Press Releases

Lincoln School’s $5M Building Beginnings Campaign Celebrates Little School’s 25th Anniversary with a State-of-the-Art Expansion

Providence, RI (October 3, 2019)—Lincoln School’s Building Beginnings Campaign, a $5M project that will create a brand new Little School building to complement the existing Little School Carriage House and expand and enhance the Lower School, is slated to break ground in December 2019.

In partnership with Deslandes Construction of Warwick, RI and StudioMLA Architects of Brookline, MA, two companies with proven track records in school projects, the campaign is dedicated to both learning through discovery and connection through community. Read more.

Navajo Nation Poet Laureate and Award-Winning Author Laura Tohe, PhD To Speak at Lincoln School

Providence, RI (September 30, 2019)—Laura Tohe is Diné from the Navajo Nation. She holds a Ph.D. in Indigenous American Literature and is the Navajo Nation Poet Laureate for 2015-2019. A librettist and an award-winning poet, her books include No Parole Today, Making Friends with Water, Sister Nations, Tséyi, Deep in the Rock, and Code Talker Stories

Tohe will be speaking at Lincoln School on October 10 at 6 p.m. as a part of the Bold Voices Speaker Series, which features a diverse array of distinguished individuals from all walks of life who are dedicated to sharing their perspectives to enrich the greater community. Read more.

Lincoln School Receives Historic $4.5M Gift to Kick Off Campus Improvement Campaign 

Providence, RI (January 31, 2019)—Lincoln School has announced a historic $4.5 million gift, the third gift over the one-million-dollar mark secured in the last three years.

In 2016, Lincoln received a $2 million gift for the award-winning STEAM Hub for Girls, the only dedicated space for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture, Math) learning for girls in Rhode Island. Less than a year later, Lincoln was gifted $1.5 million for financial aid deepening Lincoln’s ongoing commitment to need-based financial aid, with particular focus on signature global programs to India and Cuba, where Lincoln girls learn both with and from other cultures, and represent Lincoln in the world.

“A gift of this magnitude speaks to the strength of the Lincoln School community,” said Suzanne Fogarty, Head of Lincoln School. “This gift is a testament to the power of an all-girls education, and will have a lasting impact on our school that will be felt for generations to come.”  Read more

Lincoln School Launches Strategic Advisory Board—Industry Experts Join Bold Leaders in All-Girls Education

Providence, RI (October 23, 2018)—Lincoln School, a local and national leader in all-girls education, is pleased to announce the formation of the Lincoln School Strategic Advisory Board. The board is comprised of national and international thought leaders, experts, and innovators from business, academia, and government who provide advice and counsel to Head of School Suzanne Fogarty and school leadership.

This small, diverse group of professionals lend their deep experience, unique perspective, and skills to the Lincoln School community, strengthening and furthering the school’s mission as a bold institution dedicated to providing opportunities for students that girls simply can’t get anywhere else. From technology to the highest levels of national politics, from women in the global economy to gender in the media, this core group of outstanding innovators opens up new opportunities for students and actively broadens Lincoln’s reach. Read more.

Lincoln School’s STEAM Hub for Girls Grand Opening: May 3, 2018—6 p.m.

Providence, RI (May 1, 2018) — Lincoln School’s new STEAM Hub for Girls, a $5M addition to the Blackstone Boulevard side of the historic building, is officially opening on Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. You’re invited to the Grand Opening Celebration to see the innovative architecture up close, explore the state-of-art teaching space, and hear from Head of School Suzanne Fogarty and Board Chair Martha Boss Bennett ’85 about all that Lincoln does to shift the gender balance of women entering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture, and Math) fields. Read more.

STYLEWEEK and Lincoln School Partner for Seed Student Design Competition

Providence, RI (January 2, 2018) – SEED: Innovation Meets Education Student Competition will be partnering with the Lincoln School located in Providence, Rhode Island for the 6th biannual challenge happening during Season 14 of STYLEWEEK Northeast. The SEED Student Design Challenge will kick off opening night of STYLEWEEK Northeast on February 21st, 2018 and will showcase the creations of three hand-selected Lincoln School students.

