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. School History
Approximately 400 students attend Lincoln School from The Little School through Grade 12.
Total N-Grade 12 Enrollment: 346 Students
Lower School (N-5): 110
Middle School (6-8): 65
Upper School ( 9-12): 171
Class size: School wide, the average class size is 13.
Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
25% of the student body are U.S. students of color; approximately 3% are international students.
Upper School: The Upper School presents a rich and diverse curriculum to students in Grades 9-12. Students advance through a challenging college preparatory program that provides an exceptional grounding in English, foreign languages, mathematics, the sciences, history, technology, and the arts. A wide array of electives, Honors courses, and AP offerings adds depth and breadth to the academic experience and allows students to chart their own course once they have completed core requirements in each discipline. Upper School Academic Program.
Middle School: The journey through our Middle School, Grades 6 through 8, is filled with challenges, excitement, and the opportunity for each child to not only identify her own strengths, but also those in others. A rich curriculum, a commitment to the Performing Arts as well as the Visual Arts , an array of field trips, numerous and varied opportunities for community service, seasonally-appropriate intramural and interscholastic sports comprise the foundation of the Lincoln School experience, while strong friendships, thoughtful advising, and the cultivation of insatiably curious minds are the result. The faculty are committed to ensuring that our students are more than prepared in all areas for what awaits them in the Upper School. Middle School Academic Program
Lower School: In every one of our learning spaces, each child is celebrated as an individual. Throughout the eight grades that comprise the Lower School, process and content go hand in hand as we strive to ensure that the academic, social and personal needs of every student are met. Children learn through experience. Whether exploring the surrounding neighborhood, canoeing down a river, or researching their own heritages, our students are relishing the moment while providing the foundation for the future. Here at Lincoln School, we recognize the importance of encouraging every child to be an active participant in their own education.
Early Childhood Program
Kindergarten-Grade 5 Program.
Languages offered: Arabic, French, Latin and Spanish
In the 2013-14 academic year, Lincoln School awarded over $2,000,000 in need-based financial aid and scholarships.
Lincoln Scholar, Trustee Leadership Award, The Loughlin Family Scholarship, The Community Scholars Program, Leila M. Atwood Community Scholarship, Charlotte Lumb Swift ’35 Scholarship, Julie Greene 1954 Scholarship, The Murray Family Scholarship, B.B. Lederer Scholarship, The Class of 1952 Scholarship, Gail Greenhalgh Trautmann 1942 Fund, Nicole A. Mackintosh ’20 Scholarship, Alumnae Scholarship, Earlene and Albert Potter Scholarship
Sports Offered: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis
Student Clubs/Organizations: 20