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Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
The Lincoln School is a private, coeducational day school which offers an academic program from pre-school education (age 3) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1936. The school year comprises semesters extending from early August to late December and from mid-February to mid-June.

Organization: Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln is governed by a 14-member Board of Governors. It is officially recognized by the Argentine Provincial Ministry of Education (grades 1-10) and is tax-exempt under Argentine law.

Curriculum: The curriculum is based on U.S. accredited standards. A modified Argentine curriculum is included from grades 1-9. An optional Argentine program is available in grades 10-12. French and Spanish are taught as foreign languages in high school. Instruction is also given in art, chorus, band communication, drama, physical education, and computer applications. The School offers a moderate special education program, including remedial reading and English-as-a-Second-Language, but only a limited number of students with special needs will be accepted, depending on the school’s ability to adequately meet such special needs. Extracurricular activities include ceramics, table tennis, ballet, soccer, field hockey, film animation, swimming, arts and crafts, gymboree, mini basket, drama, yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine, excursions, and fieldtrips. Most of the graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States. The School has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States since 1939.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 90 full-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 515 (PK-grade 5: 232; grades 6-8: 109; grades 9-12: 174).

Facilities: The elementary and middle schools are housed in a large building that includes 60 classrooms, a library, and a computer lab for each school. The upper grades are housed in a newly constructed building with 27 classrooms, 4 science labs, 2 computer labs, an art center, and a large lecture hall. Additional school facilities include: an infirmary, playgrounds, an athletic field, a cafeteria, a theater, an auditorium/gymnasium, and a large covered swimming pool.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 83 percent of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK3: $3,400; Kdg.4: $4,100; Kdg5: $8,500 grades 1-5: $11,600; grades 6-8: $12,000, and grades 9-12: $13,500, payable by semester in advance, in U.S. dollars or Argentine pesos. In addition, there is a one-time capital assessment fee of $5,000. All students (excluding students in PK and Kdg.) are charged an annual matriculation fee of $1,160 for grades 1-5; $1,200 for grades 6-8 and $1,350 for grades 9-12. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. Phil Joslin, Superintendent
Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
(The American International  School of Buenos Aires)
Andres Ferreyra 4073
B1637 AOS La Lucila
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 54-11-4794-9400
Fax: 54-11-4790-2117

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