The mission statement of Trinity Lutheran Church and School is “Connecting People to Christ in His Word and Love.”
How We Achieve Our Mission
We Prepare Success
As a parent, you want your child to grow up in an environment where the beliefs are like your own. The world we live in offers many opportunities and just as many distractions that can lead us astray. Lutheran Schools in our area, like Trinity Lutheran, provide a setting where faith is fostered each and every day. Children learn they have alternatives to the values and lifestyles commonly displayed in popular culture. At Trinity Lutheran, students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens that guides them to live according to Biblical ideals in today’s world. Students, teachers and families speak freely about Christ at our school and are encouraged to share the Gospel.
We Partner with Your Family
The community of students, teachers and families at Trinity Lutheran feel like “family.” We take pride in relationships that go beyond the student alone and extend deeper to their family. The Lutheran Schools of Lincoln are not bound by the same structure as other schools in the area. This gives us the unique opportunity to embrace each student and their family as individuals, and to provide personal attention, encouragement, and problem solving you and your child deserve. We may have the titles of principal, teacher or coach, but our passion for being strong Christian role models and partnering with families to shape the futures of our youth through the love of God is our mission.
We Prepare Youth for Success
Students perform better academically when they are comfortable in their environment and feel they belong. Benefits like smaller class sizes, going to chapel, and applying biblical teaching and guidance to difficult situations are all a part of how we provide high quality, Christ-centered education. While each school is different and has its own curriculum, on average Trinity Lutheran School students perform at or above benchmark in regard to both district average and national norms on annual assessments (gr. 1-5). Our students also perform well on readiness assessments (Toddlers – Kindergarten).
Families who pick Trinity Lutheran School, find that their kids have more opportunities to excel academically, personally, and spiritually. Trinity Lutheran School keeps a leading edge by annually evaluating curriculum, resources, and educational experiences, as well as developing new ways to incorporate technology in their classrooms. Teachers truly care and do everything they can to make sure students are well-prepared to succeed in their educations and in life.
We Have Passion
Passion is such a strong emotion. It causes us to live and breathe for the things in life we care about, like our love for God and our love for our children. At Trinity Lutheran School, we share these passions with you. As students, teachers and families, we encounter Christ in everything we do and partner together to shape the futures of our young people.
Trinity Lutheran School has been in the ministry of teaching God’s children for over 135 years! We have a “Certificate of Approval” from the Nebraska Department of Education. This is a year-to-year approval from the Nebraska State Board of Education. We have a number of requirements that need to be followed and approved according to Rule # 14 state guidelines.
We have also been approved for national accreditation from the National Lutheran School Association (NLSA) in recognition of a first-rate quality program of Christian education (now in two areas). Our Early Childhood Education Program, Elementary School and Summer Camp programs are all accredited through the NLSA. The NLSA recognition is due to many hours of work by your Teachers, Staff, School Board members, Congregational members, and Parents of Trinity Lutheran Church & School.
We are so indebted to Trinity Lutheran School. Our child has been a student at Trinity from the moment she turned 18 months old, through present-day (PreSchool), and we have submitted our early registration for Prekindergarten for the 2018-2019 year! While we had had a positive experience in an in-home daycare prior to her 18-month birthday, she blossomed by leaps and bounds in very short order after beginning at Trinity.
“Trinity provides the reliability a family needs when it comes to being available five days a week when a working parent needs childcare. The institution is kept accountable by accreditation boards and by licensure to ensure that your child is safe and that the institution is providing quality care. But, what makes Trinity Lutheran School truly stand out, is that well-trained, well-educated individuals are providing a loving, relationship-oriented, educational, and Christian experience for your child. Its central location is ideal for families coming from all areas of Lincoln and provides a diverse student and family population.
Our child is growing socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and most importantly, SPIRITUALLY, as an Early Childhood Education student of Trinity Lutheran School.” Christopher and Molly Cassiday
Trinity Lutheran School feels that education for the whole child is extremely important. Each classroom has a specific curriculum to meet the needs of the students and their grade levels. As a school, we place particular emphasis on the following areas: Religious Studies, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. In addition to these classes, Trinity Lutheran School also has our students participate in Art, Choir, Computer Instruction, and Physical Education. Beginning in 4th Grade students begin courses in Spanish. 5th Grade students also have the opportunity to participate in band class.
For more information about the classrooms and their syllabi click here.
In addition to the instruction areas listed above each classroom has specific activities that they take part in each year:
- Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week
- Celebrate the 100th Day of School
- Visit the Children’s Museum
- Visit Miss Naber’s Farm
- 1st Grade Dinner with Parents/Guardians
- Visit the Henry Doorly Zoo
- Bible Presentations
- Veteran’s Day Flag Presentations
- Arbor Day Farm/Martin’s Apple Orchard
- Write Prayer Pen-Pals
- Do Pumpkin Book Reports
- Host Living Wax Museum
- Visit Heritage School
- Visit the State Capitol
- Learn Nebraska History
- Native American Projects
- Outdoor Education at a camp
- 5th Grade Leadership Activities
Extended School Day Childcare (ESD)
Trinity Lutheran School Proudly Offers Extended School Day (ESD) Childcare!!!
We want to make sure that we have options for all of our students and know that life is not just 8:05 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for many families. We want offer a safe loving environment for children to come to before and after school. What this means for parents is that they do not need to find additional childcare!!!
Extended School Day Care Hours
Children may be brought into the school by their parents or guardians as early as 7:00 a.m. and be picked up as late as 5:45 p.m. Any family who wants/needs to use this service can sign up on an as-needed basis. ESD staff is available every day that we have school before and after school.
Before school care is supervised by two adults and runs from 7:00 a.m to 8:05 a.m. Children who arrive in the morning are given the opportunity to play box games, draw pictures, do puzzles, work on schoolwork, or talk quietly with their friends. At 8:05 a.m. the children are dismissed to their classes.
After school care runs from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. We provide children with the opportunity to play outside or in the gym, play games, and work on homework. Older students have a scheduled homework time from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A staff member is available to help students with homework during this time. A snack and juice are served to all ESD students at 4:00 p.m.
Non-School Day Child Care
All-day childcare is offered on non-school days with the exception of major holidays and special days as shown on the school calendar. Child care is provided from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Activities such as games, crafts projects, cooking projects, field trips and movies are provided on these days. Children must be pre-registered in ordered to participate. Sign-up is done online prior to the non-school day. Child care is not offered when school is canceled due to inclement weather, poor road conditions or other emergencies determined by the principal.
Trinity Lutheran Offers Summer Camp!!!
If you are looking for a place for your child for the summer or things for your child to do, Trinity Lutheran School might be the place for you!
Trinity Lutheran School Offers Summer Camp for children ages 18 months—finishing 6th Grade!!! We offer summer camp M-F 7:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. at the end of May and run until the beginning of August. We are usually only closed on Memorial Day and the 4th of July.
Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided for each child who attends.
To apply online for Summer Camp please click here. You will still need to submit the registration fee to the office if you register online. You can also submit the paper application to the office.
Join us for a fun-filled and exciting summer! We look forward to spending time with your child and engaging them in activities where they explore, create, imagine, discover, and GROW!!!