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Currently accepting applications for November 2018!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Application fee is $125

Applications are accepted for 3 admits throughout the year:

1st trimester–August 29, 2018

2nd trimester–November 17, 2018 (ideal for strong academic students)

mid year Admit–January 2019 (for gap students interested in cultural exchange only)

We do have limited merit scholarships for international students.  For information on how to apply, please follow this link.

Admission Policy

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.

We expect international students to spend at least their first year in Lincoln Academy living in our dormitories as there are many transitional stressors and issues that we are able to support through our boarding program.

Admission Requirements

Lincoln Academy encourages applications from serious academic students who are open to new challenges and experiences. Admission to LA is based upon the following:

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS–Full or 5 day boarding available

  • 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).
  • On campus interview (Skype or WhatsApp interviews will be granted, if necessary).

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

  • Completed application form (available online).
  • $125 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.
  • One of the following: official SSAT (school code 4641), PSAT, IELTS, TOEFL iBT (school code 3634), or Duolingo (for an additional cost–proctor required to administer online test).
  • Photocopy of passport photo page.
  • Photocopy of the visa and I-20 Form, if currently studying in the U.S.
  • Proof of financial support (Bank statement of Fixed Deposit preferred)
  • Video Interview with Director if Admissions via Skype, WeChat, or WhatsApp

Academic Year 2018-2019

7-Day (Full year) Boarding Tuition: $47,000 ($25,000 for 1 semester)

5-Day (Domestic students only) Boarding Tuition: $33,500

International Student Fee: $500 (I-20 processing, visa management, TOEFL preparation, & intensive college counseling.)

Activities Fee: $150 (YMCA membership)

Health Insurance: $1,810 (Cost of required school-purchased 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.)

TOTAL (7 day boarder): $50,460

Enrollment Deposit: $5,000 (non-refundable)

The tuition fee includes housing, meals, textbooks, ESOL services, and transportation to and from the Portland, Maine airport (PWM) when dorms open and close.

The enrollment deposit ($5,000) will be credited toward tuition 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.

Q. Where 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, an iconic summer destination for tourists.  Students enjoy the benefits of being within walking distance of a safe, small town in coastal Maine but are only a one hour drive from the amenities and activities of Portland, and three hours drive from Boston.

Q. What is the closest major airport?

Portland International Jetport (PWM) is a one hour drive from campus.  The school provides complimentary transportation to and from the airport during designated travel times.

Q. Do you accept the Standard Application Online (from SSAT)?

Yes, we do.

Q. Do 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.

Q. Will Lincoln Academy help me get a visa?

We will send you a Form I-20 and a letter of introduction to facilitate your interview 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.

Q. What qualities are you looking for in an applicant?

We’re looking for applicants who are academically committed and have goals to achieve, and but who are also willing to be engaged in our 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 seeks opportunities to participate in school life outside of the classroom–be it sports, drama, music, clubs, or community activities.  We’re looking for applicants who appreciate natural beauty, pristine environments, and recognize the benefits of a safe, peaceful environment.  While academic credentials and aptitude are pre-requisites to enrollment, it is crucial for the applicant and Lincoln Academy to be a mutual fit.

Q. Should I bring my own laptop?

Students should bring a laptop (<3lbs with long battery life and SSD are ideal) 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.

Q. What 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.

Lu-Shien Tan, Director of Admissions, admissions@lincolnacademy.org

Lincoln Academy
81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME  04553
Phone: 207.563.3596, ext. 207
Fax: 207.563.1067

Lincoln Academy

81 Academy Hill
Newcastle, Maine 04553

CALL: (207) 563-3596
FAX: (207) 563-1067

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