St. Louis City Schools

The Principia School

PRIVATE Christian Scientist

  • Grades Served: PK1 – 12
  • 420 Students (Coed)
  • Average Class Size: 18
  • Opened in 1898
  • Teachers with Advanced Degree: 51%
  • Tuition Range: $10,350 - $16,365 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,468
  • Room and board for boarding students not included
  • 30 states and 12 countries represented among the students, 50% of Upper School students are boarders
  • 360-acre campus, 2 well-stocked libraries, 5 science labs, 3 gyms
  • 88% of students who took AP exams in the 2013Ã???????2014 school year scored 3 or above on a scale of 1 to 5
  • Although Principia is not affiliated with the Christian Science Church and Christian Science is not expressly taught, All of students, faculty, and staff are Christian Scientists.
  • AP Classes: 21 different honors/AP classes

Reviews (1)

  • Bullying and DiscriminationParent 04/16/2018
    Discrimination and bullying are rampant among those in authority and the students because this private school does not have to answer to anti-discriminatory U.S. laws due to not being federally funded. It was discovered that my daughter had developed a disability. She was bullied, ridiculed and socially exiled by fellow students because of it, her grades dropped sharply from close to a 4.0, and school management and the housemoms threatened her at all hours of the day and night to have a healing by a set date (“because God's children are perfect, so imperfections are not permitted and are proof you aren't spiritual enough to be here”) or she would be kicked out. Well, despite intense prayerful work she did not make their “deadline” and was kicked out. This large-scale rejection has destroyed her, she is suicidal, and we are worried for her life. Terrible school. I am shocked to discover I have newfound appreciation for the public school my damaged daughter has returned to.
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  • Lacks Racial Diversity

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