Lincoln Academy has proudly served our community for more than 200 years, providing a comprehensive education to a diverse population of students. LA is located in the picturesque coastal town of Newcastle Maine, in a community made up of artists, fishermen, farmers, carpenters, laborers, professionals and retirees. A non-sectarian town academy with a residential program, LA serves 585 students from 20 towns in Maine and 35 boarding students from around the world. LA has served Maine’s midcoast region as the school of choice for many generations of local families.

Perched on a hill overlooking the Damariscotta River and the twin villages towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle, Lincoln Academy is an hour drive northeast of the Portland International Jetport (PWM), and 2.5 hours northeast of Boston Logan Airport. Students can walk into town and shop, eat dinner, and visit the local library and movie theater. Fresh water and ocean swimming and sailing are only a short drive from campus, and students can ski on many Maine slopes throughout the winter.

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Membership: Association of Independent Schools in New England, National Association of Independent Schools, College Board, Maine Principals’ Association.


Academic Classes


AP Classes


STEM Classes


Arts Classes


Student Teacher Ratio


Countries Represented


Sports Teams in 3 Seasons


Clubs & Extracurriculars


Day & Boarding Students



Design, Engineering & Technology, English, ESOL, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Wellness, World Languages, Vocational

Advanced Placement Courses

Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Statistics, Calculus AB & BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C, Environmental Science, European History, US History, Macroeconomics, Psychology, Music Theory, Studio Art, Drawing


Lincoln Academy Clubs meet three times per week during a Focused Learning Block during the school day. All students are encouraged to follow their passions and join any activity that interests them. Offerings change every trimester, and there is truly something for everyone.

Clubs are abundant and diverse, ranging from kickball to juggling to fly tying. Examples include Alpha Sigma Gamma, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Civil Rights Team,Chess Club, Climate Action Club, Coding Club, Debate Team, Gay/Straight/Trans Alliance, Interact Club, International Club, Knitting Club, LA Ambassadors, Library Team, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Robotics Club, Sailing Club, Sigma Sigma Chi, Student Council



Soccer, Cross Country*, Field Hockey, Golf*


Basketball, Wrestling, Cheer, Swim*, Indoor Track*


Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Track*

*No Try Outs for at least one sport per season, so all students can join a team


Visual Arts

2 Dimensional Art, 3 Dimensional Art, Ceramics, Graphic Design

Performing Arts

Choral Performance; beginner and advanced “Lincolnaires” Chorus

Concert Band, String & Wind Ensemble, Beginner and Advanced Jazz Bands

Award Winning Musical Theater productions

Regional and All-State Competitions


Modern Facilities

STEM Center with 3D Printers, Digital Photography, CNC Machine, Wood Shop, & Metalworking Facilities

Five Academic Buildings with State of the Art Science Facilities

Turf Field, Tennis Courts, New Baseball and Softball Fields

Modern Dormitory with Five Resident Families

Professional Chef in a Full Service Dining Commons


Grounded in community, global in vision, and rich in opportunity, Lincoln Academy challenges all students to grow in skills and scholarship, serve others, and lead fulfilling lives.

Tuition 2023-2024

Local day student tuition is $14,900. Maine boarding student tuition is $29,900. International boarding student tuition is $49,900. There is no admissions deadline; applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Financial assistance is need based, and available on a first come, first served basis.

Colleges Attended by LA Graduates

American University · Bates College · Boston University · Bowdoin College · Brandeis University · Brown University · Bryn Mawr College · Colby College · Columbia University · Cornell University · Dartmouth College · Davidson College · Drexel University · Emerson College · Fordham University · Franklin & Marshall College · Georgetown University · Georgia Institute of Technology · Michigan State University · New York University · Oberlin College · Ohio State University · Pennsylvania State University · Purdue University · Reed College · Rice University · Rutgers University · Saint Lawrence University · Savannah College of Art & Design · Skidmore College · Swarthmore College · Temple University · Boston Conservatory · Trinity College · Tufts University · Union College · University of California (various campuses) · University of Arizona · University of Connecticut · University of Hong Kong · University of Maine · University of Massachusetts · University of Michigan · University of Pennsylvania · University of Rochester · University of Toronto · University of Vermont · Vassar College · Washington University · Wentworth Institute of Technology · Williams College · Worcester Polytechnic Institute · Yale-NUS Singapore

Lincoln Academy Video Playlists

The following videos show life for our high school students on the beautiful coast of Maine. From academics to sports to student life, these videos have been selected to show visitors what they might expect if they attend.

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An introduction to Lincoln Academy.

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Students from all over the world attend Lincoln Academy. This playlist has at least a dozen translations and counting.

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See students in their natural habitats, enjoying their home and work lives, at school, and on weekend outings.

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Lincoln Academy has 30 sports teams and three sports seasons. All students are encouraged to play a sports, and there is at least one team per season that welcomes any level of player.

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See what life is like as a serious student on the coast of Maine. (It’s really fun!)

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