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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).

Independent Study

Offered to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

The Independent Study Program (ISP) at Lincoln School is offered to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Designed for motivated learners who are interested in immersing themselves in a self-designed curriculum that reaches beyond our core academic program, ISP students develop a year-long or semester course that delves deeply into a subject in which they have a proven track record of success.

With guidance from a project advisor, ISP students invest themselves in rigorous academic discourse that involves research, reading, experimentation, investigation, reflection, critical dialogue, and the production of a final capstone project as the culmination of the course. Taken for full or half academic credit, on a Pass/Fail basis, the Independent Study Program is a unique and challenging opportunity for learners who are interested in an in-depth exploration of a subject matter that sparks passion and curiosity.

Follow Your Passion

When students find a particular discipline or topic especially interesting, Lincoln School provides rising 10th-12th grade students the opportunity to submit a proposal for designing their own course to include objectives for learning, what sparked their interest and how they see it fitting with their overall academic career.

Lincoln School is proud to offer multiple ways for our students to experience and explore diverse and individualized offerings throughout their Upper School career, many that can be highlighted to college transcripts.

- Emma Stenberg, English Department Head