Established in 1954, Lincoln School is an independent, coeducational day school, providing a North American college-preparatory curriculum for students in preschool and prekindergarten 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 Lincoln School Parent & Faculty Association (LSPFA). The Lincoln School Director and US 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 progression of knowledge, skills, and understanding. Lincoln School provides a complete academic program with supportive and engaging classroom environments, for students PS-12. The school provides a comprehensive range of student services including a whole-school counselor, Director of Student Life and Wellness, academic support and ESOL teachers, two school nurses, a college counselor, as well as a student advisory program. The medium of instruction is English; the elementary program offers Nepali Language and Culture specialist classes, and the school offers French and Spanish language classes beginning in grade 6. The preschool accommodates 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 13 subject areas. Computer technology is integrated extensively throughout the learning program with lower elementary students using classroom iPads and upper elementary students using classroom laptops, and the school operates a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 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 with offerings in athletics, fine arts, performing arts, swimming, leadership, technology, 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 2022-2023 school year, Lincoln School has 38 total staff including 38 teachers, 29 of whom are U.S. citizens, 1 host-country nationals, and 8 third-country nationals representing Denmark, Australia, Canada, Britain, Madagascar, and Mexico. Lincoln School faculty are certified educators in their area of teaching holding varying post-secondary education degrees ranging from bachelor’s to master’s degrees.
Enrollment: The 2022-2023 enrollment is 258 (PS: 7; K-grade 5: 133; grades 6-8: 52; and grades 9-12: 66). Of the total, 79 are U.S. citizens, 81 are host-country nationals, and 98 are third-country nationals.
Facilities: The school has 33 classrooms in three buildings, a theater, a gymnasium, and a library media center, all equipped with BlueAir filtration units and serviced by wireless Internet. Other facilities include an outdoor all-weather field, court, 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 fitted with BlueAir filtration units and are supported by GPS tracking and radio communication.
Fees: In school year 2022-2023, annual tuition rates are: PS: $9,655; K-grade 5: $26,675; grades 6-8: $29,405; grades 9-11: $32,390; and grade 12: $32,515. 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 $1,300 for grades PS-12.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- Nepal, Kathmandu) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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