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Lincoln School Dr. Barbara Butterworth, Director
Lincoln School (Nepal)
DOS/Administrative Officer
6190 Kathmandu Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-6190
Tel: 977-1-270-482 or 977-1-271-436
Fax: 977-1-272-685
E-mail: info@lsnepal.com


The Lincoln School is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from preschool through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1954. The school year comprises 4 quarters extending from August 16 through October 25, October 30 through January 19, January 22 through March 23, and April 9 through June 13.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, elected for 2-year terms by the Lincoln School Association, the sponsor of the School. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School operates with the approval of the Government of Nepal.

Curriculum: The curriculum is similar to that of U.S. private schools. The preschool and kindergarten programs are comprehensive school-preparation programs. grades 1-5 are self-contained, with emphasis on reading and mathematics. grades 6-12 are departmentalized, with students moving from one subject teacher to the next for language arts/reading, mathematics, social studies, science, and elective courses. Instruction is in English. English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) is offered to those children who need special instruction in English. There is no religious instruction. Art, music, computer studies, drama, physical education, and a variety of electives and extracurricular activities are offered. The culture of Nepal is studied through regular subject areas and an annual Nepal field studies program through which students experience directly the physical and cultural environment of Nepal.. The School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Faculty: There are 28 full-time and 3 part-time faculty members in the 2000-2001 school year, including 23 U.S. citizens, 1 host-country national, and 7 third country nationals.

Enrollment: Enrollment at the opening of the 2000-2001 school year was 235 (Kdg.-grade 5: 83; grades 6-8: 63; and grades 9-12: 89). Of the total, 62 were U.S. citizens, 44 were host-country nationals, and 129 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 28 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 34 of private U.S. citizens.

Facilities: The School operates in 27 classrooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, a library/audio-visual center, outdoor reading areas, and a 2 1/2-acre athletic field. Modern vehicles transport students to and from the School. A new elementary/secondary building is nearing completion.

Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, the School's income derives from regular day school tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Kdg.-grade 5: $8,900; grades 6-8: $9,700; and grades 9-12: $10,900. The School also charges a one-time capital development fee of $2,000 for each student, a one-time admission fee of $450, and a transportation fee of $650 per student. An ESL fee of $200 per semester is charged to those students requiring special English language instruction and a fee of $50 is charged to each senior. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs, and the like.