Welcome to the Peruvian North American Abraham Lincoln School where over 1 300 students from Nursery to Grade 11 learn and develop in a challenging, inclusive and nurturing, bilingual and multicultural environment. We have been inspiring learning within our community since 1950 and are committed to meet the challenges of this era of knowledge and thus prepare our students to become active, creative and responsible citizens.

In many different ways, we, as educators around the globe, face the challenge of taking education truly into the 21st century; which means that we ought to reinvent our schools for the sake of our children, our students, and the welfare of our world (see Scott McLeod, Dangerously Irrelevant). Both research and good practice make it evident that we need to change our concepts regarding schools, curriculum, learning and teaching an ever changing world and an increasingly demanding society which presents vast opportunities as well as new challenges.

As Anne Shaw, founder of 21st Century Schools, clearly states: “Instead of preparing obedient factory workers our schools must now prepare students to function successfully in a global, knowledge-based society characterized by rapid change". We encourage the development of skills related to critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, creativity, collaboration, innovation, and adaptability to change.

We meet both Peruvian and International standards and offer our students a rich motivating educational experience based on the three IB programs (PYP, MYP and DP), focused on the development of the whole child. Our curriculum balances both academics and a wide ranging sports, arts and activities program.

Peruvian North American Abraham Lincoln School reflects a community where teachers and parents work collaboratively to provide for the needs of the next generation innovatively.



We strive to be a prestigious institution with excellent infrastructure and a solid foundation for the education of bilingual students; with values and principles of liberty, democracy and solidarity. We have qualified teachers, who apply state of the art technology and current methodology. We also hold national and international partnerships, making our students competitive in a constantly changing, globalized world.




We are an educational institution committed to the integral growth of children and young people capable of exercising their liberty in democracy, dealing creatively with a competitive world, and participating actively in the development and construction of a more just society.

IBO Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

General Information

The Peruvian-North American Abraham Lincoln School was founded in a house in the San Isidro district of Lima, Peru, in 1950. Following their dream of having the best education for their children, a group of parents started the first Cooperative of Educational Services of Peru. This cooperative included 103 families sharing the same goals and ideals.

Mr. Manuel Sanchez Palacios became the first President of the Cooperative, and with the support of the US Embassy in Lima, Ms. Alie M. Allen was hired as the first American school Director. The school finally opened with Ms. Allen, 17 teachers, 3 administrative assistants, and one worker. This institution would later on become one of most important bilingual schools in the country.

In 1955 Mrs. Eudocia Ancaya de Santillán was hired as the first Peruvian Director.

With the fast growth of our school, in 1981 we inaugurated our present site in La Molina. In the year 2005 the school was authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP), in 2007 the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and in 2011 the Primary Years Programme (PYP); thus being part of the most modern and competitive educational model worldwide.

The school campus takes up an area of approximately 50 000 sq. mts. In modern architecture, spacious buildings hold the academic work of students; the arts; and direction and management, with courtyards and green areas allowing for the free movement of students.

We also have two language laboratories with individual booths to help students work at their own pace.

The Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs are continuously updated with new equipment, helping students learn better through observation and testing. The library—connected to the internet—has almost 15 000 volumes and offers borrowing, circulation, and reference services of bibliographical and visual materials. It also has music and art sections; a multipurpose area, library; an auditorium holding 150 people for cultural activities of students, teachers and parents; and three computer labs with high-tech equipment.

To practice sports, and for physical and artistic instruction, we have a spacious coliseum for 2 000 people, a 300-meter athletic track (synthetic material and 13mm width), high and long jump areas, an official size soccer field, a baseball and softball diamond, and auxiliary sports fields for volleyball, basketball and the Peruvian fulbito.

There is also an adjacent green area of approximately 11 000 sq. mts. that facilitates the recreational activities and artistic and sports extension programs for the Lincolnite family.

The Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC) is an organization whose members are about 40 international schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela and soon in some countries in the Caribbean and Central America.

The philosophy of LAHC and the activities it promotes are aligned with our values and those of the International Baccalaureate Organization, reflecting, among others, a commitment to continuous school improvement, the development of international mindedness, responsible citizenship, lifelong learning skills and the consolidation of innovative and educational communities.

This membership will allow us to establish student/teacher visits and exchanges with member schools and make the most out of the services available such as reviews to specific curricular areas or sections or the School Review, which consists in a visit and thorough evaluation of our school.

