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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 386 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Lincoln School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
386 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Lincoln School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $20,500 to $38,700, depending on the grade.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Sue Farnum
Admissions Associate
Melanie Neves


Total Sports Offered
9 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
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."
Profile last updated: 02/11/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 386 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $13,324 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence, RI is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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