Who We Are


Established in 1968, LCS is a private, not for profit, college-preparatory American international school. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA, and authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The school is also a member of the Council of International Schools, the Association of International Schools in Africa and the West Africa International Schools Activities League.

Lincoln Community School is a model American international school offering a broad and challenging educational program to students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Lincoln is committed to inspiring students to achieve the highest standards of intellectual and personal development through a stimulating and comprehensive program. Within a caring, respectful, multicultural environment, the school is committed to instilling in each student a desire to learn, to take appropriate risks, and to accept challenges. 

Because LCS believes that learning is a life-long process and that quality education prepares students to be responsible citizens, community service is an essential part of the school's program for full emotional, intellectual, physical and social development. Students are required to give back to the community in service learning opportunities as part of their graduation requirements.


Two American couples, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. McNulty and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bull, started the Lincoln Community School as a non-profit, American international school with 60 students in 1968. Multi-national companies such as PamAm, Texaco, and Mobil provided the support in the first years. The school opened with full classes in grades 1-6 as the expat and Ghanaian communities were eager to have an American curriculum offered in Accra. Since its beginnings, LCS has been an international school with a diverse population representing over 60 nationalities.