LINCOLN COMMUNITY SCHOOL is a private, not-for-profit, college-preparatory, American international school. We serve an expatriate population associated with the various embassies, Foreign Service agencies, N.G.O’s, United Nations organizations, and international businesses. We also serve a large number of students whose parents are Ghanaian nationals. 20% of our students are Americans, 13% are Ghanaians, and 67% are from other countries. English is the language of instruction. Classes are offered from Preschool through to grade 12. The school year is divided into 2 semesters (Aug. -Dec. & Jan. – June) and additionally into quarter marking periods.
Curriculum: The curriculum is international and multicultural with an emphasis on inquiry and problem solving. It is designed to be appropriately challenging, and to allow a smooth transition into other international schools. The three levels of the International Baccalaureate guide the curriculum. The Primary Years Program (Preschool – Grade 5), The Middle Years Program (Grades 6 – 10) and The IB Diploma Program (Grades 11 – 12).
All levels of the IB program are committed to developing the whole child and to equip each student with the skills to be an engaged, thoughtful and productive citizen of the world. English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Learning Support Services are available, but families who may need these programs are advised to consult with the Registrar about possible limitations. LCS currently does not have the resources to serve students with moderate to severe learning needs.
Accreditations: Lincoln Community School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an I.B. World School, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of both the Council of International Schools and the Association of International Schools in Africa.
Facilities: Since its establishment in 1968, LCS has experienced continuous growth. The physical plant has grown to 55 classrooms, in addition to 3 art rooms, 3 science labs, 3 technology labs, 2 music rooms, a Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elementary and Secondary Libraries, an Early Childhood Center, a World Language Center and office space for guidance and administration. The library has 37,000 volumes plus multi-media equipment including Internet accessibility via a radio link. Sports facilities include a multi-purpose hall, 2 sports fields, playgrounds, a multipurpose court, a climbing wall and a semi-Olympic swimming pool.
Enrollment: The student population is currently 563 students from 54 countries. We strive for a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 1/20.
Faculty: There are 71 international educators from 14 countries, many with advanced degrees and all qualified to teach in their assigned subject/grade areas. 26 teaching assistants provide support to many classes.
Teaching methodology: Our teaching methodology, using current best practice from around the world, is both positive and proactive. The school is committed to the development of the whole student, therefore offers a broad and rich program. Student inquiry and problem-solving are built into all learning experiences. Teachers build on what the student already knows and asses progress using a variety of tools.
- A close student and faculty relationship that creates an environment of mutual respect and trust;
- Well qualified international teachers, who inspire student learning.
- A learning environment which enables students to take responsibility for their learning and behavior, make good decisions and grow in wisdom and maturity;
- An emphasis upon respect, reverence and celebration of our human and cultural diversity;
- An environment for independent, critical and creative thinking, which stimulates student capacity to analyze information, develop creative solutions and make complex decisions;
- A vibrant Athletics and after-school activities program.
- Personal and career counseling.
- A beautiful and safe campus.