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Lincoln School
The Lincoln School is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from ELC through grade 12. The School, located in Moravia, a suburb northeast of San José, was founded in 1945 as a non-sectarian and non-profit institution. The school year comprises 2 semesters. The 2004-2005 school year began August 8, 2005, and ends June 23, 2006. Lincoln accommodates student enrollment throughout the year.

Organization: Lincoln School is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors, elected for 2-year overlapping terms by the parent community, the Institucion de Cooperacion Educacional. Membership in the association requires the payment of an association fee of $1,000.00 per student, which permits enrollment of children and one vote in the association meeting. Lincoln School is incorporated and tax-exempt in Costa Rica.

Curriculum: Lincoln School offers three diploma options and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica. The high school curriculum is college preparatory and designed to fulfill the requirements of any combination of the following diplomas: U.S.A. High School Diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and the Costa Rican National Diploma. Instruction is in English, with some electives, such as physical education and music, offered in Spanish. Class size averages 20 students in the elementary and 23 students in the secondary. One hundred percent of Lincoln graduates in the classes of 2001, 2002 and 2003 went on to post-high school studies at colleges or universities. Approximately 30% attend U.S. colleges and universities, 5 % universities in other countries and 65% Costa Rican universities. Programs are available for students with limited special learning needs.

Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 122 faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 1,144. The student: teacher ratio is 1:15.

Facilities: The 9-acre school campus includes 76 classrooms; 3 computer labs, 300 Dell computers, 4 science laboratories, 4 choral and instrumental music rooms, drama, a 250-seat theater, art rooms, a gymnasium, an infirmary, a cafeteria, a large playing field and track, an administration building, a preschool building, a playground, an amphitheater, and 2 libraries.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, 98 % of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $3,444; Kdg.-grade 5, $4,480; grades 6-8: $4,980; and grades 9-12: $5,285. Fees are payable in U.S. dollars or Costa Rican colones. Matriculation costs, bus, lunch, textbooks, and other incidental fees are extra. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. Jack Bimrose, Director General
Lincoln School
P.O. Box 025216
Miami, FL 33102-5216
Tel: 506-247-0800
Fax: 506-247-0900

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