It is a pleasure to welcome you to Lincoln School, a venerable school well into its second century providing a very sophisticated educational experience for girls and young boys.
In the few short weeks since beginning my interim year as Head of School, I have been impressed by the intellectual rigor and creativity in the community; I have been moved by the commitment to Quaker testimonies of service, community, and integrity. Finally, the artistry, athletic prowess, and good humor of this generation of Lincoln girls make every day different and fun! I could not be happier to find for myself the rightness of the song “Simple Gifts”:
‘Tis the Gift to come down where we ought to be;
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
Since its founding in 1884, Lincoln School’s Kindergarten through Grade 12 program is designed for girls—the Library, the Dining Hall, the classrooms with robots and books and laptops are all designed with girls in mind. The community is collaborative and joyful, musical and physically active. Just visit Faxon Farm to see our teams at play! Our girls come from over 50 zip codes and diverse economic, social, religious, and cultural backgrounds, anticipating the collegiate and life experiences they will shortly encounter. Our graduates go on to be successful women, regardless of the path they choose.
Prior to coming to Lincoln School, I was a teacher and administrator at Friends Seminary, a Quaker school in Manhattan for 25 years and then Head of School of the Holy Child, an independent Catholic school for girls in Rye, New York for 14 years. It feels a bit like I have been preparing for Lincoln School my entire professional life. Lincoln is exactly the kind of school I would like my granddaughter, three-year-old Anna of Washington state, to attend one day. The best way to understand the full breadth of the Lincoln experience, is to come for a visit. I look forward to meeting you.