Reflections on the Prin Bubble

I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble

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Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other

I recently typed up a seven page post about how Principia failed to meet and recognize the needs to students, then I had a conversation with a close friend who asked, rather pointedly, how Principia was supposed to know anything was wrong and I'm sharing this instead. In Christian Science we are to correct our … Continue reading Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other

Five Questions – Principia Edition – Kat’s Answers

This post is being done in collaboration with my fellow ex-Christian Scientist blogger at Emerging Gently. We have also posed these same questions to other ex-Christian Scientists. Their answers appear in a series of posts on The Ex-Christian Scientist*. 1) Why did you attend Principia? I had to get away from the toxic culture perpetuated by my … Continue reading Five Questions – Principia Edition – Kat’s Answers

1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account

The following guest post is a a first hand account of the 1989 measles outbreak at the Principia Upper School. What were your experiences with CS nursing while at Prin during the measles outbreak? How did they diagnose it since they're trained to see disease as unreal & contagion as just as unreal? This measles epidemic … Continue reading 1989 Measles at Principia Upper School – a first hand account

follow up: hazing at Principia

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch  Three charged in Principia football hazing case TOWN AND COUNTRY • The investigation into hazing allegations at a sports camp at Principia Upper School last summer has led to felony charges for two teens, and misdemeanor counts against another. Read the entire article: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/three-charged-in-principia-football-hazing-case/article_2a28e65d-c4ed-5c53-a255-a70e1a14f92f.html Previous post on the topic: https://kindism.org/2014/09/04/what-ive-been-reading-hazing/