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Lincoln Park High School

Lincoln Park High School

2001 North Orchard Street, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

+1 773 534 8149



Lincoln Park High School
School type Co-educational Day Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1899
Status State
Principal Dr. Eric Steinmiller
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 13-19 years
Number of pupils 2,055
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator James Conzen
Diploma Coordinator Mary Enda Tookey
MYP Coordinator Theresa McCormick
Associations IB, NCA

Lincoln Park High School, founded in 1899, is a Chicago public high school that offers very successful IB Diploma, MYP & CP Programmes within the context of a college preparatory school for students of all ability levels. Students living in our attendance area or anywhere within the Chicago city limits can make application to Lincoln Park's Magnet Programs, which include the IB Diploma Programme, the IBCP (Performance Music, ROTC, Sports & Health, Theatre, Computer Science, and Visual & Digital Arts), an Advanced College Prep (Honors/Double Honors/AP) Program, and a Performing/Fine Arts Program with concentrations available in drama, band, strings or visual arts. After admission, any student may elect music or visual arts. Special consideration for admission is extended to students from other IB schools and to international students from the business and diplomatic communities.

Fluent/bilingual French students can participate in a special program (EFAC) that can include preparation for DELF or the French Baccalaureate in addition to college prep, AP, and/or IB classes. All students with special needs are supported in their IB and college preparatory classes by a full special services program.

Newsweek magazine has ranked Lincoln Park as one of the top 100 high schools in the US and, for the last fourteen years, US News & World Report awarded the school gold and silver medal rankings.

Its staff places high value on rigor, mutual respect and creativity, while encouraging students in both their academic and extracurricular activities to develop their talents and interests to the full. Personal excellence, a willingness to challenge oneself, inventiveness, and a can-do spirit are at the core of Lincoln Park's culture.

Students come from over 80 countries and speak more than 60 different languages at home. A significant number of students in the IB Diploma Programme were born in other countries, are first-generation in this country, or the children of internationals. Within this diverse urban context students acquire insight into others and the leadership skills needed in a global society.

A wide variety of extracurricular activities (62) and interscholastic sports opportunities (currently 31) are available for all students. IB students are active in sports, drama, music, art, school clubs, and local organizations. Many do community service beyond the CAS requirement and are active in their individual churches, synagogues, and mosques. In addition to their work in their classes, all Lincoln Park students participate in a number of academic competitions in writing, history, experimental science, literature, social issues, world languages, and the fine and performing arts; many have gone on to the national and international levels of these competitions. Every year, the boys' and girls' athletic teams win division and sectional championships. The music program regularly earns superior ratings in competitions and is currently ranked among the top music programs in the state of Illinois.

Since 1984 approximately 80% of the IB students have gained the IB diploma on completion of the IB Diploma Programme. Lincoln Park enjoys an outstanding record of university acceptances both in the US and internationally.