Asociación Escuelas Lincolnis a private, not-for-profit, coeducational day school serving a diverse student body with over 40 nationalities, offering an English-language, North American style educational program with an international curriculum for students from K4 (age 4) through grade 12. Established in 1936, Lincoln is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), and the Argentine Ministry of Education.
Organization: The Board of Governors is composed of 13 members who meet monthly and are involved in various board committees. The U.S. Ambassador appoints a member of the embassy staff to serve on the Lincoln Board while the rest of the board are appointed parents and alumni, some representing private companies or international non-governmental organizations. Board members are responsible for fiduciary oversight, which focuses on managerial fidelity to the mission of the school, strategic oversight, which addresses the alignment of internal capabilities with external opportunities, and generative oversight, which focuses on long-term strategy that guides the future direction of the school. Asociación Escuelas Lincoln is officially recognized by the Argentine Provincial Ministry of Education, and is income and value added tax-exempt under Argentine law.
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 2021-2022 school year, Asociación Escuelas Lincoln has 214 total staff including 105 teachers.
Enrollment: For the 2021-2022 school year, enrollment is 484.
Facilities: The elementary and middle schools are housed in two adjacent buildings that include 70 classrooms and a library, as well as a maker space, and art room for each school. The high school has 27 classrooms, an Aula Magna theater, a library, science labs, computer labs, music rooms and an art center. Additional school facilities include a wellness and health center, playgrounds, sports fields and an athletic track, a cafeteria, a theater, an auditorium, and a covered swimming pool. The gym has a professional basketball court with retractable bleachers, a fitness center, offices, changing rooms, and an underground parking lot with an 80-car capacity. In the center of campus is The Mansion, a landmark historic building that houses several administrative offices, including the Office of the Superintendent, Office of Admissions and Office of Marketing and Communications
Finances: In the 2021-2022 school year, about 90% of the school’s income derives from tuition and fees. 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 (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 2021 and provided by the school.