Lincoln School, founded in 1884, was named to honor John Larkin Lincoln, a history professor at Brown University and early advocate for equality in the education of girls and young women.
Love, Loyalty, and Lowliness–the love of individuals, humanity, learning; loyalty to others, family, school, and country; lowliness, in the ancient sense of the word, a quality of self-confidence which allows one to encourage and to respect the strengths of others.
In 1986, the students selected our mascot, the Lynx. The mascot represents the linking of school to individual and the agility and strength displayed by Lincoln’s athletic teams.
Green and white. Lincoln School is also recognizable by our beloved plaid kilt.
Lincoln Traditions and Events
Daisy Sing and Share
One morning a week, students and faculty from K–Grade 5 convene in the Lower School Library for Daisy Sing & Share. Each week, one grade has a turn leading their friends in song, announcements, and a presentation on a recent classroom topic or event. Parents are always welcome to join.
Lumina (and Little Lumina for Early Childhood)
Lumina is a beloved Lincoln tradition and community event prior to the December winter break, which includes a silent meeting focusing on peace, humanity, and stewardship of the Earth with references to Lincoln’s Quaker values. Students in Kindergarten–Grade 12 attend this event, which includes a candlelight procession of Grade 12, handbells, and lots of music. On the morning of Lumina, the Early Childhood students attend Little Lumina, held in the Lower School Library.
Quaker Terms at Lincoln
Each week, students in all divisions of Lincoln–from early childhood through Upper School–attend a silent meeting, where they reflect and build community together in silence. The structure of these meetings varies by age group to ensure that students can experience and understand the practice in age-appropriate ways. For students and faculty alike, silent meeting is a priceless opportunity to slow down, unplug, and be present in the midst of their fast-paced days.
Lincoln’s educational philosophy and practices incorporate the Quaker tenets of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Service, and Stewardship of the Earth into daily life in our community.
Campus and Facilities
The Providence campus is at 301 Butler Avenue on the East Side of Providence, and is made up of Faxon Hall, the Francis Wheeler Gymnasium, the Ebner, Elson, Hart Music Center, the STEAMx Hub, Art Gallery, Murray Middle School, the Lower School, the new LEED Gold–certified Little School building, the Carriage House, the Boss-McLoughlin Gymnasium, and Dwight House.
Lincoln’s 36-acre satellite campus, located at historic Faxon Farm (160 Danforth Street in Rehoboth), is home to the Murray Family Athletic Complex, which features a state-of-the-art artificial turf field, two natural turf fields, and six tennis courts. The site is also home to the historic farmhouse, barn, and more. Faxon Farm has hosted dances, closings, Commencement, family fun nights, and even the occasional wedding.
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