was officially opened in 1898 in St. Louis.[3] By 1906, Principia had graduated its first high school class and in 1912, the Junior College was added, becoming one of the first such colleges in America. The year 1917 marked the first graduation ceremony of alumni from the Junior College. In 1934 Principia College awarded its first bachelor's degrees.[3] Principia College students moved to Elsah, Illinois, in February, 1935. Principia School later moved to its current location in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country, Missouri in 1959.

Connection with other schools

When two other schools began, Claremont Fan Court School and Huntingtower School, they used the ideas which Principia is founded on as an example.[4][5]

Institutions

Principia School

All three schools of Principia School are located on a 360-acre campus in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country.[6] Principia School follows a British-style organization and as such its schools are as follows:

Principia College

Main article: Principia College

Principia College is a private liberal-arts undergraduate college located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Elsah, Illinois. The college does not offer graduate programs. The school offers various B.A. and B.S. majors, comprehensive experiential programs, study abroad and field programs, includes a high participation in athletic programs, and is remarkable for its small size.[7] Distinguished architect, Bernard R. Maybeck, of Maybeck and White, worked through his largest design commission during the original construction phases of Principia College. Principia College was designated a National Historic Landmark and placed on the Registrar of Historic Places in 1993.

Alumni

Notable Principia Alumni. (US) refers to Principia Upper School and (C) refers to Principia College. For another list of Principia College Alumni refer to Principia College.

References

  1. ^ The Principia. "The Principia". The Principia Corporation. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Subdivision Map". Town and Country, Missouri. Retrieved 2022-07-23.
  3. ^ a b The Principia. "History of The Principia". Web. The Principia. Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  4. ^ Cooper, Phyllis (2000). The Story of Claremont. England. p. 61.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  5. ^ Peterson, Suzanne (2006). Reflections of Huntingtower 1927-1977. Australia: Helen Merrick-Andrews. p. 2. ISBN 1-876761-13-X.
  6. ^ The Principia. "Campus - About Principia School". Web. The Principia. Archived from the original on January 30, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  7. ^ Grove, Allen (2012). "Principia College profile". Web. About.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  8. ^ Andrews, John (Summer 2018). "Treasure of a Lifetime" (PDF). Principia Purpose. Elsah, Il.: Principia College. Archived (PDF) from the original on February 18, 2022. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  9. ^ Robert Bruegmann Archived 2022-02-12 at the Wayback Machine placesjournal.org
  10. ^ "77 North Washington Street, The Atlantic Online, June 1997". The Atlantic. June 1997. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2022-02-11.
  11. ^ "Award-Winning Book Critic Ron Charles Speaks at Principia". Principia Alumni. Principia College. October 30, 2018. Archived from the original on February 14, 2022. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  12. ^ Gabbatt, Adam (October 15, 2012). "Candy Crowley's role in debate questioned by Romney and Obama". The Guardian. Archived from the original on February 15, 2022. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  13. ^ "Principia College soccer All-American, Yaw Danso (US'06, C'10), signs to @SwitchbacksFC". Twitter.
  14. ^ (September 12, 1997). "Ann Dunnigan, Actress and Translator, 87". The New York Times. Archived from [1] Retrieved February 11, 2022
  15. ^ "McVay Center for the Performing Arts at Morey". Principia College. Archived from the original on February 15, 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  16. ^ Carr, Steve (May 11, 2011). "Enke Honored with the American Chemical Society's Award in Analytical Chemistry". UNM Newsroom. University of New Mexico. Archived from the original on February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  17. ^ "Alumni Spotlight: Finding Common Ground in Politics". Principia Alumni. Principia College. September 4, 2014. Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  18. ^ "Humility and Persistence Carry Alum into the Major Leagues". Principia Alumni. Principia College. April 7, 2013. Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  19. ^ Hollis, Tim (2006). Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records (Google EBook). University of Mississippi. ISBN 1-57806-848-7. Archived from the original on February 18, 2022. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  20. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (January 21, 2020). "Egil Krogh, Who Authorized an Infamous Break-In, Dies at 80". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 18, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  21. ^ Munck, Gerardo; Snyder, Richard (2007). Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics (Google EBook). The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8463-4. Archived from the original on February 18, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  22. ^ "Accomplished Alumni Share Advice". Principia Alumni. Principia College. October 3, 2013. Archived from the original on February 14, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  23. ^ "Strong Principia Women in Sports: Ngozi Mwanamwambwa- Asinga". Principia College Athletics. Principia College. Archived from the original on February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  24. ^ "Principians and Principia in the News". Principia News. Principia College. October 6, 2021. Archived from the original on February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  25. ^ "In Memoriam: Naturalist Charles L. Remington". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on February 16, 2022. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  26. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (August 25, 2010). "David Rowland, Maker of a Tidily Stacked Chair, Dies at 86". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 29, 2021. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  27. ^ "Christopher Shays". Principia Alumni. Principia College. Archived from the original on February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  28. ^ Interesting People /A Wrestler of Winds, New York City: The American Magazine, December 1929, p. 68