December 20, 2014

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Practicing Sustainability in the Classroom and Community

The School’s vast 360-acre campus has always provided plenty of opportunities for firsthand study of nature and its cycles of productivity, renewal, and restoration. Our students tap sap from our … Read more

Mediation Team Wins Top Awards

Three members of Principia College’s six-person mediation team hold a total of seven individual All-American titles. Sophomore Cassidy Alford and senior Brian Simpson are both two-time All-Americans, and senior Meredith … Read more

President’s Update: Reflecting on a Semester of Progress

It’s the last week of classes before finals for Upper School and College students. Then, everyone disperses for a well-earned Christmas break. As we wind down the semester, I find myself … Read more

Apollo 13 Heroes Visit Campus

Apollo 13 Heroes Visit Campus

In November, the George A. Andrews Distinguished Speaker Series presented “Failure Is Not an Option,” a talk by Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell (center) and Fred W. Haise (left) and former NASA Mission Flight Control Director Gene Kranz (right). Speaking in a fireside chat style to a packed Cox Auditorium—with a completely … Read more

Sharpening Analytical Skills in Current Issues Class

Sharpening Analytical Skills in Current Issues Class

Protests in Thailand, police shootings in the U.S., and the possible end of chocolate as we know it . . . the Current Issues class at Principia Upper School presents a wide variety of topics for students to consider. Add to that the contemplation of cartoons from all shades of the political spectrum, and the … Read more

England Abroad Presents “The Winter’s Tale”

England Abroad Presents “The Winter’s Tale”

Love, suspicion, misperception, jealousy, hatred, loss, forgiveness, redemption, and restoration—such is Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, performed movingly in November by students recently returned from the England Abroad. Moments after the play opens, suspicion casts a chill upon the scene. False accusation leads to imprisonment, where a child is born. Later abandoned in the wilderness, the baby … Read more