FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

OUr mission

We inspire and challenge all of our learners 
to be kind and ethical members of a global community. 
We empower them to develop into 
self-aware, confident, innovative, and collaborative change-agents committed to honoring

diversity and enhancing their world.

belief statements

We believe our community is at its best when we:

  • Respect and care for ourselves and others;

  • Learn with joy and purpose;

  • Place inquiry at the center of our learning;
  • Create opportunities for individual growth and reflection;
  • Instill cultural competence;
  • Make socially and globally responsible choices, and
  • Honor our environment, reduce our footprint and act sustainably.
Parent student teacher meeting

core values

Middle school student discusses topic with his teacher in the library

We are … 

  • Open

  • Fair

  • Reflective

  • Compassionate

  • Resilient

  • Committed to Integrity

definition of learning

Learning is the intentional process of making sense of the world through exploration, expression, and reflection. The journey of life-long learning is transformative, inspires action, and opens new pathways.

 

ATTRIBUTES OF A LINCOLN LEARNER (ALLs)

strategic plan 2020-2025

In February 2020, Lincoln’s Board of Governors initiated a Strategic Planning process with the intention of creating a new mission relevant for the evolving needs of students and developing the right organizational goals that would build a stronger, more cohesive school, better prepared for a new future. With information gathered from the community, the outcome was a strategic plan framework with clearly defined strategic objectives and clarity around the focus needed over the next 3 years, to build a pathway towards our new school mission.
 
Soon after the Strategic Plan retreat, the COVID-19 global pandemic spread across the globe, and the Argentine government closed all schools and initiated a very strict quarantine, restricting all movement throughout the country. Lincoln began Distance Learning, and our faculty taught from their homes, while a quarter of our student population remained abroad. The 2020-2021 school year also began in Distance Learning mode, and we decided to focus on establishing a sense of community, with Connection, Caring and Commitment as our unifying concepts. In November 2020, some restrictions in Argentina began to loosen, and in February 2021 we were allowed to open partially until April 2021, when we were forced to close again until June 2021.
 
Thankfully, this current 2021-2022 school year has started with a reopened campus, and in-person classes are currently underway. We are cautiously optimistic, continuing our strict health and safety protocols, and thankful for every day that we can be together. There is no question that COVID-19 continues to have a drastic impact on everyone’s lives.  As we consider everything we have learned before and during the pandemic, our desire for transformation has become stronger, and we have more clarity about shifting towards contemporary practices that are more relevant and inclusive, while becoming more cohesive and coherent as an educational organization.  The opportunities before us are compelling and significant. The Lincoln community continues to convey a unique spirit of resilience and we know we are capable of the grand and beautiful work of continuous transformation.
 
Below are the four Strategic Objectives that are underway at Lincoln. We have defined specific End Results for each Strategic Objective as well as a series of action steps. Despite the complex challenges that we faced during the pandemic, we have made steady progress and we are on track towards these objectives. 
 

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Strategic Objectives are broad, complex, and substantial areas for attention over the next 3 years. Each Strategic Objective is broken down into specific End Results, which need to be addressed in order to achieve the Strategic Objectives.