Welcome from the General Director
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Lincoln School as you navigate our website, I hope you will begin to discover the richness of our program offerings and the uniqueness of the Lincoln community. Lincoln School is a non-profit school that continues to be the leader in providing a US style, multi-cultural, bi-lingual education in Costa Rica, while educating and instilling reverence for national culture.
With a focus on continuous improvement, our new purpose statement is clear and unambiguous; reading, “Excellence through Innovation, Integrity, and Leadership”. The fundamentals of the purpose can be uncovered each day in our teaching, learning, and personal relationships inside the classroom and beyond.
Our students are provided with many enriching co and extra-curricular activities, among which we find, 33 IB course offerings, extensive academic, athletic, artistic and service learning opportunities, that allow students to build up their understanding of integrity, innovation, leadership, teamwork and service to others; life-long learning skills needed for an ever-changing complex world.
Lincoln School’s students and staff are daily engaged with 21st Century competencies that enable them to think critically, investigate, problem-solve, and utilize a variety of technologies while becoming a responsible global citizen.
For 70 years, Lincoln School has set the standard for quality education in Costa Rica and the region, educating leaders that have made a difference in their country and the world.
That history is now combined with a new and exciting momentum. I invite you to learn more through the pages and links of this website, and look forward to the opportunity, to welcome you on campus for a visit.
Robert Rinaldo, Ed.S
The beginning of a dream
In 1945, a group of visionary Costa Rican parents and US immigrants founded Lincoln School to provide a bicultural and bilingual education for their children. Since its foundation in a small house in Barrio La California in San José and its long term location in Moravia where the Lincoln dream became a reality, to its actual campus of 7 hectares (17.3 acres) in Barrio El Socorro, San Miguel de Santo Domingo de Heredia.
Lincoln School has been a leader in co-educational private instruction in Central America. Starting with 136 students in 1945, Lincoln has grown to an outstanding current enrollment of 1,300 students. Throughout Lincoln’s history up to the present, students come from a variety of countries and represent a wide spectrum of religions and cultures, thereby enriching the learning environment and giving the school population a multicultural emphasis, a vital tool that allows them to have a better understanding of today’s globalized world. Lincoln is a non-profit, private educational institution offering programs from Preschool to 12th grade. It is governed by an elected Board of Directors, where parents are encouraged to participate actively.
Mission & Vision
Mission & Vision
Lincoln School, the leading innovator in 21st century education, empowers students to positively impact local and global communities.
Excellence through innovation, integrity and leadership.
Learn more about our Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021:
- in the role of education in creating a positive society.
- in the potential of young people.
- in building positive relationships.
- we need to model behaviors we want to see in others.
- every individual deserves respect and fairness.
- the most important resource in a school is its people.
- the meaning in one’s life is related to the change you make in others.
Board of Directors
The interests of Lincoln School are leaded by a Board of Directors composed of ten appointed members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and six Vocals, who will hold office for two years. The Board of Directors members must necessarily be associates or parents of Lincoln students at the time of election.
The members of the Association are the responsible to designate each of the Board Members.