edLab – Alternative Education

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edLab – Alternative Education

The edLab is a small community of learners and teachers dedicated to rigorous academic and personal development through project-based, experiential and individualized education. Students of all aspirations are welcome as creative thinkers and change-makers, finding success in an environment different from the traditional classroom.

The edLab Program:

Started in 1991, the edLab stands as one of the longest successfully operational alternative education programs in the state of Maine. The program provides a challenging, supportive learning environment for students for whom the traditional high school classroom is not a good fit. The edLab primarily serves 11th and 12th graders.

Hours and Location:

The edLab is a part of Lincoln Academy and therefore is open every school day.  Our hours of operation are from 7:45 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm.  You can find us hard at work in Lincoln Academy’s Hall House building.


Email Program Director Anna Myers at myers@lincolnacademy.org

LA Alternative Education students in the Senate Chamber of the Maine State House.

edLab Team:

Anna Myers : edLab Director, Math and Science Teacher
Anna Myers

Ms. Myers became interested in science while exploring the rocky coast of Maine as a child. In graduate school, she studied lobsters, and can talk about them all day. As a teacher, she has worked with first-graders in Boston, fifth-graders at an outdoor school in northern California, and college students on a schooner traveling from Gloucester, Massachusetts to the Caribbean. Both sides of her family have deep roots in the Newcastle/Damariscotta area. Her mother graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1962! She loves teaching in the edLab program, where students can ask their own questions and find answers in creative ways.

Academic Affiliations:

A.B. Bowdoin College
M.S. Northeastern University
Ed.M. Harvard University

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