Who We Are

In 1968, six American families joined together to create Lincoln Community School.  Some 50 years later, Lincoln Community School is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs through the lens of U.S. curricular standards and is recognised as a leading international school in Africa.  

In keeping with our ethos as an American-style international school, LCS offers a rich extracurricular program that embraces appreciation for a well-balanced lifestyle. LCS students frequently stay beyond the regular school day to enjoy our after-school activity programs, programs that not only bring us together, but make sure that we keep “community” in the middle of Lincoln School.

As an international school in an increasingly cosmopolitan Accra, our students and faculty come from countries around the globe.  With a student population of approximately 600, LCS boasts some 60 plus different nationalities among its community. Our faculty is also intentionally diverse, to ensure that the demographic of our teachers is a reflection of that of the student body.  

Our host nation is beautiful and diverse, and we strive to connect our students with the deep heritage of Ghana. Service learning opportunities develop self-awareness and social responsibility in our students so they can make positive contributions to their world.

The school is embarking on a plan to redevelop the campus based on a master facilities plan approved by the Board of Trustees.  In February 2021 we completed phase 1 of the master plan and moved into our new three-story elementary school building.

The new building was intentionally designed to provide learning spaces which best represent what we believe about high quality teaching and learning. Planning is currently underway for the commencement of the second phase of redevelopment, which will include middle and high school classrooms.