The college search and application process is an exciting time of self-discovery. At Lincoln, our goal is to help students navigate their journey thoughtfully and confidently, identifying colleges and universities that are the best fit for each of their unique interests, talents, and needs.
We encourage our students to take intellectual risks, tap into the joy of what they do, and really pay attention to when they are deeply engaged, both in and out of the classroom. This active approach to life and learning allows students to gain a clearer sense of what they want to get out of their next educational experience and to move forward in their journey with authenticity and confidence.
As students move through Upper School, they have direct access to, and work closely with, our college counselors to develop a personalized list of schools that will fully engage their interests and preferences. Whether a student chooses a small liberal arts college close to home, a flagship research institution in the midwest, an art school across the country, or a university abroad, she will leave Lincoln confident in her ability to thrive in her chosen environment.
Lincoln welcomes approximately 100 college representatives to the counseling office annually. This provides opportunities for students to speak with admission officers in small group settings and for our colleagues at schools across the country and around the world to be well informed about the Lincoln School educational experience.
Grades 9 - 12
While setting out to find the best college fit can be daunting at times, when students approach the search with an open mind and heart, it can also be a deeply enriching and rewarding experience. When it’s time to submit their applications, each student is able to share in a confident and authentic voice: 'This is who I am, these are the things I like to do, and most importantly, why I like to do them.'
Beth Ellis, Lincoln School Director of College Counseling