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Lincoln Academy

Private Boarding School – Newcastle , Maine

Lincoln Academy is a comprehensive independent high school located in beautiful midcoast Maine. For over 200 years Lincoln Academy has served as the local high school for 11 small towns nestled in the area surrounding the Pemaquid Peninsula, Great Salt Bay, Damariscotta River, and Damariscotta Lake. Lincoln Academy has long been known for its strong faculty, dedication to the arts, competitive athletic teams, and commitment to educating engaged citizens and life-long learners.

In the last decade Lincoln Academy has added state-of-the-art science facilities, and been recognized throughout New England for its excellent performing arts program, which include theater, wind ensemble, choir, and film studies. In 2015, the school opened two new buildings: the Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC), where engineering, robotics, marine science, and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) classes are taught alongside traditional vocational classes like woodworking, boatbuilding, and auto mechanics, and a new residence hall. The residence hall serves Lincoln Academy’s boarding program, started in 2011, which serves 80 residential students from 16 countries and the US.

Dormitories and Student Residences
In the fall of 2013, Lincoln Academy opened a newly renovated residence hall which houses 24 students. Boarding students will enjoy a homelike atmosphere with live-in dorm parents; spacious, comfortable rooms; delicious meals; and a variety of evening and weekend activities. The girls dormitory was finished and opened in 2014.

Enrollment Restrictions
Students must have transcripts demonstrating that they have completed study up to the year that they are seeking admission. 12th grade: Only as a transfer from a school in the US, Canada, UK, NZ, or Australia. Must have a TOEFL score of 70 to be considered.

Newcastle is located one hour from Portland, Maine and three hours from Boston, Massachusetts.

Area population: 6,000
Regional website: Damariscotta Region

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Mid-June (earlier for graduates)

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students




Teacher/Student Ratio


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

100 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Band
  • Big Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Chorus
  • Drawing
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Theatre

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art 2D
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Team
  • Alpha Sigma Gamma
  • Art Society
  • Book Club
  • Chess
  • Chorus
  • Civic Right
  • Climate
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Game
  • Hand in Hand
  • Honor Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • International
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math
  • Media Center
  • Model United Nations
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Philosophy
  • Ski
  • Social
  • Student Council
  • Tech Crew
  • Yearbook

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Bates College, New York University, Boston College, Pace University, Boston University, Penn State University, Bowdoin College, Providence College, Brandeis University, Purdue University, Brown University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Colby College, Smith College, Connecticut College, Springfield College, Dalhousie University, University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, University of Maine, Earlham College, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Hamilton College, University of Missouri, Hampshire College, University of New Hampshire, Harvard University, University of Southern Maine, Haverford College, University of Vermont, Ithaca College, Wheaton College, Michigan State University, Williams College, Middlebury College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mount Holyoke College, Yale University

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Closest International and Local Airports: Portland International Jetport (PWM) 
For Details Visit Website: Lincoln Academy

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