Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission is our purpose or reason to exist. Values are our deeply held, timeless beliefs or aspirations. Vision is the intended future state of our institution.

Taken together, they reveal our destination and identify the core we must sustain as we strive to reach it. They are the foundation of and test for our strategies.

“The Principia shall seek to serve the Cause of Christian Science through appropriate channels open to it as an educational institution.” (Policy 1)

Vision for 2020:
In 2020, Principia is widely recognized for educational excellence, service to the Cause of Christian Science, and leadership in spiritually based character education. At our U.S.-based campuses, worldwide satellite locations, and online, we engage and educate 5,000 Christian Scientists each year in handwrought, experience-based programs that span from Pre-Kindergarten through bachelor’s, master’s, and lifelong learning programs. Principia is a nimble organization: technology-enhanced and sustainable, with an up-to-date global presence.

Our values are based on the teachings of Christian Science. Principia values:
• Teaching and learning
• Thinking and acting from the basis of Principle, Love
• Unfoldment of character
• Individual and collective excellence
• Citizenship and service
• Innovation and continuous improvement



The objects we pursue and the spirit we manifest reveal our standpoint, and show what we are winning.