Educational Opportunities and Partnership Programs

Part of what sets Lincoln apart is the variety of experiential learning opportunities we offer. Our programs and partnerships extend our community, enhance our academic offerings, and build social awareness. For many students, these programs are a highlight of their years at Lincoln.



Save the Bay

In celebration of Lincoln's home in the Ocean State, and in keeping with our commitment to the Quaker value of stewardship of the earth, the Lower School at Lincoln enjoys an ongoing partnership with Save The Bay, an esteemed local non-profit organization devoted to protecting the Narragansett Bay. Through numerous authentic, hands-on, place-based learning experiences, students learn about the fragile Bay ecosystem and take an active role in preserving it.


Girls Who Code

Lincoln offers Middle and Upper School Girls Who Code Clubs, in partnership with Girls Who Code (GWC), to inspire, educate, and equip our students with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities in the computer science and the tech industries.

Grade 8 Global Citizenship Program

The Grade 8 Program to the United Nations extends and enriches the 8th Grade human rights curriculum with an engaging 3-day trip to New York City. Students tour and meet with alumnae who work at the United Nations, explore the interactive Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), learn about the 10,000 Women Initiative from alumnae at Goldman Sachs, discuss various global initiatives with alumnae at the Red Cross headquarters, and participate in a human rights roundtable discussion with New York City-area alumnae. Along the way, they learn to navigate the city’s busy streets and subway system, and enjoy recreational and cultural activities like The High Line and Broadway shows.




In partnership with the World Leadership School, Lincoln offers a trimester-long weekend intensive course focused on the challenges facing women in India and the broader social, political, and historical context in which they find themselves. The culmination of the course is a 10-day Program to India, including Mumbai, the Dharavi Slum, and the village of Chinchoti, during the March Break. This Program is available yearly to a selection of Upper School students in all grade levels.


Starting in June 2017, Lincoln will offer Upper School students the opportunity to study and travel to Cuba to explore its vibrant history and culture.

Partnership with the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES)

Our newest partnership with Brown University allows Upper School students to take a Summer Intensive Geographic Information Systems Course that asks the question: "Sea level rise: how much, where, and when?" Taught by Amanda Lynch and Samiah Moustafa, this course explores the global and local processes that cause the sea level to change with a specific lens on what is happening in the Ocean State.

Partnership with Brown School of Engineering

In partnership with Brown University's School of Engineering, Upper School students can enroll in a college-level, credit-bearing Introduction to Engineering course at the School of Engineering, as well as the newly established Brown Design Workshop taught by graduate students in Engineering and Teaching.

Partnership with RISD’s School of Architecture

In partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design, the nation's leading art and design school, Upper School students can enroll in a college-level, credit-bearing course at the School of Architecture on the RISD campus, in the heart of Providence. Students in the program research the history of architecture (and in particular women architects past and present), learn about architectural tools and methods, and gain the practical skills necessary to brainstorm, sketch, build, and present mock-ups of their own designs.


In addition to Lincoln's many visual arts courses and the rigorous Visual Art Major and Art Major Honors Programs, Upper School students can take advantage of Providence's creative community resources, earning course credit over the summer with classes at The Steel Yard. Offerings vary, but include jewelry and metalworking courses where students learn about tools, materials, and techniques to design a collection of their own design or create large metal sculptures.

The Lincoln Fund at Work: Science in Action

Anna Painter, Lower School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Architecture, Math) teacher, is thrilled to teach in an innovative classroom, one made possible in part by the Lincoln Fund for Annual Giving. 

Field Day: Marine Science Students Collect Data at Woods Hole

Rhode Island, the Ocean State, contains marine ecosystems ranging from brackish rivers to salt marshes, rocky intertidal zones, beaches, bays, and open ocean. Ann Lovely, teacher of the new Marine Science: Field Ecology course, believes the best way to do this to take students to visit them firsthand!