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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1801

Student Body

Total Students564 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Lincoln Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French Language, Music Theory, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$47,000
Tuition NotesTuition & fees for residential students, which includes room, board, tuition, ESL, textbooks, & airport pick-up.
Admissions DirectorSheryl Stearns

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

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

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.
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The average private school tuition in Maine is $8,137 for elementary schools and $31,397 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).