​Welcome to Friends of Lincoln Community School!

A little about Friends of LCS

The Friends of LCS arose from recognition by parents and community members that school faculty and administrators are full of desire and ideas to improve our children's academic experience and provide enrichment opportunities above and beyond those typically available at small community schools.

We believe that many people in the community would welcome the chance to support the school and these initiatives if only they had more information and an easy way to do so.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. EIN #27-2277523


2019-2020 Annual Campaign goal is $30,000!

Our Annual Campaign Letter, November 2019

I keep reading “letters to the editor” from families in Ripton that are distraught over the notion that their elementary school may be closed. Both Ferrisburgh and Addison are currently contemplating the fate of their elementary schools. I’m certain that many of you agree that the Lincoln Community School (LCS) is vital to our town and at the very center of what makes us a community. Last year, Sas Carey shared her knowledge of Mongolia with LCS as part of the annual cultural study and commented “being at LCS was one of my best-ever experiences. You have this little oasis of how the world could be. It fills my heart.”


We are deeply committed to our community school and activities that take learning beyond the classroom and expose each and every one of our children to new ideas, perspectives and skills. These activities include bringing authors, artists and musicians to LCS, supporting the cultural study program, Flynn theater trips, the Rikert cross country ski program, and a scholarship fund to ensure that all children can participate in all activities.  This year we are very excited to bring writer, illustrator and two-time Caldecott Medal winner Sophie Blackall to LCS!


Many of the decisions, funding and otherwise, that affect our school take place at the district or state level. We support grant requests that originate directly from LCS.  Your commitment and investment allows LCS to thrive and to make a dramatic difference in what the school can offer our children.


Our goal is to raise $30,000 annually. Please consider a donation to enrich the academic experience of our children and support all of the young learners at our wonderful community school.




Andrew Furtsch

President, Friends of LCS

Featured Project

Potato Hill Park

We hope you have had a chance to see or visit the new community park and playground at LCS!

It took us three years but it is finally done and it is AMAZING!

The Lincoln Community School received a $100,000 federal land and water conservation grant. Friends of LCS set out  to raise an additional $135,000 to match the grant and make this happen. Our community stepped up, the funds were raised and the work completed this summer.

We have new baseball and soccer fields,  an accessible walking path along the river, community garden beds, potting shed and greenhouse, an outdoor classroom, covered pavilion and the most amazing play structure you will ever see!

Video - Potato Hill Park

Mailing Address: PO BOX 361, Bristol, VT 05443

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