The Lincoln Academy will build character development into the culture of the school and provide opportunities for scholars to explore ways they can uniquely contribute to the world around them. Scholars and teachers will learn not only the names and meanings of character virtues but will display them in the school’s thinking, attitudes and actions. Character virtues will be reinforced everywhere: on the playing fields, in classrooms, in corridors, interactions between teachers and scholars, in assemblies, on posters, in teacher messages and communications, staff training and in relations with parents. The Lincoln Academy will develop confident and compassionate successful learners and citizens.
Building a Culture of Joy
The Lincoln Academy will create a unique educational program built on a culture of joy, community, academic preparation and a daily focus on making choices and exploring the opportunities and careers available beyond high school. For our primary school scholars, we will build a culture of joy and community as soon as scholars enter the school, and we will provide a daily experience that celebrates their unique and diverse cultures and respects them as individuals. We will create an environment where it is safe for scholars to make mistakes.
In our secondary school, we will build a culture of trust and respect that appropriately allows young adults the freedom to be themselves, within a set of expectations that are established by the community. Across all grades, we believe scholars will rise to the expectations we set, and we hold ourselves accountable to giving them all the supports that they need to meet those expectations.