Lincoln School

Lincoln School is an independent college preparatory school founded on Quaker principles in 1884.
As the only all-girls Quaker school in the nation, Lincoln empowers its students to become bold leaders and to strive for greatness.
At the same time, Lincoln`s educational philosophy and practices incorporate the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, service, and stewardship of the earth into the lives of its students and faculty on a daily basis.
This unique intersection allows our students to excel not only academically and extracurricularly, but also fosters confident, resilient, and globally-minded leaders in relevant issues affecting the world at large.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1884
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students386 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Lincoln School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $20,500 to $38,700, depending on the grade.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorSue Farnum
Admissions AssociateMelanie Neves


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, TennisBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Over 25 different clubs, with more added all the time

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Music and Instrumental Music

School Notes

  • As a leader in all-girls education since 1884, Lincoln School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, with a co-ed early childhood program for infancy through pre-kindergarten.
  • Lincoln's rigorous curriculum educates and prepares students to be leaders and ready to face the challenges and opportunities in an ever-changing world. Passionate, dedicated faculty both challenge and support every student. 
  • As an all-girls school, Lincoln has the luxury of focusing solely on the needs of girls, both academic and social-emotional well being.
  • Our alumnae often say "Lincoln is where I found my voice and learned how to use it."

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