Lincoln Community School

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Lincoln Community School
Location
Accra
Ghana
Information
TypePrivate, not for profit, college preparatory, co-educational, International
Established1968
SuperintendentSheena Nabholz
PrincipalJeff Eller, Megan Maher, Marina Gijzen
GradesPre-Kindergarten – 12
Enrollment704
Colour(s)Blue and white         
Website

Lincoln Community School is a private school in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. It is a non-profit, college-preparatory, international school. There is an expatriate population associated with the various embassies, Foreign Service agencies, NGO’s, United Nations organisations, and international businesses. They also have a large number of students whose parents are Ghanaian nationals. 25% of the students are Americans, 8% are Ghanaians, and 67% are from other countries. English is the language of instruction. Classes are offered from Pre-school through to grade 12. The school year is divided into 2 semesters (August–December & January–June) and additionally into quarterly assessment periods. It was established in 1968.[1]

Accreditations[edit]

Lincoln Community School is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP).[2] It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA),[3] The Council of International Schools (CIS)[4] and is a member of The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).[5]

Facilities[edit]

The school has 78 classrooms including art rooms, science labs, technology labs, music rooms, a visual and performing arts center, junior and senior school libraries, an early childhood center, and office space for guidance and administration. Sports facilities include a multipurpose hall, playground, a multipurpose court, 2 fields and a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a stage, and dressing room facilities.[6] Playground space includes 2 playing fields with recreational apparatus and a playground with a multipurpose court. There are three libraries (HUBs), one for the Elementary School, one for Middle School and another for High School.

Enrollment[edit]

As of August 2018, the student population is 704 students from 61 countries.

Faculty[edit]

In 2011, there were 68 faculty members, including 26 U.S. citizens, 19 host-country nationals, 18 third-country nationals, and 5 U.K. citizens.[7] There were also 25 teaching assistants.

Organization[edit]

The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Members of the LCS Parent Association elect 6 directors for a two-year term and three directors are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincoln Community School". State Dept. Office of Overseas Schools. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  2. ^ "International Baccalaureate Organization: Lincoln Community School Profile". Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Middle States Association of Colleges and School: Directory of Members". Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Council of International Schools: School Information Page". Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Membership Directory". Association of International Schools in Africa. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Membership Profile". Association of International Schools in Africa. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  7. ^ "School Profile". International Schools Service. Retrieved 10 March 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 5°36′35″N 0°12′51″W / 5.609766°N 0.214223°W / 5.609766; -0.214223