Thank you for considering Lincoln Academy!

We appreciate that many local students have school choice, and we are happy you are here. Below you will find links to the forms and other information you need to register as a Lincoln Academy day student.

We serve students from local school choice towns, but also accept students from all over the state of Maine, and from around the world.

Timeline for new day student registration:

  • Accepting new students through summer 2024
  • Friday, May 24, 5-6 pm 2024: Ice Cream Social for the Class of 2028
  • Thursday, June 6 (3:30-4:30) & Saturday, June 8 (10:00-11:10): Math Placement Exam for students who are interested in Honors or grade level acceleration
  • Monday, August 19: Preseason Sports begin. Contact fall coaches for more info. Coaches’ contact info is on the LA Athletics page.
  • Wednesday, August 28: Orientation day for first year students.
  • Thursday, August 29: First day of school for all students

Enrollment Process for Day Students

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Admissions Office

Katy Nicketakis : Director of Admissions
Katy Nicketakis
nicketakis@lincolnacademy.org

Katy Nicketakis has worked in education for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Thornton Academy where she helped to bring in both international and day students. She also directed the Summer at Thornton Academy program, a 4-week summer program for boarding students. Prior to this, she worked in Marketing & Communications and also as a classroom teacher (French, Spanish, and Geometry) for twelve years.

Ms. Nicketakis lives with her husband, Clint, their two cats and five chickens, and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, and exploring the gorgeous coast of Maine!

Academic Affiliations:

Knox College, BA - mathematics, UMaine, MAT - secondary education


Hilary Petersen : Associate Director of Admissions
Hilary Petersen (207) 563-3596 ext. 1107
petersen@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Petersen has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2015 and sincerely enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with students from all over the world. Before LA, she taught high school boys at The Deck House School in Edgecomb, Maine.  Mrs. Petersen is active in the local community and volunteers with the AOS93 Adult Education Board and the  North Nobleboro Community Association. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time, but most of all, spending time with her husband and two children in midcoast Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology, Providence College
B.A. Chemistry, Providence College


Career & Academic Counseling Office

Annie Edwards : Director of Career and Academic Counseling
Annie Edwards 207-563-3596 ext 2127
edwards@lincolnacademy.org

Annie Edwards, a longtime educator, has served as a teacher, administrator, and mentor in an independent school setting. She holds a BA from St. Lawrence University, a MA from Middlebury College, a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, a MA from The College of New Jersey, and is a certified school counselor. Annie spent many years as a member of the Northwood School faculty where she served as language department chair, Academic Director, Associate Director of College Guidance, and Advisor to the Community Service program. Annie also taught French, English and psychology. Next, Annie served as the Director of University Guidance at Beijing City International School in Beijing, China. Annie introduced and developed a comprehensive, four-year college counseling program, entitled University Prep (UP), to guide students, parents, and advisors through the college admissions process. She then made the transition back to living full time in Lake Placid, New York and served as part of the academic team at New York Ski Education Foundation for the Winter Term program, designed for student-athletes training in the Olympic region in the disciplines of alpine, freestyle, and Nordic skiing for the winter months, while earning her second master’s degree in international school counseling. Annie grew up in Maine and is thrilled to be returning to the region to join the Lincoln Academy community. Annie’s husband, Jeff, is the Managing Director of Ironman Asia where he produces sports events. They have a Golden Retriever puppy, Houlton, named after the town, where she was born. Annie and Jeff have three adult children who have successfully navigated the college and career process.

Annie is passionate about education and student advising. Annie encourages strong study habits, which include being comfortable enough as a learner that making a mistake is no big deal. Annie spends all her free time exploring the surrounding wilderness. She trail runs, mountain bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, skis, and practices yoga. Annie is an Adirondack 46er and has spent countless hours sharing the beautiful mountains with local school children. She loves to cook and make simple, delicious meals using locally grown produce. Annie can be found knitting constantly and she is willing to try just about any craft or project.

Academic Affiliations:
BA St. Lawrence University
MA Middlebury College
Certificate in College Counseling University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MA The College of New Jersey
Certified School Counselor


Alicia Lemar : School Counselor
Alicia Lemar (207) 563-3596 ext. 2126
lemar@lincolnacademy.org

Ms. Lemar is joining the Lincoln Academy Guidance Department with both the passion and experience to help students with their academic, career, and life goals. A 2015 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelors degree in both history and psychology, she then completed her graduate program in 2018 from the University of New England with a MA in Social Work. Ms. Lemar has served as a Guidance Counselor at both Vinalhaven School and Spruce Mountain High School. At Lincoln, she serves as an advisor, mentor, and career and academic counselor.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dogs, Willow and Grayson, and can often be found on adventures doing her favorite thing, being a "dog mom." Ms. Lemar also loves living in this beautiful state and exploring outside in the changing seasons as well as traveling abroad, and running.

Academic Affiliations

The University of Maine- BA in Psychology and BA in History.

University of New England- Masters in Social Work


Alexa Abbott : Registrar
Alexa Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2128
abbotta@lincolnacademy.org

Alexa (Colby Dodge) Abbott was born in Damariscotta and grew up in Edgecomb. Alexa lives on Westport Island with her husband Jason and daughter, Mara. While at Lincoln Academy Alexa has worked as an Educational Technician, a Jobs For Maine Graduates Job Specialist and most recently as an Administrative Assistant in the Guidance Office.  Both sides of Alexa's family have deep roots in the Damariscotta area.  Her mother and father graduated from Lincoln Academy in the 1960's.  Alexa enjoys her home on an island where she feels fortunate to be able to see a deer, osprey and harbor seal all in the same day!


Students are assigned by last name:
Lemar (A-F)
Sonderman (G-M)
Edwards (N-Z)

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9th Grade Enrollment Forms (Class of 2028)

You can submit scanned forms by email or mail original copies to
Lincoln Academy Registrar
81 Academy Hill
Newcastle, ME 04553

I live locally. How does the enrollment process work?

If you are an incoming Freshman from GSB, South Bristol, Bristol, Nobleboro, Jefferson, St George School, Whitefield School, Center for Teaching and Learning, The Riley School, or Damariscotta Montessori School, we will connect with you by mail in October to begin the enrollment process through your middle school. Students will have an opportunity to tour campus during our fall Open House, and when they visit with their classrooms in December.

I live outside the local school district? What do I do?

If you are a student from a town outside of the AOS93 school district, a private middle school, or a prospective transfer student from 9th-12th grade, please fill out an inquiry form or give us a call at 207-563-3596 and ask for Admissions or the Registrar. You can also book a tour if you have not yet been to campus.

Lincoln Academy Campus Tour

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