Moving Beyond the AP

Beginning in the fall of 2017 Lincoln will move beyond the confines of the Advanced Placement curriculum. This decision was made after more than a year of exploration and consultation with lots of thought about what it means to offer rigorous, healthy, and balanced courses. This change aligns with our mission as an independent, Quaker school for girls that’s globally focused and forward-thinking—and will best prepare our students for the 21st-century world.

Communications about moving beyond the AP


East Side Monthly
December, 2016

"Is the Advanced Placement Program Losing its Luster?
by Lauri Lee

Rhode Island Public Radio
April 19, 2016

"Making the Choice to Drop AP Courses at Lincoln School"


Advanced placement – or AP – courses are offered in many high schools as a way for students to take college-level classes and impress college admissions officers. Over the past decade, the number of students taking these challenging courses has nearly doubled. But one private high school in Rhode Island is saying no more to the AP. Lincoln School in Providence plans to stop offering AP courses in the fall of 2017. Lincoln Head of School Suzanne Fogarty discussed the decision with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison.


Ashley Rappa
Director of Marketing and Communications