Lincoln Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 2075633596
81 Academy Hill
Newcastle, ME 04553
  • 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 585 students from 18 local towns and as well as from nineteen countries.
  • It is located in a safe, beautiful town on the coast of Maine, 50 miles northeast of Portland and three hours from Boston.
  • LA offers students over 160 courses; 19 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 state-of-the-art science laboratories, a new Applied Technology and Engineering Center, updated classrooms, a modern dining commons, a theater, new residence halls, and an artificial turf soccer field, LA provides the ideal living and learning environment.
  • Unique programs include Marine Studies and Exploration, Robotics, Pre-Engineering, Digital Fabrication, and Leadership in the 21st Century.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/28/2016
    Fordham University
    It is located in midcoast Maine, in a very small town. What makes Lincoln stand out against other boarding schools is the fact that it also caters as a local school to teenagers from surrounding. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Lincoln AcademyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18011910
Campus Size100 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment585 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size18 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1917
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$7 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(includes tuition, board, ESL)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$20,000
(Fin. aid numbers only for boarding population.)
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsSheryl Stearns
Associate Director of AdmissionsJoshua Pelkey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1917
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus , AP Chemistry, AP Economics, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2923
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Alpha Sigma Gamma, Animation Club, Big/Little Siblings, Civil Rights, Climate Action Group, Debate Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Interact Club, International Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Peer Tutoring, Philosophy Club, Prize Speaking, Science Club/Science Olympiad, Sigma Sigma Chi, Student Council, Tech Team, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Concert Club, Drama Club, Jazz Club, LA Players, Wind Ensemble

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Beautiful, safe campus on the coast of Maine.
  • Modern, new residence halls.
  • Marine Studies & Exploration Certificate.
  • Robotics, Pre-Engineering, and Digital Fabrication.
  • Award-winning theater program.
  • Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Over 160 courses including 18 Advanced Placement courses.
  • Over 30 Visual and Performing Arts Courses.
  • A new artificial turf soccer field.
  • Hands-on, experiential learning.
  • School accreditations: NEAS&C, NAIS, TABS
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