How to Apply

Lincoln School welcomes applications from academically motivated and intellectually curious girls for Kindergarten—Grade 12 and from girls and boys from infancy–Pre-Kindergarten. The Admission Committee carefully considers a candidate’s academic ability and potential, extra­curricular involvement and talents, and interest to contribute meaningfully to our community.

Little School (Infant–Pre-Nursery)

The Little School: Infant–Pre-Nursery

Lincoln's co-educational Little School division include Infant, Yearlings, Young Toddler, Older Toddler, and Beech Tree (age 3) classrooms. We offer full or half day options as well as full or partial week spots.

1. Enrollment Timeline

  • Year-Round: Applications to the Little School are accepted year-round.
  • January: Re-enrollment for current Little School families
  • March: Enrollment contracts will be offered to new Little School families.
  • July: Little School program begins for our new and re-enrolled families.

2. Online Inquiry

The completion of the online inquiry starts the admission process. Upon submission of this inquiry, you will receive an email that provides secure access to Lincoln’s online Admission Portal.

3. Application for Admission

Once you have access to the Admission Portal, families can view and complete the admission application, and track the status of the student’s application. There is a non-refundable $55 fee to apply.

Schedule a Tour

The best way to experience our program is to visit us! We invite every Little School applicant (and their parents!) to visit the Little School and learn more about our program and timeline of available openings with an admission representative. Please contact the Admission Office at 401-331-9696 ext. 3154 or littleschool@lincolnschool.org to schedule your visit and tour.

Lower School (Nursery–Grade 5)

The Lower School welcomes applications from boys and girls for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten, and for girls from Kindergarten—Grade 5. Below are the steps to complete Lincoln’s Lower School application process.

1.    Inquire Online!

2.    Complete the Admission Application

○ The application for admission should be completed online with a non-refundable $55 application fee. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

3.    Schedule a Student Visit and Parent Tour

○ Every applicant is required to spend a day (or partial morning for our Nursery, Pre-K and K applicants) in our Lower School to meet potential classmates and participate in classroom activities. Parents will be provided a tour on the day of the student visit after the child has been dropped off. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule the student visit and parent tour.

4.    Transcript Release Form

○ Parent/guardian must sign and submit a transcript release form to the applicant's current school.

5.    Teacher Recommendation

○ A recommendation from the candidate’s current teacher is required. Please submit the Nursery, Pre-K or Kindergarten applicant form or the Grade1—Grade 5 applicant form to your child’s current teacher.

6.    Financial Assistance

○ To be considered for need-based financial assistance, a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) must be submitted online at sss.nais.org. The PFS and supporting documentation, including federal tax returns and W2s, must be submitted online by December 31, 2019. Any PFS completed after December 31, 2019 will be considered for financial assistance only as funds remain available.

Notification: Letters of notification will be posted on February 28, 2020. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 31, 2020 (please note, Lincoln will consider admission applications after February 28, 2020 as space remains available in a grade). Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process.

Middle and Upper School (Grades 6–12)

The Middle and Upper School welcome applications from girls for Grade 6—Grade 12. Below are the steps to complete Lincoln’s Middle and Upper School application process.

1.    Inquire Online!

2.    Complete the Admission Application

○ The application for admission should be completed online with a non-refundable $55 application fee. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

3.    Schedule a Student Visit and Parent Tour

○  Every applicant is required to spend a day in our Middle or UpperSchool to meet potential classmates and participate in classroom activities. Parents will be provided a tour on the day of the student visit after the child has been dropped off. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule the student visit and parent tour.

4.    Complete Short Responses Form

5.    Transcript Release Form

○ Parent/guardian must sign and submit a transcript release form to the applicant's current school.

6.    Teacher Recommendation

○ A recommendation from the candidate’s current English and Math teachers is required.

7.    Standardized Testing

○ Test scores from either the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test, www.ssat.org) or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam, www.iseetest.org) are required.

8.    Financial Assistance

○ To be considered for need-based financial assistance, a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) must be submitted online at sss.nais.org. The PFS and supporting documentation, including federal tax returns and W2s, must be submitted online by December 31, 2019. Any PFS completed after December 31, 2019 will be considered for financial assistance only as funds remain available.

Notification: Letters of notification will be posted on February 28, 2020. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 31, 2020 (please note, Lincoln will consider admission applications after February 28, 2020 as space remains available in a grade). Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process.

Applying as an International Student

Lincoln School welcomes international applications (from students requiring an I-20 to study in the United States). Applicants should provide the following information:

  • Official school transcript from current school
  • TOEFL Test Score Report
  • Teacher recommendations from current English and Mathematics teachers
  • SKYPE interview with Lincoln Admission Office (contact admission@lincolnschool.org to set up this interview)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Verification of funding to cover full annual tuition and fees
  • A non-refundable application fee of $55

International Student Application Process

Once a completed application is received, the Admission Committee will review the application for admission and a decision will be provided.

  • If the student is admitted to Lincoln School, an official acceptance letter and enrollment contract will be provided via email. Once the enrollment contract is signed and the required deposit is paid, an I-20 form will be created and mailed to the student. Proof of health insurance is required upon enrollment.

International students attending Lincoln School are offered the opportunity to either reside at RIA Global Education or secure their own local housing and transportation. Lincoln School cannot coordinate living arrangements with host families. For more information about living at RIA, please contact:

April Yue, Director of Admissions
RIA Global Education
75 East Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-519-6611 ext. 655
April@riaglobaleducation.org