Statement on Diversity & Inclusion
Lincoln School values difference and honors a multiplicity of perspectives that includes, but is not limited to, age, religion, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, and family structure. We are committed to the Quaker values of equity, justice, peace, and community. These ideals are driven by an understanding that a socially conscious learner is an empowered one, one who engages in critical self reflection and honest action.
All members of the Lincoln School community—students, alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and trustees—will honor, embrace, and empower difference and individuality as sources of strength.
There's a lot to love about Lincoln School. Here, we recognize individuality and surround ourselves with a one-of-a-kind, supportive community. Students are seen, heard, challenged, engaged, and encouraged—at every age and at every step.
All Are Valued
From Lincoln’s founding in 1884 through the present day, our Quaker foundation has helped inform our mission. The Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (SPICES) guide our curriculum and our community. This framework means each and every student is valued and empowered to honor and develop their unique gifts and talents (Quakers refer to this as one’s ‘inner light.’ We call it a critical way to develop confident, capable learners.). Diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging are an integral part of a Quaker education, woven into our academic approach and daily lives.
Lincoln School’s dynamic academic program, rooted in Quaker principles, educates girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.
We value girls' education.
We value the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship.
We value the life of the mind and intellectual challenge.
We value a global perspective in service of social justice and responsibility.
We value a community of trust and mutual respect which affirms the inherent value of every person.
Girls' Education Advantage
All Are Empowered
The girls' education advantage is clear—it creates a climate in which every student is able to express themselves, explore their interests, and experience the full breadth and depth of the educational experience. This focus leads to lifelong self-confidence and fosters a deep love of learning that girls simply can’t get anywhere else. And it works.
80% of girls' school students
feel academically challenged verses 44% in co-educational environments.
93% of girls' school students
are offered greater leadership opportunities than co-educational peers.
80% of girls' school graduates
have held professional leadership positions since leaving campus.
Girls' school graduates are 6x more likely
to matriculate to math, science, engineering, and technology degrees and careers.
Exposure & Experience
All Are Propelled
The Lincoln learning experience is an exceptional one. Here, students experience true academic rigor in a purposefully close-knit environment, allowing for an individualized approach to education that propels girls forward. It’s challenging and joyful. It’s hands-on and almost nothing is off the table. It’s in the classroom and out exploring in the greater community.
At all grade levels, students have the chance to take advantage of our multitude of signature partnerships to stretch their minds and strengthen their skill sets.
Opportunities include: STEAMx, Global Citizenship programs, Style Week, Save the Bay, Brown University Engineering, Orthopedics in Action, Marine Biological Labs, The Steel Yard, and much, much more.
The result? At Lincoln, there are few limits to how students can learn.