Lincoln Academy

81 Academy Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553-0455
     Tel: (207)563-3596
Grades: 9 - 12 | 523 students
Originally established as a feeder school for Bowdoin College, Lincoln Academy has been educating students for over 200 years.  Lincoln is a private, co-educational high school that serves as the comprehensive high school for 18 towns in a residential area along the Damariscotta Lake and Pemaquid Peninsula.
 It is located on the coast of Maine, 50 miles northeast of Portland and three hours from Boston.
 Lincoln is dedicated to creating lifelong learners who understand their complex relationship to the broader world.
 The school makes every effort to recognize and to meet the needs of students as individiuals, while affirming that education is a collaboration of community, family, and student. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1801

Student Body

Total Students 523 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 6%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Lincoln Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 58%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Music Theory, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,000
Tuition Notes Tuition & fees for residential students, which includes room, board, tuition, ESL, netbook use, textbooks, & airport pick-up.
Admissions Director Sheryl Stearns


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alternative Education, Art Club, Band/Jazz Groups, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Book & Pen Group, Chorus, Civil Rights Team, Climate Action Group, Debate Team, Dramatics, Equine Club, Gaming Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, International Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Media Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Peer Tutors & Senior Mentors, Philosophy Club, Science Club, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Chorus, Debate Team, Dramatics, Equine Club, Gaming Club, Math Team, Media Club, Outing Club, Science Club, Yearbook, Alternative Education,
Band/Jazz Groups,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters,
Book & Pen Group,
Civil Rights Team,
Climate Action Group,
Gay/Straight Alliance,
International Club,
Literary Magazine,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Peer Tutors & Senior Mentors,
Philosophy Club,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Why choose LA?

ACADEMICS: Students, who study hard at LA, are well prepared for America’s most respected colleges and universities.  With twelve outstanding AP courses and dynamic teachers who are experts in their fields, LA offers students a world-class education.  

CAMPUS: Students at LA enjoy the benefits of a safe, small town in coastal Maine but are only an hour away from the amenities and activities in Portland. The school has new science laboratories and updated classroom facilities. There is also a beautiful, modern dining commons and black box theater. A new residence hall is opening in February 2015, as is a state-of-the-art Applied Technology and Engineering Center. 

OPPORTUNITIES: With over 40 clubs, activities, and sports, students have the chance to try new things and are encouraged to follow their passions.  This is a school where exciting things happen!

PEOPLE:  LA’s teachers are passionate about their subjects and value each individual student. Students excel in this positive environment.  The LA family is inviting, caring, friendly,and diverse.

Profile last updated: 01/13/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wiscasset Christian Academy (8.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Damariscotta Montessori School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Damariscotta Montessori School (4.7 miles away)
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