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Lincoln School

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
301 Butler Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
(401) 331-9696
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1884, Lincoln operates at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls based on Quaker values, we offer a unique experience for Kindergarten through Grade 12. What’s more, we run a coed program from six weeks through Pre–Kindergarten." (Source: "Lincoln School's main campus is located at 301 Butler Ave. in Providence, Rhode Island. Students have access to the city's rich resources within the immediate area. Our campus is also within walking distance of our academic partners, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Our 33-acre athletic facility, the Murray Family Athletic Complex at Faxon Farm, is a 15-minute drive away from our Butler Avenue campus, in Rehoboth, Mass." (Source:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In 2020, the Head of School issued an update on Lincoln's "Anti-racist Work" which was developed by the school's "Anti-racist Task Force." All faculty would participate in the training titled “Social Justice 101: Incorporating the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards,” in which "faculty learn to incorporate the organization’s social justice standards into their classroom practice." In addition, "Ten faculty, staff, and administrators will participate in restorative justice training with Youth Restorative Action. Going forward, we hope to have a group of faculty participate in this training each year."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In 2020, the Head of School issued an update on Lincoln's "Anti-racist Work" which was developed by the school's "Anti-racist Task Force" and includes the following curriculum changes: "The school purchased new books to increase diversity and representation of people of color in the Lower School curriculum" and "Starting in October [2020], a subcommittee of the Anti-racist Task Force will engage in an examination of the curriculum at all Divisions."
  • Lincoln's "Middle School Hub" states, "As we move through the 2019–20 school year with a focus on diversity, equity, and community, we are looking at many pieces of our curriculum and school life through a different lens. Rooted in the Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship’s three spheres of social justice–racial, environmental, and gender–the CAFE [Community Awareness for Everyone] Collective will provide Middle School students the opportunity to address their own identity and work towards thoughtful community action."
  • The school held its first ever "Future is Feminist Conference," a student-run day "dedicated to exploring the topic of intersectional feminism with local leaders and activists..." "Future is Feminist" workshops have been held in the past including a workshop titled "Check Your Privilege" which has the goal of understanding "privilege and intersectionality, first in a broader concept and then by looking inward at ourselves." 
  • In 2020, the Head of School issued an update on Lincoln's "Anti-racist Work" which was developed by the school's "Anti-racist Task Force" and includes a series of "Center Chats" for families to offer "updates on and our anti-racist work and to engage in conversation around it." The Center would continue to "host affinity groups for families and students of color."
  • In 2020, the Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Board of Trustees and faculty added Ibram X. Kendi’s "How to Be an Antiracist" to their summer reading list and the Alumnae Board "devoted part of their summer retreat to a discussion of anti-racism as well."
  • The Center for Justice, Peace, and Global Citizenship "drives critical reflection and engagement on all matters pertaining to diversity, inclusion, justice, multiculturalism, and global citizenship at Lincoln." The Center "empowers the Lincoln School community to make positive and sustainable change, to ask the 'difficult questions', to address implicit and explicit bias, and to do so with respect, regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status."
  • The school's "Community Action Program (CAP)" is described as follows: "Students and faculty from the Little to Upper School partner with local social justice based nonprofit organizations throughout the entire school year. Through the establishment of long-term partnerships, Lincoln students learn how to engage in self-reflection, understanding, dialogue, and cooperation in order to support sustainable change in their community."
  • The school's Center for Justice, Peace and Global Citizenship offers "Center Programming" which includes the "Morgan Stone Day" program which explores "notions of race and privilege, adopting such themes as, ‘Acknowledging our Intersectionality,’ ‘Who put the ME in Media’, and 2017/18’s ‘The Power of Protest'".
  • The school's Anti-Racist Resource webpage provides many links, articles, and books on the subject of anti-racism including a list of resources for "addressing race and racism with young children." The list includes: "Even Babies Discriminate: A Nurture Shock Excerpt," "Study about racial bias in babies," and "Teaching Young Children About Race."
Last updated December 1st, 2023
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