Principia is a community of practice. That’s important because there isn’t really any success without consistent and persistent practice. Whether you’re learning a musical instrument, a sport, or a new theory, the experience will be richer at Principia because you have so many opportunities to practice—and because the whole community wants you to succeed. The kind of unstinting support students give each other here is really unique. That’s true of faculty members too. This is a highly supportive community—more so, I think, than most places.