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Lincoln Community School of Accra
The Lincoln Community School is a private, non-for-profit, college preparatory, American International School that offers educational programs from pre-school (age 3) through grade 12. The School, established in 1968, is located in a residential area of Accra. The school year comprises 4 quarters extending from August 16 to October 8, October 11 to December 17, January 10 to March 18, and March 29 to June 9.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Members of the Lincoln Community School’s Parent Association elect 6 directors for a two-year term and three directors are appointed by the U.S. Ambassador and ratified by the Parent Association.

Curriculum: The School is international and multicultural with an emphasis on inquiry and problem solving. It is designed to be appropriately challenging, and to allow a smooth transition into other international schools. The three levels of the International Baccalaureate Programs guide the curriculum: the Primary Years Program (Preschool – grade 5), the Middle Years Program (grade 6-10) and the IB Diploma Program (grades 11-12). Special classes in art, music, physical education, theater, technology and French are offered. English for Speakers of Other Languages and Learning Support Services are available, but families who may need these programs are advised to consult with the Registrar about possible limitations. Lincoln Community School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of both the Council of International Schools and the Association of International Schools in Africa.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 66 international educators from 12 countries; many with advanced degrees and all qualified to teach in their assigned subject areas. Classes are normally limited to 20 students. There are also teaching assistants in all junior school grade levels and in several senior school subject areas.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 512 students from 43 different countries.

Facilities: The School is located in the cosmopolitan West African city of Accra with a population of approximately 3.5 million. Ghana has a democratically elected government, a growing economy, and enjoys relative safety and stability. There are many recreational and travel opportunities as well as a rich culture to explore. Ghanaian people are renowned for being open, friendly and hospitable. School facilities are air conditioned with 51 classrooms including 3 art rooms, 2 science labs, 3 technology labs, 2 music rooms, a visual and performing arts center, junior and senior school libraries, an early childhood center, a world language center and office space for guidance and administration. Sports facilities include a multi-purpose hall, playground, a multi-purpose court, a climbing wall, 2 fields and a semi-Olympic swimming pool, a large gymnasium, a stage, and dressing room facilities. Playground space includes 2 grassy playing fields with recreational apparatus and a large playground with a multi-purpose court.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, the annual tuition rates are: Pre-School: $2,500; PK: $5,500; Kdg.-grade 8: $9,000; grades 9-10: $10,150; and grade 11-12: $10,250. There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $5,000 for pre-school through grade 12. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. John Roberts, Director
Lincoln Community School of Accra
DOS/Management Officer
2020 Accra Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-2020
Tel.: 233-21-774-018
Fax: 233-21-780-985

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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