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Upper School Opportunities

If you are looking for a school where you can build a personalized academic schedule each year, exploring your known interests while also stepping outside of your comfort zone, and taking classes you never thought you would ever take- Lincoln is the school for you. 

Sue Farnum, Interim Upper School Head

Signature Programs

Exposure and experience is a key component of a Lincoln education and we are proud to offer hand-designed and unique opportunities to our Upper School Students:

  • Brown University Engineering: Initiated by a previous Lincoln School student and their professor parent, Lincoln’s Introduction to Engineering (LITE), is a college-level course offered to Lincoln's 10-12th grade students.

  • Global Leadership: Fostering the Quaker values of community and stewardship, the Global Citizenship Program is a working testament to the idea that all human beings are a part of a universal moral community.

  • Marine Biological Lab: All Grade 11 students participate in a four-day overnight class trip to the Marine Biological Labs (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, truly a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity for our students.

  • Orthopedics in Action: University Orthopedics has partnered with Lincoln School for 'Orthopedics in Action,' aimed at exposing more women to a career in orthopedics surgery and reducing gender disparity in the field.

  • Steel Yard: Lincoln School has partnered with The Steel Yard to offer hands-on experiences to our Upper School students in jewelry making and metalworking.

  • STYLEWEEK: Lincoln School currently remains the only independent high school invited to the STYLEWEEK SEED Student Design Challenge program, an initiative dedicated to advancing emerging student designers.

Electives Offered

  • African StudiesFall Semester—Open to Grades 11 and 12

  • Comparative Democracy: Spring Semester—Open to Grades 11 and 12

  • Creative Writing: Fiction: Spring Semester—Open to Grades 10–12

  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction: Fall Semester—Open to Grades 10–12

  • Environmental Science and Sustainability: Yearlong —Open to Grades 10–12

  • Ethnomathematics: Where culture and mathematics meet: Spring Semester

  • Introduction to Number Theory: Fall semester—Open to Grades 11 and 12

  • Peace, Conflict, and Racial Justice Studies: Fall Semester—Open to Grades 10-12

  • Introduction to Philosophy: Fall Semester--Open to grades 10-12

  • Introduction to Psychology: Yearlong—Open to Grades 10–12

  • Light and Optics: Fall SemesterOpen to Grades 10–12

  • Marine Biology: Fall Semester/Spring Semester —Open to Grades 10–12

  • Physics of Machines: Spring Semester—Open to Grades 10–12

  • World Religions: Spring Semester—Open to Grades 10–12

  • Women in the Global Economy: Fall Semester, Spring Semester—Open to Grades 11 and  12


At Lincoln we build time for clubs into all students’ weekly schedules. Clubs allow girls to explore issues, develop new skills, or simply relax and have fun in the middle of a busy day. Don’t see one of interest? Maybe you’ll start your own.

Below is a listing of some of the clubs Lincoln offers in Upper School:
Debate Girl Up Our Minds Matter
2B1 Green Key Society PALS
Archives GSA Shark Tank
Art  LEAG Spreading Smiles
Chess  Lincoln Feminists Student Athlete Booster
Dungeons & Dragons Mock Trial Yearbook
Film Model UN Pre-Med
Garden Newspaper