School Spirit Abounds- a busy and joyful weekend!

The Lincoln Academy campus was a joyful and busy place this weekend!  Starting on Friday afternoon, the students, alumni, and greater community came together to celebrate Homecoming with a fantastic parade.  Students, athletes, and the band participated in walking down Main Street, throwing candy, and reveling in school spirit.  Face painting, school colors, and lively chanting contributed to a spirited parade. The evening concluded with the Homecoming Dance, which took place in the school gym. Students enjoyed dressing up and dancing with friends. 

Saturday afternoon and evening found the sports turf surrounded by friends and families, cheering on their favorite field hockey and soccer players.  Students were in attendance, leading the crowd in cheering, accompanied by the school mascot, Eddy the Eagle.  

As we move into the fall season, we have had several instances of illness in the dorm, which is typical for communal living and this time of year.  On Sunday, we had one positive COVID case in the residential community. The case was caught quickly with a minimum of symptoms showing. Our policy is to have the impacted student isolate in a private dorm room for the recommended five days.  Anytime that student is out of their room for restroom use and showers, they will be wearing a protective mask.  

We have informed students of this and encouraged them to practice good hygiene and not share food and drink.  If they are interested in wearing a mask, they are certainly welcome to do so.   We will continue to manage the situation and inform you of updates as necessary.

On a lighter note, our forested surroundings often attract wildlife.  This weekend, the LA baseball field was visited by a Maine black bear.  While the bear posed no threat to our residents, the news sent a thrill through the dorm.  Perhaps we’ll mount a motion-sensor wildlife camera to grab some footage of our nosy neighbor! 

In that spirit, we wish you good health and be well!

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 1: Whitewater rafting trip with the Outing Club. 

Monday, October 2: AP Exam fees due to the business office. More info below.

Thursday, October 5: Junior deadline to sign up for the PSAT. 

Friday, October 6: No School. Professional Development Day

Saturday, October 7: SAT at LA

Monday, October 9: No School. Indigenous People’s Day

Tuesday, October 10: PSAT at LA

Monday, October 16: District III auditions for band and choir.

Saturday, October 21: TOEFL testing

Wednesday, October 25: 8-noon in the conference room. Picture retake day.

Thursday, October 26-Saturday, November 4: The Crucible performances in Poe Theater. Info about tickets coming soon

In Service to Others

Wood Stacking

Dean of Students Jake Abbott and a team of 4 students (Tokyo (Thailand), Vitor (Brasil), Alison, and Trey (local students) stacked about 4 cords of wood.  The volunteer work took place at the CHiP wood processing lot at NC Hunt in Jefferson.  The group worked for two and a half hours and this wood will be donated to local families to assist in heating costs.  To complete the project, another afternoon will be planned to stack the rest of the wood, about 5 cords.  This event will happen on Saturday, September 30 at 8:00am.  The more volunteers we have, the faster it will go!  This is a great opportunity to serve the community, enrich relationships and get a bit of exercise!

Mr. Abbott is coordinating community service opportunities for LA students. He will be putting together a monthly update of these opportunities for students to take advantage of. Want to get involved, or have a service opportunity for students? Contact him at

The first edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

Whitewater Rafting

Lincoln Academy is planning a white water rafting on the Kennebec River on Sunday, Oct 1st with North Country River Outfitters . We will leave LA at 6am and will return around 6pm. The cost of the trip is $100 per person which includes the trip, a wetsuit & boots, helmet, life jacket, lunch and tip for the raft guides. Students must be able to swim to go on this trip.

Attendance at two organizational meetings is mandatory in order to be able to go on the trip. See Mr. Manahan, Ms. Welch, or Mr. Abbott for more details.

AP Exams and SAT Testing Schedule

SAT: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 7:45 am, Lincoln Academy

Registration deadline for International Students: September 22, 203

Optional PSAT for Juniors: October 10,  7:00 am, Lincoln Academy

The PSAT Is Now Digital!

Juniors have the option of taking the digital PSAT on Tuesday, October 10th in the Lincoln Academy Gym. Juniors should sign up through their advisor. The fee is $10 and should be paid by October 5th. Cash or a check made out to Lincoln Academy can be brought to the CAC Office. Lincoln Academy will be supplying computers for this test, but students are welcome to bring a pencil for scrap paper, their own calculator, a snack & drink. Students should arrive by 7:30am and go through the outside doors of the Gym to check in. The test is expected to end around noon, then students will have lunch and attend their 4th period class.

AP exam fee collection has begun!

  • The $98 fee per exam is due Oct 2nd, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about payment please see Mr. Cordero. $35/exam fee reductions are also available – please contact Mr. Cordero for more information.
  • Payment options: Cash, Credit Card ($3 fee), or a Check made out to Lincoln Academy.
  • Please submit payment to:
    • Lori Wright, Lincoln Academy Business Office
    • Kiah Bayley Hall, 89 Academy Hill
    • Newcastle Maine 04553
    • 207.563.3596 ext. 2105

Approved Resident Student Travel Dates

air travel

All air travel must be via Portland International Jetport — Airport code:  PWM

All arriving students MUST e-mail a flight itinerary to Ms. Monica Tan, Director of Residential Life

November Vacation:  Dorms are OPEN and students may stay on campus. 

                                              Last Day of Class: Friday, November 17th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Saturday, November 18th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for RETURNING: Sunday, November 26th, 2023

                                              Classes resume on Monday, November 27th, 2023


December Vacation:   Dorms are CLOSED and students MAY NOT stay on campus. 

                                               Last Day of Class: Friday, December 15th, 2023

                                               Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Friday December 15, 2023 (after school)

                                                                                                                 OR Saturday, December 16, 2023 

                                               Approved  Date for RETURNING: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

                                               Classes resume on Tuesday,  January 2nd, 2024

If a student wishes to stay with a family during the December vacation, Lincoln Academy Residential Life will make every effort to find a host family but it is NOT Lincoln Academy’s responsibility to find host families for students wishing to stay in the area when the dorms are closed.  

If a student wishes to stay with a host family during vacation, the student’s family will be charged a daily fee of $65 per day per student by Lincoln Academy. A vacation homestay stipend will be paid to the vacation host family to defray the cost of food, transportation, and entertainment expenses. 

Connect with Other LA Parents

Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:

Class of 2024:

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Class of 2026:

Class of 2027:

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

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