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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
Head of School Sheena Nabholz
Date Appointed July 2016
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 750
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Luke McBride
MYP Coordinator Lisa Thompson
PYP Coordinator Kay Anagnost
Associations IB,AAIE, AISA, CIS, MSA

Lincoln Community School is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational American international school that offers educational programs from Pre-K (age 4) through grade 12 for students of U.S. diplomatic mission families and others who desire an American international education, founded in 1968 with support from the U.S. Embassy in Accra.

It is a Department of State-supported school. The majority of its 87 teachers are American, though the faculty comprises 12 different nationalities. Enrollment is currently 750 students from 61 different countries. Approximately 24% of the students are U.S. citizens, constituting the largest national group of students at LCS.

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). The school is also a member of the Council of International Schools, the Association of International Schools in Africa and part of the West Africa International Schools Activities League. LCS starts from pre-kindergarten (4 years old) through grade 12.

The school has stimulating co-curricular programs that includes a wide range of sports, art, and service activities. Due to the curriculum, the faculty and the community atmosphere on campus, students attending LCS are able to transition quickly and smoothly when they leave for their next school. Within 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, 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, 7 science labs, 3 technology labs, 3 music rooms, a visual and performing arts center, elementary, middle and high school libraries, an early childhood center, a world language center, counseling offices and office space for administration. Sports facilities include a multipurpose hall, playground, 2 multipurpose courts, 2 fields and a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a stage, and dressing room facilities. Playground space includes 2 grassy playing fields, 2 sandy fields with recreational apparatus and a large playground with a multipurpose court.

Food services are provided by local catering companies.