Building Beginnings

Big things are happening in Lincoln's Little and Lower Schools! 

Building Beginnings, a campus improvement campaign dedicated to both learning through discovery and connection through community, is the exciting next step in Lincoln's 10-year Facilities Master Plan. In concert with the 25th anniversary of our world-class Little School program, this project will add a new state-of-the-art Little School building to campus, and enhance the Lower School with a reimagined library and learning center, and a modern facade to match the 21st-century learning that takes place inside.

Poised to break ground in December 2019, Building Beginnings is a testament to the outstanding teaching and learning that happens on our campus every day. The 4,700-square-foot Little School building with a Reggio Emila-focused design, will be home for boys and girls from 18 months up to 3 years old. In line with Lincoln’s Quaker tenet of stewardship of the earth, the new building is planned as both LEED-certified and net-zero ready, and will produce zero carbon emissions, allowing children to honor and discover the world around them while also discovering themselves. The Lower School project will add 1,500 square feet with an emphasis on flexible, student-centered classrooms and community space, as well as enhance several STEAM learning facilities, like the Makerspace, art, science, and music classrooms. 

Working with our experienced partners—Deslandes Construction and Studio MLA Architects—we are excited to keep you posted as this project develops.

Interested in learning more, or supporting Building Beginnings? Contact Molly Garrison, Director of Advancement, at
Interested in learning more about Little School, or ready to enroll your little learner? We are now accepting applications for 2020. Fill out an inquiry form or contact our Admission team today to get started! 


Naming Opportunities

Lower School:
Name Building | $1,000,000
Library | $500,000
Makerspace | $100,000
Music Room $100,000
Classrooms (3) | $50,000

Little School:
Name Building | $1,000,000
The Studio | $500,000
Piazza | $250,00
Classrooms (2) | $50,000

Conceptual Drawings

Lincoln School Building Beginnings 1
Lincoln School Building Beginnings 3


Project Updates and Developments

Historic Gift Kicks Off Little & Lower School Campaign

One of the best investments in a child is an investment in their education. A recent anonymous donor’s generosity put that ethos into action in Little and Lower Schools, with a gift that will kickstart the next phase in Lincoln’s 10-year Facilities Master Plan, dedicated to growing and enhancing our historic Butler Avenue campus.