Argentina, Buenos Aires: Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln

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 Date: 12/03/2008 Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Description: Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln Students State Dept Photo  Date: 12/29/2009 Location: Buenos Aires Argentina Description: Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln School Building © State Dept Image



Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln (Lincoln, the American International School of Buenos Aires) is a private, coeducational day school which offers an academic program from preschool education (age 4) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities (39 this year). The School was founded in 1936. The school year comprises semesters extending from early August to late December and from early February to mid-June.

Organization: Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a 14-member Board of Governors. It is officially recognized by the Argentine Provincial Ministry of Education and is income and value added tax-exempt under Argentine law.

Curriculum: The curriculum is based on U.S. accredited standards. French and Spanish are taught as foreign languages in high school. Spanish is also taught in all grades. Instruction is also given in art, chorus, band communication, drama, physical education, and computer applications. The School offers a moderate special education program, including remedial reading and English-for-language-learners, but only a limited number of students with special needs will be accepted, depending on the School’s ability to adequately meet such special needs. Extracurricular activities include ceramics, table tennis, ballet, soccer, field hockey, film animation, swimming, chess, taekwondo arts and crafts, gymboree, basket, drama, yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine, excursions, and curricular fieldtrips. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States. During May 2008, the School received the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accrediting team, who awarded another 7 year certificate. Our national program is accredited by the Argentine system through grade 9 for all students and in grades 10-12 for those students who enroll in the optional “Polimodal”.

Faculty: In the school year 2011-2012, there are 115 full-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment is 835 (PK-grade 5: 400; grades 6-8: 189; grades 9-12: 246).

Facilities: The elementary and middle schools are housed in a large building that includes 70 classrooms and a library, as well as a computer lab and art room for each school, and a drop-in center. The middle school has 3 science labs and 2 PC labs and was enlarged with a construction of 5 new ample and luminous classrooms. The high school is housed in a purpose built facility that has 27 classrooms, a library, 4 science labs, 2 computer labs, 2 music rooms and an art center. Additional school facilities include: an infirmary, playgrounds, an athletic field, a cafeteria, a theater, an auditorium and a covered swimming pool. The gym is a purpose built facility that has a professional basketball court with retractable bleachers, a fitness center, offices, changing rooms and an underground parking lot for 80 cars.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 90% of the School's income derives from tuition and fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg. 4: $6,470; pre-school: $12,720; grades 1-5: $16,970; grades 6-8: $17,980, and grades 9-12: $19,890, mostly payable by semester in advance, in U.S. dollars or Argentine pesos. There is also a one-time capital assessment fee of $6,400. All students (excluding students in Kdg. 4 and pre-school) are charged an annual matriculation fee of $1,697 for grades 1-5; $1,798 for grades 6-8; and $1,989 for grades 9-12. (All fees are quoted and billed in U.S. dollars.)

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