The Final Newsletter of the Year!

What a week it’s been!  First of all, it was wonderful to see and meet so many families during the graduation celebrations.  Thank you for making the long journey to Newcastle to celebrate the achievements of your children. We were overwhelmed with pride and gratitude for your presence and steadfast support.   Please find incredible pictures of all the events on the Lincoln Academy Flickr page, where so many special moments have been captured. 

Fall 2024 Travel Plans

If you have not already done so, please submit your August travel arrangements in Orah.  We need this information as soon as possible to coordinate transportation to Lincoln Academy from Boston or Portland.  

Summer Communication

Ms. Tan will be checking email once a week between June 17 and August 5. If you have a more urgent question, please send them to the family WhatsApp chat. 

Preparing for Departure

Shipping & Storage:  Closing the dorm and moving students out is a complex process.  Students are expected to be out of the dorm by 3pm on Friday, June 14.  Dorm staff will supervise the packing and cleaning of rooms, sorting items no longer wanted, supporting shipping of items that won’t fit in suitcases, and ensuring that records, medications, and other belongings are returned.  Please work with your students to ensure that they understand the need to be organized and efficient as we work to complete these important tasks.

Any returning student may leave items in the dorm storage area.  All items must be boxed and well-labeled.  For anyone not returning, all personal belongings must be packed, donated, or shipped prior to leaving campus.  

Please continue to be in touch with any changing travel plans.  Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to welcoming many of you back in August! 

Be well and take care,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 13. Last day of classes for grades 9-11.

Friday, June 14. Faculty and staff Professional Development Day

June 14-16: Lincoln Academy Alumni Weekend. Register for the 2024 Alumni Banquet.

Fall 2024 Back to School Dates

Monday, August 19: Preseason sports begin. 

Wednesday, August 28: 9th grade and transfer student orientation (8 am-2:35 pm)

Thursday, August 29: First day of school for all students  (8 am-2:35 pm)

Monday, September 2: Labor Day, No school.

Tuesday, September 3: Vocational classes begin at BRCTC

September 26-29: 2024 Homecoming Weekend

Approved 2024/ 2025 Resident Student Travel Dates

air travel

All air travel must be via Portland International Jetport — Airport code:  PWM

All arriving students MUST e-mail a flight itinerary to Ms. Monica Tan, Director of Residential Life, no later than July 15.

Suppose a student wishes to stay with a family during a vacation. In that case, Lincoln Academy Residential Life will make every effort to find a host family. Still, it is NOT Lincoln Academy’s responsibility to find host families for students wishing to stay in the area when the dorms are closed. If a student wishes to stay with a host family during vacation, the student’s family will be charged a daily fee of $75 per day per student by Lincoln Academy. A vacation homestay stipend will be paid to the host family to defray the cost of food, transportation, and entertainment expenses. 


Vacation camps and other trips will be offered during the February and April vacations.  Host family opportunities will not be offered during these vacations.  Boarding students wishing to participate will be charged additional fees for these trips. It is important to sign up early for these opportunities.

Connect with Other LA Parents

Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:

Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Class of 2027: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1241214307279176/

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the 2024/2025 school year.

2024/2025 Travel Dates for the school year: