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Founded in 1884 by Mrs. William Ames, whose daughter Daisy Dwight was one of Lincoln's first nine students, Lincoln School was named in honor of John Larkin Lincoln, a Brown University Professor with a strong commitment to the education of girls and young women.  Lincoln moved to its present site on Butler Avenue in 1913, expanding its campus and physical plant in the ensuing years to accommodate the School's growing N-12 academic program, its Little School, and its arts and athletic programs.  In 1924, Lincoln School began its formal association with the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New England as a Quaker School.  While Lincoln's affiliation with the Yearly Meeting of Friends ended in 1972, Lincoln maintains its strong commitment to its Quaker traditions and is accredited by the Friends Council on Education.  In 1980, Lincoln acquired Faxon Farm in Rehoboth, MA, named in honor of Connie Briggs Faxon '36, to support the School's growing interscholastic sports program.  This facility was renamed the Murray Family Athletic Complex at Faxon Farm following a major renovation completed in 2013, which included the Perlman Family Field, the only championship synthetic turf field lined exclusively for girls sports, the addition of a new natural turf field, the Boss Family Tennis Center with six all-weather courts, renovated carriage house and outdoor terrace and barn with a fully equipped training room.  Along with its longstanding tradition of academic excellence, Lincoln enjoys the distinction of being the nation's only all-girls Quaker School in North America.  In 2013, Lincoln announced the appointments of Ann F. Sullivan, Interim Head of School for the 2013-14 school year and Suzanne Fogarty as the 16th Head of School, whose appointment will begin in July 2014.  There are more than 3,000 Lincoln alumnae living and working in communities across the nation and around the world.


 



 


 
 

 

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