About Principia College

A College for Christian Scientists

Principia students, faculty, and staff come from many different countries and an even greater variety of backgrounds, but they share one thing in common: Christian Science. The College is not affiliated with the Christian Science Church, and Christian Science is not taught as a subject, but its principles form the basis of community life at Principia. Faculty and students alike strive to see themselves and each other as unlimited expressions of God. As a result, expectations are high, but so is the support community members provide each other.

If you’re looking for a top-notch liberal arts education in a community where practicing Christian Science is the way of life, Principia College is the place for you.

Driving tours of Principia College are always welcome during daylight hours. Download audio for the driving tour here.

Guided tours are handled through the Historic Elsah Foundation. Please call 618.374.1565 or e-mail historicelsah@gmail.com.

Should you have any questions, the contact for Principia College is Sue Thoma, sue.thoma@principia.edu, or 618.374.5148.

Principia's Guest House is for alumni and friends of Principia. Learn more.