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Fall at the School

Fall at the School

December 5, 2013

Upper Schoolers Make Strides in Speech and Debate

Upper Schoolers Make Strides in Speech and Debate

December 5, 2013

By Aya Maruyama, Upper School Student Every Thursday morning, an hour before the regular school day begins, 18 students gather in the freshman English room at 8 a.m. sharp for an … Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Making Music—from Ridgway to Carnegie Hall

Alumni Spotlight: Making Music—from Ridgway to Carnegie Hall

December 5, 2013

By the time Amanda (Blaikie) Sparfeld was seven, she had developed a deep love for flute music—and opera. So it’s fitting that this Upper School (’02) and College (’06) alumna … Read more

CE Update: Plenty to Celebrate This Season

CE Update: Plenty to Celebrate This Season

December 5, 2013

As the season of gratitude shifts into the season of Christmas celebration, we have much to be grateful for—and a great deal to celebrate as well here at Principia. Just before … Read more

Lights, Camera . . . Chemistry!

Lights, Camera . . . Chemistry!

December 5, 2013

Last month, Upper School sophomores built sets, wrote scripts, planned controlled explosions, and figured out how to edit video, all with the aim of producing a 2–5-minute special effects movie. But … Read more

School Competes in Its First-Ever LEGO Robotics Competition

School Competes in Its First-Ever LEGO Robotics Competition

November 7, 2013

Introduced to the Middle School two years ago, and to the Upper School a year later, the LEGO Robotics program is moving into a new phase, and the result is … Read more

Recent Renovations

Recent Renovations

November 7, 2013

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War, Water Bottles, and Winston Churchill—Western Civ in Action

War, Water Bottles, and Winston Churchill—Western Civ in Action

November 7, 2013

What can a five-gallon bottle teach a student about Greek history? You might be surprised! First, start with “the fact that a pint is a pound all the world around,” as … Read more

Seniors Plant Plastic Flamingos—and Seeds of Long-Term Giving

Seniors Plant Plastic Flamingos—and Seeds of Long-Term Giving

November 7, 2013

Flocks of flamingos have been invading the front yards of Principia families on and around campus for the past week. But these true-blue Principians are taking it in stride. For one … Read more

CE Update: It’s All About the Students

CE Update: It’s All About the Students

November 7, 2013

The students are what it’s all about here at Principia, as far as I’m concerned. Therefore, I’m always looking for ways to get closer to the action. For example, I recently … Read more

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