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Lincoln Academy

Private | 9-12 | 515 students

 
 

 
 

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Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $230,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $781.

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Posted June 14, 2011

We are not having the positive experience that some of the other posts indicate. At best, the school is mediocre. The headmaster is sincere, but an ineffectual leader of the academic staff, as well as an astonishingly poor public speaker. The latter being an essential skill of an administrator. The facilities are improving, but still lag behind any average high school. There is no auditorium, or even a standard length track! On family night, the teachers talk a good game of being available for extra help, but good luck finding one 10 minutes after dismissal, or before first bell. Several times, we have tried to discuss issues with specific teachers, and are ignored, or met with an unwarranted defensive attitude. This is in utter contrast to the fine K-8 school (GSB) that feeds into LA. This school will have to do for most locals, as neighboring schools are inconvenient and little or no better. But, send you kids to private school if you can afford to do so, or move to a better school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Lincoln Academy has done an outstanding job of educating my children. The school climate is supportive and caring. It has a comprehensive curriculum meaning it serves the educational needs of all the students in the community--from several challenging AP courses, college prep, technology, and special education services. The administration and faculty are passionate about teaching. There are several athletic, performing arts, and extra-curricular activities to round out the students's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

Lincoln Academy has been an excellent school and value for my three children. The teachers are caring and talented--outstanding music and theatre departments-- several AP offerings with graduates gaining entrance into the finest colleges--including Ivy Leagues. Lincoln Academy does well with addressing the educational needs of all of its students. There are also several athletic and extra-curricular offerings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I was very disappointed in their academic programs. The school touted themselves as being very academically sound...they did not live up to the billing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Lincoln Academy is the bet school in the state encompassing all aspects of sport and academic life. The students are great, the teachers, wonderful. I wouldn't want to go to any other school if I had a choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

i love this school. it is the best school in the state and by far the most superior in academics, athletics, and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

Great school with top programs in science, math, foreign languages. Excellent school climate, outstanding staff, some with college teaching experience
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 74% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Maine
University of Southern Maine
Husson University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Russian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jay Pinkerton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (207) 563-1067

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Culinary
  • Drafting

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Amnesty international
  • Art club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Outing Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Maine
University of Southern Maine
Husson University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 74%
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81 Academy Hl
Newcastle, ME 04553
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Phone: (207) 563-3596

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