Tuition and Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Day student tuition is $14,500. Students who live in towns with high school choice should file a Proof of Residency Form with their town office.

Financial Assistance may be available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information.

MAINE BOARDING STUDENTS – Any student from Maine who chooses to board at Lincoln Academy.

$29,900.00 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit) 

$9,900.00 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $2,000 deposit)

Financial Assistance may be available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information. A $125 student activity fee will be assessed for full year boarders ($45 for trimester boarders).

DOMESTIC STUDENTS – Boarding Students from any state in the United States outside of Maine.

$49,900 – Tuition, Room, Board (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit)

Financial Assistance may be available for qualified applicants. Please contact for more information. An additional fee of $1,125 will be charged for student activity fees and emergency expense account. Students must present proof of valid health insurance policy.


$49,900.00 – Tuition, Room, Board, ESOL (Including non-refundable $5,000 deposit)

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


Tuition fee:  Includes housing, meals, textbooks, ESOL services, and transportation to and from the Portland, Maine airport (PWM).

Additional Fees for Health Insurance, Activities, I-20 and Student Emergency Fund ($3,505.00)

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

$125 Activities Fee:   YMCA gym membership

$1,880 Health Insurance:   Cost of required school-purchased insurance

$1,000 Student Emergency Fund:  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.

$5,000 Enrollment Deposit:  Will be credited toward tuition and is refundable only in the event that a student is unable to obtain a visa or travel restrictions prevent his/her arrival.

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Financial Aid Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

The financial aid application process allows those families who qualify to access an affordable educational experience. Please follow the instructions below to apply for financial aid.

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. 2217
Fax: 207.563.1067