Lincoln Academy

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lincoln Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
564 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Lincoln Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition & fees for residential students, which includes room, board, tuition, ESL, textbooks, & airport pick-up.
Admissions Director
Sheryl Stearns



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
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

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lincoln Academy cost?
Lincoln Academy's tuition is approximately $47,000 for private students.
What sports does Lincoln Academy offer?
Lincoln Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling.
What is Lincoln Academy's ranking?
Lincoln Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Lincoln Academy?
The application deadline for Lincoln Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,573 for elementary schools and $29,502 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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