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Lincoln Community School

Lincoln Community School

#126/21 Reindolf Road, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana

+233 302 21 8100



Lincoln Community School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1968
Status Private/Not for Profit
Head of School Sheena Nabholz
Date Appointed July 2016
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 550
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Luke MacBride
MYP Coordinator Amber Rhinehart
PYP Coordinator Natalie Wilhelm
Associations IB,AAIE, AISA, CIS, MSA

In 1968, six American families joined together to create Lincoln Community School, Accra. Some 52 years later, Lincoln Community School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering IB curriculum through the lens of U.S. curricular standards. LCS is recognized as a leading international school in Africa. LCS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA, and authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes (PYP, MYP, DP). LCS is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and part of the West Africa International Schools Activities League (WAISAL).

In keeping with our ethos as an American-style international school, LCS offers a rich extracurricular program that embraces appreciation for and participation in the arts, personal fitness and a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. LCS students frequently stay beyond the regular school day to enjoy our after-school activity programs, programs that not only bring us together, but make sure that we keep "community" in the middle of Lincoln School. Lincoln Community School, Accra serves students from pre-kindergarten (4 years old by September 1 for the start of that year) through grade 12.

As an international school in an increasingly cosmopolitan Accra, our students and faculty come from countries around the globe. With a student population of 660 for the 2020-2021 school year, LCS boasts some 60 different nationalities among its community. 25% of the students are U.S. citizens, constituting the largest national group of students at LCS. Our faculty is also intentionally diverse to ensure that the demographic of our teachers is a reflection of our student body.

The school has stimulating co-curricular programs that include a wide range of sports, art, and service activities. With a caring, respectful, multicultural environment, the school is committed to instilling in each student a desire to learn, to take appropriate risks, and to accept challenges. The school community is committed to developing students who are resilient and adaptable, equipped with the knowledge and skills and disposition to continue their education and become personally fulfilled, interdependent, socially responsible adults.

The school is located on a 6.5 acre site in a residential area of Accra. School facilities are air conditioned with 81 classrooms including 4 art rooms, 3 science labs, 3 music rooms, 2 visual and performing arts stages, elementary, middle school, and high school libraries, an early childhood center, counseling offices and office space for administration. A new four storey elementary school, reflects state of the art learning spaces which best represent what LCS believes about high quality teaching and learning, including 2 STEM labs. The building is aesthetically pleasing and exhibits environmentally friendly features and energy efficient technology.

Sports facilities include a multipurpose hall, playing field, a semi-Olympic swimming pool, 2 multipurpose courts, and dressing room facilities. Playground space includes grassy playing areas, sandy areas with recreational apparatus and open access to covered multipurpose spaces. Food services are provided by a local catering company.

Due to the curriculum, the faculty and the community atmosphere on campus, students attending LCS are able to transition quickly and smoothly when entering our community or leaving for their next school.