|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
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
P.O. Box 025216
Miami, FL 33102-5216