Established in 1954, Lincoln School is an independent, coeducational day school, providing a North American college-preparatory curriculum for students, preschool, and pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Lincoln School has a long-established tradition of student-centered education founded in best practices and offers small class sizes, an outstanding international faculty and support staff, and a community-oriented learning environment that fosters the well-being of the whole student. The school year consists of 180 days, which are divided into two semesters. The first semester runs from August to December, and the second semester runs from January to early June.
Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member board of directors; seven of the members are elected by the Parent-Teacher Organization. The Lincoln School Director and U.S. Ambassador’s representative are Ex Officio members. Lincoln School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Curriculum: Lincoln School offers an American educational program supported by learning standards, based on a logical progression of knowledge, skills, and understanding. The school actively cultivates a progressive approach to education, constantly seeking to incorporate best practices into its curriculum and teaching methodology based on contemporary pedagogical research. Lincoln School provides a complete academic program with supportive and engaging classroom environments, for students PS-12. Subject area standards are designed to allow students to move easily between Lincoln and North American schools, as well as other American international schools. The core curriculum includes Common Core, NGSS, C3, and AERO. The school provides a comprehensive range of student services including academic and ESOL support, student advisory, and college counseling. The medium of instruction is English; the school offers French language classes beginning in grade 3, Spanish beginning in grade 6, and an integrated Nepali cultural study for students in the elementary school. The preschool and prekindergarten accommodate children 3 and 4 years of age in a program balancing creative, social, and foundational academic learning. Grades K-5 are self-contained, student-centered classrooms with a focus on whole-child development. The middle school curriculum offers a strong emphasis on inquiry and problem-solving skills and an innovative, student-centered program of exploration. The high school provides a wide range of core and elective courses. Lincoln offers Advanced Placement courses in 11 subject areas, and more than 85% of Lincoln students are currently enrolled in at least one AP course. Computer technology is integrated extensively throughout the learning program, and the school operates a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for students in grades 6 and up. Art and music are available to students at every level. The school maintains an extensive activities program, including athletics, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, and other after-school activities. The Service Nepal program provides students with meaningful opportunities to experience the environmental and cultural wealth of Nepal and includes a significant service-learning component.
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, Lincoln School has 60 total staff including 37 teachers.
Enrollment: The 2021-2022 enrollment is 213 (PS: 17; K-grade 5: 84; grades 6-8: 51; and grades 9-12: 61.)
Facilities: The school has 33 classrooms in three buildings, a theater, a gymnasium, and a library media center, all serviced by wireless Internet, plus an outdoor all-weather field, courts, and rooftop athletics and play areas. A new three-story library media center and heated 25 by 15-meter swimming pool were completed in August of 2015. Lincoln School transports students and faculty to and from school using their fleet of vans and buses which are supported by GPS tracking and radio communication.
Fees: In school year 2021-2022, annual tuition rates are: PS: $9,065; K-grade 5: $25,045; grades 6-8: $27,610; grades 9-11: $30,410; and grade 12: $30,535. Lincoln School charges a one-time application fee of $100 for PS and $450 for grades K-12, and a one-time new student capital fee of $7,500 for grades K-12. Other fees include a transportation fee of $1,100 for grades PS-12. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Nepal, Kathmandu) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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