Welcome to Lincoln Community School’s High School where, in line with the school’s mission - “When we learn, we grow. When we lead, we serve. When we connect, we thrive.” - students are provided with the tools and experiences to learn, lead and connect. The result is a holistic school experience that, irrespective of whether learning is face-to-face or online, prepares young adults both to transition to other schools and to access and be successful in the fullest possible range of post-school learning opportunities. In grades 9 and 10 students complete the final two years of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Program (MYP), a cohesive program of learning designed both “to develop active learners and internationally minded young people” and to prepare students for the academically challenging university preparation of the IB Diploma Program (DP). In grades 11 and 12 our IB Diploma and High School Diploma options provide students with a rigorous academic experience that is both broad and deep, keeping as many subject ‘doors’ open as long as possible while still requiring the depth of understanding that prepares students for success in their university studies.
We demonstrate our commitment to being learning-focused, leading and connected in the following ways:
When we learn, we grow
Through the combination of the two IB programs used in the high school, our American high school diploma and our Learning Principles, students are offered an optimal and personalized program of learning that prepares them to be independent and self-regulating learners both at and beyond school. They are supported in this by a team of experienced educators – teachers, counselors and administrators - drawn from across the globe. Lincoln graduates go on to study at leading universities throughout the world.
When we lead, we serve
Students are offered a variety of opportunities to both demonstrate and develop their leadership abilities. Some choose traditional leadership routes, such as within the school’s extensive athletics program – including as part of the West Africa International Schools Activities League (WAISAL) – while others will use student-led service – such as our ‘Community Time’ initiative - as their path to leadership development. Leadership at Lincoln Community School is never about getting leaders up on pedestals but, rather, is about working to raise others up.
When we connect, we thrive
Learning at LCS is rooted in connections to the ‘real ‘world beyond the school’s walls, both in Ghana and beyond: this is enhanced by an ethos of getting students out of school to undertake field work locally and to experience learning outside of Ghana. Students are explicitly taught the skills of collaboration, and they work collaboratively both within and beyond their classes. Through our service learning program – and other experiences – LCS students make connections in the local community, and in the process learn so much about themselves too.
Through these experiences we work to deliver on our vision “to be the most exciting learning environment in Africa, where everyone knows how to get to where they want to be. A place where learning is joyful, designed by students and teachers together, and takes you further than you
Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website: we hope that it has provided the information you are seeking, and/or whetted your appetite to join our community. If you want more information on the high school at Lincoln please check out the links below or write to us.
High School Principal