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Lincoln Academy encourages applications from community minded students who aspire to achieve their goals.

Day Students

live locally and attend school during the day

and travel home each night after their extracurriculars

5 Day Boarders

are from Maine and live in the dorm during the week

and may go home during the weekend

Domestic Boarders

are from the United States

and live in the dorms throughout the school year

International Boarders

live outside the United States

and live in the dorms throughout the school year

Each year, Maine students from over 20 different towns choose to attend Lincoln Academy. Each students’ circumstances are different, so please reach out by phone, email or inquire at this link. We will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision and walk you through the enrollment process.

Please contact Hilary Petersen, Associate Director of Admissions, for information on scheduling a visit and enrollment: or 207-563-3596, ext. 295.

Please contact Sarah Wills-Viega, Director of Counseling and Studies, for information on academics and credit transfer: or 207-563-3596, ext. 126.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS–Full or 5 day boarding available

We offer rolling admissions for domestic students, but the transition to our school and community is easiest at the start of each trimester (Late August, late November and mid March).


Enrollments continue throughout the year, but for international students, the transition to our school and community is easiest in August and November.

  • Online application form
  • $125 non-refundable application fee
  • English teacher recommendation form (available online)
  • Math teacher recommendation form (available online)
  • School transcripts from the past three years
  • One of the following: Duolingo, IELTS, TOEFL iBT (school code 3634)
  • 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
Applicants from China
International students from China should contact USAEDU International Consulting Group LLC. when applying to Lincoln Academy. USAEDU is our exclusive partner to help Chinese students through the admission, transition and arrival process. To submit an application to Lincoln Academy, please email Ms Maggie Wu at who is our representative from USAEDU International Consulting Group LLC.
Residential and Day Students at Pemaquid Point

Tuition and fees listed are for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students from towns WITHOUT high school choice: The 2019-2020 tuition for students from towns without school choice is $11,759.

Students from towns WITH high school choice: With proof of residency, sending towns pay student’s tuition at the maximum allowable tuition rate set by the state of Maine each year. Please check with your town office to determine whether you live in a town with choice.



  • $24,200.00 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit)
  • $115 – Student Activity Fee
  • ($11,759.00) – Sending town tuition contribution (Set by the State of Maine each year)
  • $12,556.00 – Total Tuition and Fees 


  • $8,320 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $2,000 deposit)
  • ($3,920.00) – Sending town tuition contribution
  • $4,400.00 – Total Tuition and Fees 

Financial Assistance is available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information.



  • $48,400.00 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit)
  • $115 – Student Activity Fee
  • $48,515.00 – Total Tuition and Fees 


  • $8,320.00 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $2,000 deposit)
  • $8,320.00 – Total Tuition and Fees 

Financial Assistance is available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information.


  • $48,400.00 – Tuition, Room, Board, ESOL  (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit)
  • $3,425 – Additional for Health Insurance, Activities, I-20 and Student Emergency Fund
  • $51,825.00 – Total Tuition and Fees 


  • Tuition fee: Includes housing, meals, textbooks, ESOL services, and transportation to and from the Portland, Maine airport (PWM).
  • International Student Fee: $500 (I-20 processing, visa management, TOEFL preparation, & intensive college counseling.)
  • Activities Fee: $150 (YMCA membership)
  • Health Insurance: $1,880 (Cost of required school-purchased insurance–no alternative insurance policies will be accepted)
  • Student Emergency Fund: $1,000 (The student emergency fund is used for emergencies, 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.)
  • Enrollment Deposit: $5,000 (Will be credited toward tuition and is non-refundable unless the student is unable to obtain a visa).

Financial Assistance is available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information.

Applying for financial aid:

American Students: Please fill out and return the Domestic Student Financial Aid Profile form and return to, along with last year’s tax return, employer verification of salary or last 3 pay stubs for both parents.

International Students: Please fill out and return the International Student Financial Aid Profile form and return to, along with official bank statements from the last three 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 dates.

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 and return your enrollment contract. 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 have goals to achieve, and 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 for international students, 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 when they come to Lincoln Academy. If you do not have a laptop, we do have a limited number of refurbished Chromebooks available for purchase.

Q. What is the dress code?

No uniform is required, and students may dress casually.  The official dress code policy is:

Lincoln Academy is a diverse community of learners who are engaged in a variety of activities during the day, after school, and on weekends. For this reason we do not attempt a strict “dress code.” Rather, we expect our students, like the adults who work with them, to wear clothing that is neat and appropriate to the mission of our school and to the activities in which they are engaged. As a guide, clothing that would be appropriate to wear for a retail job in town would be considered appropriate during the academic day. It is important to note that clothing with slogans that promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence, or are overtly sexual or discriminatory, is considered inappropriate at any time. Lincoln Academy trusts that individual students and parents/guardians will take responsibility for using sound judgment and will reflect respect for themselves and others in dress and grooming. The Associate Head, Dean of Students, Director of Special Education or administrators designated by the Head of School reserve the right to require a student to change to more appropriate clothing.

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,

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

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.