Lincoln Public Schools
The Lincoln schools are truly outstanding public schools. Located on one circular campus surrounded by conservation land, the Lincoln Public Schools include Lincoln Preschool, Lincoln elementary school (K-4) and Lincoln middle school (5-8). It’s hard not to love the individual attention, small class sizes, and all the outstanding and award-winning programs offered including the METCO program, the theater and music programs and the sports and wellness opportunities. Jessica attended the Lincoln Public Schools and Jeannine volunteered in the classroom through the years. There ranges from 55-80 students per grade, in classes of approximately 20 students per class. Here is a link to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2014 Report Card for Lincoln Public Schools as well as a link to the more streamlined accountability profile. You can also compare student achievement in the Lincoln School with other schools across the Commonwealth. The Lincoln School District (which includes Hanscom AFB Primary and Middle Schools) boasts greater student diversity and student achievement than state averages, as well as a teacher to student ratio less than 10:1! Even with small class sizes, Lincoln offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities offered by the school as well as the Rec Department, the independent after school music program and Lincoln Youth Soccer. For extending the school day, Lincoln Extended-day Activities Program (LEAP) offers extraordinary after-school programming for kids. Support organizations include the Lincoln Parent Teachers Organization and the Lincoln School Foundation.
Magic Garden is on the same campus as the Lincoln public elementary and middle school. They offer top-notch care for kids from age 18 months through Kindergarten. Jessica’s daughter Evangeline LOVED her teachers at Magic Garden, and we love the integration of academics, the flexible full-time schedule and the dynamic community. Our favorite fun-fact: In Evie’s class alone six of Evie’s classmates speak a language other than English at home!
Lincoln Nursery School has recently relocated to DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum from the auxiliary building of the First Parish Church. We love Lincoln Nursery School: Jessica attended it from 1985-1988. They offer a great program build on play-based education and a commitment to the co-op model.
Drumlin Farm hosts a preschool incorporating outdoor play and farm opportunities. Knowing how popular Drumlin Farm is with kids of all ages, it’s great to know lucky preschoolers can spend mornings there!
Lincoln Country Day is another morning preschool program (with an extended day to 1 or 2 PM) located at Saint Anne in the Fields Church. Their program has been in existence since 1958, and offers a three-day program for three-year-olds, a four-day program for four-year-olds, and you can guess the rest!
Teddy Bear Club The newest preschool option in Lincoln, this school features a limited schedule similar to the three options directly above. It offers instruction in both English and French.
The Birches School is a new private elementary school in Lincoln emphasizing individual student experience and an experiential approach to academics. They are offering kindergarten, first and second grades so far, and are located in the annex building of the First Parish in the space that used to be occupied by Lincoln Nursery School.