Currently accepting applications for January 2018 and September 2018!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and summer as long as there is available space. The priority deadline for financial aid applications is February 15th.
We do have limited financial aid for international students. For information on how to apply, please follow this link.
Lincoln Academy admits students of any race, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation in the rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. LA does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, or any other programs administered by the school.
Lincoln Academy encourages applications from serious academic students who are open to new challenges and experiences. Admission to LA is based upon the following:
- Completed application form (available online).
- $50 non-refundable application fee.
- English teacher recommendation form (available online).
- Math teacher recommendation form (available online).
- A small photo album or art portfolio showing activities, family, or other things important to the student.
- School transcripts from the past three years.
- Official SSAT (school code 4641), PSAT, IELTS, TOEFL (school code 3634), or TOEFL Junior score report.
- Photocopy of passport photo page.
- Photocopy of the visa and I-20 Form, if currently studying in the U.S.
- Recent bank statement and proof of financial support.
- Skype Interview.
APPLICANTS FROM CHINA: In order for the Lincoln Academy admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review.
The Vericant interview will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and skills to our admissions team and is a required component of the completed application for all Chinese applicants unable to visit campus. The interview deadline is February 28, 2018.
To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant’s website.
Boarding Deposit: $500 (The boarding deposit is used for emergency funds, medical expenses, school required activities, and room damage. A portion may be refundable if funds remain at the end of the school year, or upon graduation.)
Health Insurance: $800 (Cost of school-purchased insurance. Students have the option of buying their own health insurance.)
Academic Year 2018-2019
7-Day Boarding Tuition: $47,000
Health Insurance: $1,575 (Cost of school-purchased insurance. Students have the option of buying their own health insurance.)
Boarding Deposit: $1,000 (The boarding deposit is used for emergency funds, medical expenses, school required activities, and room damage. A portion may be refundable if funds remain at the end of the school year, or upon graduation.)
International Student Fee: $500 (I-20 processing, visa management, TOEFL preparation, & intensive college counseling.)
Enrollment Deposit: $5,000 (applied to comprehensive fee)
The tuition fee includes housing, meals, textbooks, ESOL services, and transportation to and from the airport.
The enrollment deposit will be credited toward the comprehensive fee and is non-refundable unless the student is unable to obtain a visa.
Applying for financial aid:
American Students: Please follow the instructions on the SSS by NAIS website.
International Students: Please complete this form: International Student Financial Aid Form. We will also need official bank statements from the last six months and certified letters from each parent’s employer confirming salary.
QWhere is Lincoln Academy located?
Lincoln Academy overlooks the “twin villages” of Damariscotta and Newcastle, Maine. These towns are on the beautiful Mid-Coast of Maine, a summer destination for tourists. Students enjoy the benefits of a safe, small town in coastal Maine but are only an hour away from the amenities and activities of Portland and three hours from Boston.
QWhat is the closest major airport?
Portland International Jetport (PWM) is one hour from campus. The school provides transportation to and from the airport during designated travel times.
QDo you accept the Boarding Schools Common Application?
Yes, we do.
QDo you offer financial aid to international students?
We do have limited financial aid for international students. To apply for financial aid, please complete this form: International Student Financial Aid Form. We will also need official bank statements from the last six months and certified letters from each parent’s employer confirming salary.
QWill Lincoln Academy help me get a visa?
We will send you a Form I-20 after you pay your deposit. Once you have your Form I-20, you must pay your I-901 SEVIS fee and make an interview appointment at the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. For more detailed information on obtaining a visa, please follow this link.
QWhat qualities are you looking for in an applicant?
There is no typical Lincoln Academy student. However, we’re looking for applicants who are academically motivated and want to do well but who are also interested in being part of a community. Lincoln Academy is a warm, friendly place and offers students many opportunities to develop existing talents and explore new ones. The ideal applicant will be someone who wants to participate in school life outside of the classroom — to be involved in sports, drama, music, clubs, or community activities. We’re looking for applicants who appreciate natural beauty and recognize the benefits of a safe, peaceful environment. While academic ability is very important, it is necessary for the applicant and Lincoln Academy to be a good fit for one another.
QShould I bring my own laptop?
Students should bring a laptop when they come to Lincoln Academy. If you do not have a laptop, we do have a limited number of Chromebooks available for purchase at $150 each.
QWhat is the dress code?
No uniform is required, and students may dress casually. The official dress code policy is:
Students are expected to wear clothing that is in good repair and fits properly. Clothing should not be revealing or indecent. Pants should not be rolled down at the waist or falling down, and underwear should not be visible. Clothing should cover the chest, midriff, back, and mid-thigh appropriately. Revealing apparel (including but not limited to tube tops, and very short skirts and shorts) is not allowed. Baggy clothing that could present a safety risk to the student or could be used to conceal weapons or other contraband will also be considered questionable. In addition, any clothing that, by word, illustration, or innuendo, promotes illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violent acts, or has sexual implications, ethnic, racial or religious prejudice, will not be allowed. Footwear must be worn in the school buildings and on school grounds. Sunglasses must be removed upon entering the buildings. Hats, bandanas, visors, and other head coverings are not allowed to be worn in any classroom. This includes the gymnasium and the fitness center. This policy is in effect any time students are on campus.
Thank you for your interest in Lincoln Academy and for your time and effort in completing our application process. We look forward to receiving your application materials and learning more about you.
Joshua Pelkey, Associate Director of Admission, firstname.lastname@example.org
81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553
Phone: 207.563.3596, ext. 108