MSMF- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is located in the Charlotte, North Carolina region (USA) and is an organization in charge of giving academic instruction to more than 133 600 students, from Pre-School to the last Seconday School year, in more than 176 schools of the different districts of Mecklenburg city. CMS has very high standards training leaders to be knowledgeable in technology in a more competitive global world. To meet its goals, CMS fosters alliances with both national and international organizations, in order to structure programs that fit needs of the students.

Alliance Française

A partnership with the Alliance Française allows members of our educational community to study at this language center with exclusive fees and additional services.


ADCA is a cultural association of private schools. This organization includes 17 schools from Lima and Callao in sport and cultural activities. Member Schools: Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Humboldt, America del Callao, Franco Peruano, Hiram Bingham, La Union, Leon Pinelo, Maria Alvarado, Markham College, Newton College, Pestalozzi, Antonio Raimondi, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, San Silvestre School, Colegio San Andres, Colegio Waldorf, Colegio Weberbauer.

PUC Language Center

Institutional collaboration agreement which allows all the Lincoln community (students, parents, teachers and administrative personnel) to have access to a special discount.

International Baccalaureate

IB Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people, who recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.


They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.


They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.


They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.


They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.


They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.


Authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, since April 2011, our school offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to Preschool and Elementary students (Nursery - Grade 5); the curriculum is developed in English and Spanish in each of the grade levels; this task is in charge of highly qualified bilingual teachers who recieve permanently official IB training.

According to the principles of the International Baccalaureate Organization “the main objective of the PYP is to develop international minded people who recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world”. Thus, the PYP curriculum is based on structured inquiry for learners in the 3 – 12 age range, focused on the student's integral development and in a general concept of how to develop international mindedness.

The PYP looks for a balance among the acquisition of skills, essential knowledge, the development of conceptual understanding, the demonstration of positive attitudes, and the decision to act responsibly. In order to achieve this balance, a special emphasis is given to the five essential elements of the written curriculum: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action; that are developed through the inquiry of significant issues within the context of the units of inquiry, each one of which tackles a central idea relevant to a specific transdisciplinary theme in order to have meaningful and long-lasting learning.

In fifth grade, the students culminate the program with a project named Exhibition which is an opportunity to work collaboratively in order to investigate a local issue with a global relevance applying their understanding of the PYP essential elements as a result of an enduring learning experience.

IB PYP Coordination


Authorized by the lnternational Baccalaureate Organization, since January 2007, our School offers the Middle Years Programme to Secondary School students; the curriculum is developed in English and Spanish in each of the grade levels. Learning is led by a group of highly qualified teachers who receive permanently official IB training.

The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.

Life in the 21st century places many changing demands on students making the transition through adolescence. They are at a crucial period of personal, social, physical and intellectual development of uncertainty and of questioning. The lnternational Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme is designed to help them find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning.

The programme consists of eight subject groups integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects. Students are required to study their mother tongue, a second language, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education and Technology.

In the final year of the programme students also engage in a personal project, which allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the programme. Each student completes a personal project, a significant piece of work, that is the product of the student's own initiative and creativity. Each project must reflect a personal understanding of the areas of interaction. Students apply the skills acquired through one of these areas as well as approaches to learning. Students are expected to choose their project, which can take many forms, and take the process through to completion under the supervision of a teacher in the school.

IB MYP Coordination


Authorized by the lnternational Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), since 2004, our school offers the Diploma Programme (DP) to IV and V year Secondary School students. The Diploma Programme is a demanding two-year curriculum that meets the needs of highly motivated students, and leads to a qualification that is recognized by leading universities around the world. The curriculum is developed in Spanish, English and French and modelled by an hexagon with six subject qroups and three core requirements for which we count with highly qualified specialists who receive permanently official IB training.

According to the lnternational Baccalaureate Organization, life in the 21st century, in an interconnected and globalized world, requires critical- thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that Diploma Programme students come to know and understand.

The DP is designed as an academic

Student Services

The main objective of this department is to optimize the schooling of our students by promoting their potential for learning and their integral development.


The Peruvian North American Abraham Lincoln School looks for the integral development of the student to be at the forefront of national and international advances and requirements.

As an educational institution which is part of International Baccalaureate community, we offer a learning experience respecting their own characteristics and promoting a differentiated learning process.

Based on this aim, our Learning Support Program is oriented to work with those students who are in the process to achieve the proposed aims in Language A, Language B and/or Math, improving their learning, as well as their personal development.


Our school offers a very ambitious program of extracurricular activities that develop the talents and skills of the students. The program includes arts and sports.


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