Lincoln School Traditions
Since 1884, Lincoln has stood for excellence in effort and a high degree of motivation tempered by a respect for, and a concern for, the good in an individual. We have two strong roots; one extends back to our founder’s values of discipline, rigor, and responsibility; the other extends back to the Quaker purchase in 1924, and the Friends’ values of individual good and consensus decision making. Throughout the years, these values have been preserved and strengthened in a number of traditions.
Love, Loyalty, and Lowliness - the love of individuals, humanity, learning; loyalty to others, family, school, and country; lowliness, in the ancient sense of the word, a quality of self-confidence which allows one to encourage and to respect the strengths of others.
To celebrate the opening of the Boss-McLoughlin Gymnasium in 1986, the students selected a mascot, the Lynx. The mascot represents the linking of school to individual, and the agility and strength displayed by the School’s teams.
Lincoln is named to honor John Larkin Lincoln, who was a professor of history at Brown University, and who was particularly admired for his high standards of education by the School's founder, Mrs. William Ames, mother of Daisy Dwight. Professor Lincoln’s picture hangs in the front hall of Faxon Hall, along with those of the long line of distinguished Heads of School.
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