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As the only girls' school based on Quaker values in the United States, Lincoln honors the value of each individual while centering the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (SPICES).

PE & Health

Physical Education

Lower School
The Lower School Physical Education program is designed to develop both physical potential and positive social interaction at each grade level. Beginning in the kindergarten and continuing through the Lower School, each student is encouraged to participate fully and try new skills. The students learn to listen, follow teacher direction and cooperate with their peers as they experience the enjoyment and benefits of physical activity. The students start with the practice and refinement of locomotor skills such as skipping, galloping and running and learn movement efficiency and body control. They progress to more advanced physical movement through participation in cooperative and musical games, dance, physical fitness challenges, jump rope, tumbling, introduction to a wide variety of sports skills, and age appropriate recreational games and competitive team play. 
Middle & Upper School
All students will be required to participate in physical education class, a Lincoln sport, or an Independent Athletic Program to receive physical education credit on their transcript. Students participating on a Lincoln School after school athletic team or Upper School students participating in an approved Independent Athletic Program are exempt from physical education classes for that season. At the end of each sports season, if a student is not participating in a sport the following season, she must sign up for physical education. 
Upper School students who participate in an after school competitive or performance-based sport not offered at Lincoln School, may apply to use the Independent Athletic Program, which allows them to waive the physical education class requirement. To take part in this program, a proposal form must be filled out by both a coach/instructor and a parent/guardian and submitted to the Physical Education department head for approval. The student must be in training a minimum of 6 hours a week and be supervised by a coach who submits a written end-of-season report. Each proposal is considered on an individual basis. These students are typically dancers, equestrians, figure skaters, and organized club team participants. Students who wish to do a personal fitness workout for an Independent Athletic Program will be encouraged to participate in our after school opportunities with the Performance Physical Therapy of Rhode Island staff one day a week. 

Health & Wellness

At Lincoln, our students’ health and wellness are of utmost importance.
For our younger students, learning how to recognize and respond to emotions, how to show care for others, and how to problem solve are all integral parts of the Lower School. Every classroom uses a social-emotional curriculum that is integrated throughout the day and across classrooms. Students are given many opportunities to practice their skills, and learn about themselves and others. Social justice, social-emotional learning and Quaker principles work together in order to help our students become bold and empowered changemakers in the world.
The Middle and Upper School years are important as students learn to navigate friendships, increasing independence, and developmental changes. Through our health curriculum, all students learn and practice skills for success as a learner, building community and managing friendships and relationships, celebrating their identities and the identities of others, and how to care for themselves - body, heart, and mind. Programming and strong relationships in advisories, affinity spaces, seminars, and whole-school events supports this work.
The Health Team
Each division has a Health Team, composed of the division directors, school psychologist, learning specialist, faculty advisors, school nurse, and dean of students to promote health and wellness at Lincoln.  This team meets regularly to collaborate on support for students and families. Lincoln’s school psychologist is available to support students, families, and faculty in all divisions. The school psychologist works on health class programming in Middle School and Upper School, supports the social-emotional curriculum in Lower School, and facilitates health team meetings across the divisions.
Learning Specialists
Lincoln’s Learning Specialist in Lower (both Math and ELA), Middle, and Upper divisions are dedicated to support all students and families.  The support looks different depending on the division and grade, however their missions align to support students while challenging the students’ strengths.  Academic support at Lincoln aims to be intentional, responsive, and inclusive. The goals of academic support at Lincoln include partnering with students to create a foundation of academic skills, to use data and diagnostics with fidelity, to encourage students in building agency, self-reliance and self-awareness, and to collaborate with faculty to support the needs of all learners.

Check out the Lynx Athletic Site

For teams, coaches, rosters, schedules, and scores, visit the Lincoln Lynx site and sign up for alerts. 

lynx site