Welcome to the New School Year!

Lincoln Academy’s Residential Life Program is starting the new school year with 34 students from all over the world.  The dorm has been buzzing with the sounds of happy reunions, competitive games of Ping Pong, and lots of unpacking.  Of our dorm residents, 22 are new to Lincoln Academy. This allows our returning students the opportunity to give tours and orient new students to the campus and our systems. Returning students have embraced this leadership opportunity, and we look forward to expanding those opportunities in the coming months.  One of those opportunities will be a service project in collaboration with CHiP (Community Housing Improvement Project).  Students will be constructing window inserts, which help local families insulate their homes this winter. That service project will take place on September 9, and is mandatory for all resident students. 

Our first students began arriving during the week of August 13 for pre-season athletics.  Those students have kept busy organizing their rooms, organizing schedules and getting to know each other.  Day trips into town, for example, help familiarize students with Newcastle, Damariscotta and the great Midcoast Maine area.  Students enjoyed a trip to Round Pond, where they explored the LaVerna Preserve hiking trails and beautiful ocean views.  Last weekend, a group traveled to Portland to cheer on Maine’s AA baseball team, the Portland Sea Dogs.  Evening activities have included karaoke and movie nights, as well as trips to get ice cream and swimming!

This week marks the start of school with freshmen beginning on Wednesday the 30th and all students beginning on Thursday, August 31.  This coming weekend is the 3-day holiday weekend and we will be celebrating Labor Day with a traditional lobster bake at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (a special historic site featured on the Maine State Quarter!).

We are celebrating Monica Tan’s second year in her position as Director of Residential Life, where she will continue to provide families and students excellent communication and support during the academic year.  Monica will continue in her role as dorm parent.  Jake Abbott will continue in his role as Dean of Students and dorm parent and is looking forward to working closely with Monica and the rest of our Residential Life Team this year. 

Please be on the lookout for the weekly newsletter for important updates, events, and photos of our first few days on campus.


Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 6: First day of classes at BRCTC. See this link for more details about the opening days of school for Bath Tech students.
Monday, September 11: 6 pm in Mr. O’Mahoney’s classroom. LA Boosters Meeting–all welcome.
Thursday, September 14: Academic Open House. Schedule:
  • 5:30 pm in the Dining Commons: Lincoln Academy Parent Association Meet & Greet
  • 6 pm beginning in students’ advisor classrooms: Parent Open House. Parents follow a mini-version of a school day and have the chance to meet their students’ teachers. 
  • 8 pm in the gym: Community Town Hall to discuss LA’s 10-year accreditation process

Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24: Lincoln Academy Homecoming. Watch for more details!
Friday, September 22: 5 pm at Shuck Station (downtown Newcastle) Parent and Alumni Gathering to watch the Homecoming Parade. All welcome!
Wednesday, September 27: 7:30-8:15 am in KB Hall Lounge. 12th Grade parents Coffee with the Head of School
Wednesday, October 4: 7:30-8:15 am in KB Hall Lounge. 11th Grade parents Coffee with the Head of School
Thursday, October 5: 7:30-8:15 am in KB Hall Lounge. 10th Grade parents Coffee with the Head of School
Friday, October 6: No School. Professional Development Day
Monday, October 9: No School. Indigenous People’s Day
Thursday, October 12: 7:30-8:15 am in KB Hall Lounge. 9th Grade parents Coffee with the Head of School

Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day: School is dismissed at 2 pm and buses depart at 2:10.

Calendar Links:

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 2023: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405116788368222

Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year:


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