Admissions Overview

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Admissions Overview2018-10-05T04:39:09+00:00

Welcome to our school on the hill!

Lu-Shien Tan and Tom Masters

Director of Admissions Lu-Shien Tan (L) and Admissions Associate Tom Masters (R)

Lincoln Academy has been educating students since 1801. During our long history, we have been counted among the top high schools in Maine.  During your visit on this website, you will soon discover the wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities on offer, the lovely campus set in stunningly gorgeous midcoast Maine, the diverse population of students from around the world, and the list of prestigious universities our graduates attend. Approximately 12% of our student population of 550 are made up of international students from 17 countries.

However, what really sets us apart is the synergistic effect of combining nurturing student-centric adults, our safe, embracing community, and the plethora of options to explore and engage. The outcomes are evident–your child becomes grounded on a holistic perspective of the world and exhibits confidence and courage such that they continually challenge themselves with audacious goals to solve complex problems. Think of us as a private school with public school diversity and full boarding set in a postcard perfect coastal town.

I invite you to continue your exploration by requesting a conversation with me using this inquiry form or via email at  I’ll be delighted to share what I love about Lincoln Academy–our community, our school, our home.

Warmest regards,
Mr Lu-Shien Tan
Director of Admissions
Admissions Travel–Fall 2018
reach out to me at if you would like to meet me in:
Frankfurt, Germany  Oct 5-7
Gothenburg, Sweden  Oct 9-11
Stockholm, Sweden  Oct 13-14
Prague, Czech Republic  Oct 20-21
Bratislava, Slovakia  Oct 22-23
Budapest, Hungary  Oct 24-25
Warsaw, Poland  Oct 27-28
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Oct 29-31
Bangkok, Thailand  Nov 1-3
Hanoi, Vietnam  Nov 7-8
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Nov 11-12
More destinations in Spring including London and Hong Kong!

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Lu-Shien Tan : Director of Admissions
Lu-Shien Tan

Lu-Shien is a self-professed foodie and adores exploring cultures by sampling street food, and engaging local traditions.

He grew up in Singapore where he had an education combining rote memory learning from Singapore schools and 3 years of self-directed study at Hong Kong International School. This unique educational experience likely enabled him to enroll at Baylor University when he was 16 years old and graduate 4 years later with a Statistics and Marketing degree. 

Shortly after graduation, Lu-Shien returned to Singapore to complete national service duties then began working at his father's management consulting company as a corporate trainer and business development manager.  

A few years later, Lu-Shien fired himself from that job to find his own way as a yacht delivery and charter captain, fishing guide and sailing/powerboat instructor. 

In 2000, Lu-Shien married Monica and moved to live in Central Texas, working various roles with CompUSA, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and was even a realtor and boutique caterer for a while.

This broad spectrum of cross cultural and customer service experience came together when he moved his family to Penang, Malaysia to serve an American International School as their Admissions Counselor, departing 4 years later as a Director of Admissions. 

In the Summer of 2018, he moved his family from San Francisco to Newcastle to serve Lincoln Academy. His wife Monica is a dorm mother at Hall House. Ian is a senior at Lincoln Academy and an accomplished bassoonist. Aria is a junior at Lincoln Academy and passionate thespian. Lu-Shien hopes that his passion to share authentic stories about our school will soon draw a wide breadth of future Lincoln Academy students to our community.

(207) 563-3596 ext. 217
Tom Masters : Admissions and Advancement Associate
Tom Masters

Tom Masters is an outgoing, sports lover, who loves traveling and meeting new people.

He grew up in local village of Round Pond and his family has deep roots to Lincoln Academy. He is son to Steve ‘79 and Lisa ‘83 Masters. He has two younger brothers Nate ‘18 and Jacob ‘23. A graduate of LA Class of 2013, Tom went on to play two years of collegiate soccer for Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Business.

Tom started as an intern in Admissions & Development Office in the 2017-18 school year. During his internship, his admissions work included travel to Dubai, UAE and Kingston, Jamaica. He has also worked on the development database various outreach projects. Tom signed on as Admissions & Advancement Associate in August, and is looking forward to spreading a positive and upbeat attitude around the campus and to all of the alumni and friends of LA in the local community and beyond.


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