In 1968, two American couples living in Ghana had a vision. They believed that the residents of Accra, including its growing expatriate population, deserved high-quality international education. Out of this dedication and intention, came Lincoln Community School. 50 years later, that drive to deliver world-recognized, quality education to Ghana is still alive and thriving. By focusing on how our students, staff, and parents, learn, lead, and connect, Lincoln Community School has grown to be one of the premier international schools in Africa over the last five decades.

 Lincoln Community School’s 50th Anniversary is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work and achievements of teachers, staff, students and alumni over these past 50 years.  The celebrations, taking place in November 2018, will include a guest speaker, an American Thanksgiving, a Ghanaian Durbar, and delightful evening events for all those in our community.

The legacy of LCS is strong because of the dynamic members in our community. We are looking forward to celebrating and honoring Lincoln Community School’s Golden Anniversary.

50th Anniversary Events

Dr. Michael Thompson: November 12th & 13th

Dr. Michael Thompson is one of today’s leading voices in child psychology. It is a privilege to bring him on campus to learn and engage with as a part of our 50th Anniversary. Dr. Thompson will be speaking to teachers, parents, and students. He will also have an open forum for the wider community supported by Lincoln Community School. Please see below for his full schedule of events.


Thanksgiving: November 22nd (Faculty and Staff)

Gratitude is a core component of how we celebrate one another at LCS. On November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day, there will be a day-long celebration for LCS faculty and staff to show gratitude for those who are instrumental in the school. This celebration will bring together members of our community who depend on each other, daily, to keep the school functioning at its high level.

Durbar: November 23rd 8:00-10:30 am (LCS Community)

The Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23rd, the school will host a traditional Ghanaian Durbar, an event not seen on our campus in its entire 50 year history. The purpose of the day is to pay homage to our host county, and the event will include student performances of drumming, dancing, singing, etc. The event ends with a “Taste of Tradition” where all will enjoy food from the various regions in Ghana. Chief Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuana VI, Osu Mantse will preside along with many distinguished guests. Parent, students, alumni, LCS faculty and staff, and community partners are invited.

Alumni Soiree: November 23rd 8pm (Alumni)

Alumni are a crucial part of Lincoln’s Legacy. On the evening of November 23rd, Alumni will gather to reminisce on their experience at Lincoln Community School with fun and laughter. The event will take place at Vine Lounge, a sleek space run by a LCS alum. The event will include out-of-town guests who have come for the celebrations, alumni over the 5 decades, and their invited guests.

LCS@50 Golden Gala: November 24th 7pm (LCS Community and Invited Guests)

The 50th Anniversary is the Golden Anniversary. Saturday, November 24th, the 50th Anniversary events will culminate with a Golden Gala where all parents, alumni, out-of-town guests, faculty & staff will be invited to attend. This elegant, black-tie affair will be the summit of the weekend and a true celebration of our Lincoln Legacy. It will be a night of dining, dancing, and lots of surprises. Tickets will be sold starting November 1st through Lincoln Community School Volunteers.

Memories of LCS