One of the oldest independent high schools in the United States, Lincoln Academy (LA) has been educating students for over 200 years. LA is an independent, co-educational high school of 525 students from 20 local towns and twelve countries. Located in a safe, beautiful town on the coast of Maine, one hour northeast of Portland and three hours from Boston, LA offers students over 135 courses, 18 Advanced Placement options, over 40 clubs, activities, and sports. Lincoln Academy offers three levels of English as a Second Language, and independent study is available to upperclassmen who demonstrate interest and ability. Personalized college counseling, TOEFL and SAT testing are available. Read more about Lincoln Academy on our fast facts page.
Why choose Lincoln Academy?
ACADEMICS: Students who study diligently at Lincoln Academy are well prepared for America’s most respected colleges and universities. With eighteen outstanding AP courses and dynamic teachers who are experts in their fields, LA offers students a world-class education. LA has especially strong programs in Marine Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and STEM.
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 the bustling city of 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 dormitory with room for 50 students and 5 dorm families provides a safe and comfortable home for students, with separate boys’ and girls’ wings. An Applied Technology and Engineering Center houses a wide range of STEM classes such as engineering, robotics, jewelry making, computer science, and graphic design. Students have a wide variety of weekend activities to choose from and are a short walk from the quaint twin villages of Newcastle and Damariscotta.
OPPORTUNITIES: With over 40 clubs, activities, and sports, students have the chance to try new things and are encouraged to follow their passions. Students have matriculated at the best colleges and universities in the US. This is a school where exciting things happen!
PEOPLE: LA’s teachers are passionate about their subjects and value each individual student. Dorm parents and their families live and interact daily with students in a close, fun, family environment. Beyond the campus, the surrounding community is walkable, welcoming and safe. Dorm students visit local students and their families and can take a short walk to town to hang out with friends. Students excel in this positive environment. The LA family is inviting, caring, friendly, and diverse.