Willa Summers, Grade 12, Maeve McEnroe, Grade 11, and Brigitte Lynch-Johnson, Grade 9, will be the participating students in this coming Februarys’ challenge. The students will be constructing one garment each comprised fully of recycled materials. The students will present each of their designs on the runway, while a video of each designer explaining her inspiration, concept, and technique plays in the background. After each design is exhibited, seven industry professionals will be critiquing each student designer’s garments in front of the audience of attendees. Read more

Lincoln School Receives $1.5M Gift for Financial Aid

Providence, RI (October 5, 2017)—Lincoln School has announced a $1.5 million endowed gift for financial aid from an anonymous donor.

Lincoln’s Quaker roots have long informed an institutional philosophy of equity and inclusion, a mission furthered by this generous donation. This gift, the single largest dedicated to scholarship in the school’s 134-year history, helps to ensure that girls, regardless of their financial situation, can take advantage of the benefits of a Lincoln School education. This contribution deepens Lincoln’s ongoing commitment to need-based financial aid, which also extends to the school’s global programs to India and Cuba, two courses available to Upper School students in partnership with the World Leadership school. Read more

Marketing Powerhouse and #WomenNotObjects Creator Madonna Badger Brings Message of Resilience and Self Worth to Lincoln Commencement

Providence, RI (June 1, 2017) —Madonna Badger, advertising maven, gender equity champion, and powerhouse behind some of the world’s most well-known ad campaigns, will address the Lincoln School community on June 6 as the 2017 Commencement Speaker. Her #WomenNotObjects campaign, which sheds stark light on the advertising industry’s prevalent use of retouched women’s bodies to sell products or services, has been viewed over 40 million times in 170 countries, received a four-minute standing ovation at its premiere at Cannes, and was touted by Matt Lauer as “one of the best films I’ve ever seen.” Read more

Lincoln School’s STEAM Hub for Girls Breaks Ground At the Intersection of Art and Science

Providence, RI (May 24, 2017) — Lincoln School’s new STEAM Hub for Girls, a $5M addition to the Blackstone Boulevard side of the historic building, breaks ground on June 1. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture, and Math) Hub will feature a brand new 2-story facade, 4,000-square-feet of interdisciplinary learning space including physics and chemistry labs and recently renovated biology labs, flexible breakout areas, and a rotating art gallery. Designed by LLB Architects of Pawtucket, Shawmut Design and Construction of Providence will manage the project. Read more

Lincoln School Students Use Tech Skills to Become First-Ever
Rhode Islanders to Journey to Odyssey of the MindWorld Finals

Providence, RI (May 22, 2017) — Six Lincoln School students ranging from Grade 4 to Grade 8 will represent Rhode Island at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finale Tournament from May 24-27. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities to students from kindergarten through college. The Lincoln School team, The Golden Minds, used their engineering and creative skills to become the first Ocean Staters to participate in the competition’s 38-year history and join 20,000+ students and supporters from around the globe in Michigan for the World Finals. Read more

The Future is Female: Lincoln School and Sophia Academy Hackathon Paves the Way for Girls in Tech Collaboration Between Two Schools Creates First All-Girls Hackathon in Rhode Island

Providence, RI (April 24, 2017) — Lincoln School and Sophia Academy cohosted the first all-girls hackathon in Rhode Island, Girls Hack the World, to provide an inspiring space for hands-on coding, problem solving and collaboration. This event encouraged girls and young women to pursue an interest in computer science and tech fields, a necessary step to rectify the gender imbalance in STEAM professions. Read more

Lincoln School and Sophia Academy Partner to Present First All-Girls Hackathon in Rhode Island on Earth Day

Providence, RI (April 4, 2017) — Lincoln School and Sophia Academy are cohosting the first all-girls hackathon in Rhode Island, Girls Hack the World, on April 22, Earth Day. Students in Grades 5–10 will work together to build and code apps, websites, or computer-generated games designed to create real-world solutions to help Rhode Island’s environment. Read more