Lincoln offers admission to all students who, in the opinion of the school's professionals, can benefit from its well-balanced and rigorous programs. Admission of students to LCS is subject to the approval of the Admissions Committee, who reviews each applicant file once it is complete.
Note: The Admission Office will only accept a fully completed application package before it will start the admission process. All the application documents required must come in one e-mail. Hand delivered applications must also be fully complete. Any application submitted that is not complete will be rejected. The only requested document which may come in a separate e-mail directly from the current school of the student(s) is the Confidential School Report Form.
Admissions and Placement
Parents must agree to the LCS Admissions Policy before enrollment. By signing your application for admission you agree to the terms and conditions stated.
Authority for Decisions
Final authority for all decisions on admissions and grade placement rests with the Head of School, in consultation with the principals.
Admission and Student Needs
Admission is open to all students who, in the school’s opinion, will benefit from a challenging, international, English-language education which prepares them for higher education and a life of challenge, change and purpose. LCS therefore admits students whose academic, personal, social and emotional needs can be met by the school’s programs and services, and who can be integrated into a mainstream classroom. LCS provides support for students with mild learning and emotional/social difficulties. The principals and Head of School may use testing or other screening tools to determine whether a child’s needs can be met by the school.
Transparency of Admission Requirement
The school’s admission requirements and procedures will be published widely and be made available to all prospective parents.
Conditions of Admission
It is a condition of admission that all parents sign an Enrollment Contract at the time of admission to LCS, and sign a re-enrollment conditions letter at the beginning of each school year at the time of paying first semester fees.
Acceptance and Placement
Generally students will be placed in the grade for which they are age-appropriate, using November 1st as the threshold for grade placement. The primary criteria for admission of EAL students into the secondary school will be the student’s anticipated readiness to engage fully in the 11th grade IB courses.
New students coming from abroad may start classes anytime during the course of a semester except during exam period. New Secondary School students applying for admission during the fourth quarter of a semester must obtain special permission for enrollment.
Previous School Records
Students will not be accepted without receipt of official records from previous schools. Acceptance of these records as official documents will be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Admission Priority Guidelines
If spaces are limited in a particular grade, applicants who have met all admission requirements will be admitted according to the following priorities:
- Children of U.S. Embassy families,
- GPP Corporate sponsor seat holders
- Children of LCS overseas teachers
- Children with siblings already enrolled,
- Children with a parent or parents of citizenship other than that of the host country; children whose education has primarily been outside of Ghana irrespective of nationality of the parents,
- All other children, as space permits, according to date of completed application.
Students moving to Accra from outside Ghana are considered International applicants. International applicants may apply for admission under the following guidelines:
International students may apply for admission anytime during the first semester except during exam period in December.
International students applying for admission during second semester must be able to start classes prior to May 1st.
High School International students, applying after January, may only obtain semester credit if they start classes before March1st. (Otherwise, classes may be audited without credit.)
Local Transfer Applicants
Students already enrolled in a school in Ghana are considered Local Transfer students. Local Transfer applicants may apply for enrolment to start in August and January only.