Asociación Escuelas Lincoln (Lincoln, the American International School of Buenos Aires) is a private, coeducational day school, which offers an academic program from preschool (age four) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities (45 this year). The school was founded in 1936. The school year consists of semesters beginning in early August to late December and from early February to mid-June; within this calendar, the year is divided into three trimesters.
Organization: Asociación Escuelas Lincoln is a nonprofit organization, governed by a 12-member board of governors, is officially recognized by the Argentine Provincial Ministry of Education, and is income and value added tax-exempt under Argentine law. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC) as well as the International Baccalaureate (IBO).
Curriculum: Lincoln students learn through a lens of inquiry, bringing their curious minds to investigate the disciplines of language arts, math, science, and social studies as well as Spanish, visual art, music, drama and physical education. The requirements of the local national program are embedded within our curriculum and Spanish is taught at all grade levels. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma is also offered in the high school, providing the opportunity for students to graduate with three diplomas – a U.S. high school diploma, an International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Argentine diploma. We are building a long-term commitment to becoming an inclusive school and serving a managed number of students representing the full range of learning differences and language diversity. We offer an array of student support services to assist students needing specialized help as well as support for beginning and intermediate English language learners. We have a robust counseling program in each division, as well as a college counseling program in the high school. Attention to physical, social and emotional well-being is valued across the school with many opportunities for wellness. Our Information Literacy and Design department has a growing set of courses across the school including our product design and fabrication program, robotics, film animation, multimedia graphics and digital applications. Lincoln offers a strong arts program, with classes in general music, band, visual, and performing arts, and dedicated artists and musicians as teachers. Students discover and explore their talents and develop and hone their skills. Culminating performances and exhibitions provide a platform for students to excel.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, Asociación Escuelas Lincoln has 212 total staff including 150 teachers, 49 of whom are U.S. citizens, 40 host-country nationals, and 21 third-country nationals.
Enrollment: For the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment is 518. Of the total, 125 are U.S. citizens, 117 are host-country nationals, and 276 are third-country nationals.
Facilities: The elementary and middle schools are housed in a large building that includes 70 classrooms, a library, a computer lab and art room for each school, and a drop-in center. The middle school also has three science labs and two PC labs. The high school is housed in a purpose-built facility that has 27 classrooms, an Aula Magna theater, a library, four science labs, two computer labs, two music rooms, and an art center. Additional school facilities include a wellness center (with three registered nurses), playgrounds, three playing fields and an athletic track, a recently remodeled cafeteria, a theater, an auditorium, and a covered swimming pool, which has been refurbished last year. The gym, built in 2006, has a professional basketball court with retractable bleachers, a fitness center, offices, changing rooms, and an underground parking lot with an 80-car capacity.
Finances: Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK4: $14,990; K5: $20,460; grades 1-5: $26,780; grades 6-8: $27,960; and grades 9-12: $30,960, mostly payable by the semester in advance, in U.S. dollars or Argentine pesos. There is also a one-time capital assessment fee of $12,000. All students (excluding students in PK4 and K5) are charged an annual matriculation fee of $2,678 for grades 1-5; $2,796 for grades 6-8; and $3,096 for grades 9-12. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Argentina, Buenos Aires) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and provided by the school.