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Lincoln Academy

Lincoln Academy


Address: 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553, USA

Website: www.lincolnacademy.org

School Details

Key Facts

  • LA was founded in 1801 and is the fourth oldest secondary school in Maine.
  • LA is located in a safe, coastal town but is only one hour from Portland, Maine and three hours from Boston.
  • LA has 520 students from 18 towns as well as China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Spain, and Rwanda.
  • LA’s student to teacher ratio is 17 to 1, and the average class size is 18.
  • LA has 45 faculty; 58% with graduate degrees.
  • LA offers sixteen AP classes as well as pre-AP and honors courses.
  • LA’s graduation rates in 2012 were: 88.33% for four-year and 92% for five-year.
  • LA has over 40 clubs, activities, and sports.
  • LA has new science laboratories and updated classroom facilities.  There is also a beautiful new dining commons as well as a black box theater.  A new residence hall opened in the fall of 2013.

Rankings & Accreditation

  • LA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Maine Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, the College Board, the Secondary School Admission Test Board, and the Maine Principals’ Association.

Student Population

  • Total: 62

Entry Repuirement

Lincoln Academy encourages applications from serious academic students who are open to new challenges and experiences.   Admission to LA is based upon the following:

  • A completed application form with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Recommendation forms from your English teacher; math teacher; and your principal, head of school, or counselor.
  • A small photo album (at least five photos) or art portfolio showing your activities, family, or other things of importance to you.
  • Copies of your school transcripts from the past three years.
  • One of the following: SSAT (School Code: 4641), ISEE, IELTS, iTEP SLATE, or TOEFL (School Code: 3634) scores from your current school.
  • A copy of the front inside page of your passport.
  • A copy of your visa or I-20 Form, if you are currently studying in the U.S.
  • A certificate of deposit from your family’s bank.
  • A Skype interview.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees: $38,500
  • Living Expenses: NA
  • Total Cost (on I-20): $38,500

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Yes


One of the oldest private schools in the United States, Lincoln Academy has been educating students for over 200 years. LA is a private, co-educational high school of 540 students from 18 local towns and as well as from fourteen countries.


  • Over 145 courses, including 16 AP courses
  • Over 30 visual arts, drama, & music courses
  • Independent study opportunities
  • Real Work-based Experience Program
  • Three levels of ESL
  • SAT & TOEFL prep
  • Marine Studies & Exploration Program
  • Economics & Entrepreneurship Program
  • Global Climate Issues
  • Personalized college counseling
  • French, Spanish, beginning Japanese & Chinese
  • Digital Studies
  • Samsung Chromebook for every student

Advanced Placement

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC (online with teacher support at LA), AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP English Literature, AP English Language & Composition, AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish Language, and AP French Language.

In 2013, 25 Lincoln Academy students were named AP Scholars.

LA offers students over 145 courses; 16 Advanced Placement options; more than 30 visual and performing arts courses; over 40 clubs, activities, and sports; Independent Study; English as a Second Language classes; TOEFL and SAT prep courses; and personalized college counseling.

With new science laboratories, updated classrooms, a modern dining commons, a theater, new residence halls, and extensive athletic fields, LA provides the ideal living and learning environment.

In 2014-2015, Lincoln Academy will be offering a Marine Studies and Exploration Program as well as opening a new Applied Technology and Engineering Center with courses in Robotics, Boatbuilding, Architectural Drafting, Aquaculture, and Computer-aided Design.

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