Who Are We?

We Share Your Views and Beliefs

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. Lutheran Schools in 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 the 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 a high quality, Christ-centered education. While each school is different and has its own curriculum, on average TLS 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 TLS, find that their kids have more opportunities to excel academically, personally and spiritually. TLS 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 has deep roots with a rich history of over 130 years of offering a traditional Christian education within a kid and family friendly environment. As a complement to our Christ-centered elementary school, Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School provides an excellent opportunity for your child to continue their high quality education. When choosing a place to educate your children, pick a Lutheran School.

Trinity Lutheran School has been in the ministry of teaching God’s children for over 135 years! When you enter our east campus, you will see hanging in our hallway a number of certificates recognizing that fact. One of them is 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 the Rule # 14 state guidelines. Another certificate shows we have been approved for national accreditation from the  National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) in recognition of a first-rate quality program of Christian education (now in two areas). Our K-5th (Kindergarten through 5th grade) program was renewed for the next five years as a NLSA accredited school. Our ECE (Early Childhood Education) was also approved for accreditation in the NLSA. They are working on a five year plan as a NLSA accredited Child Care. Both of these recognitions are due to many, many, many hours of work by your Teachers, Staff, School Board members, Congregational members, and Parents of Trinity Lutheran Church & School.

Extended School Day (ESD)

Extended School Day childcare (ESD)

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 school work, 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.

ESD rates:

ESD is included in the tuition rate for Early Childhood children who attend full days.

The following rates apply for any child in Kindergarten – 5th grade or for Early Childhood children who do not attend full days:

Before school care (7:00-8:05 a.m.) – flat rate of $6.50.

After school care (3:15 to 5:45 p.m.) - $7.00/hr. (charged to the minute)

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.

Non School Day rates -    (sign-up must take place prior to the non-school day)

Early Childhood students:

Non School Days are included only if the Non School Day occurs on the child’s regularly scheduled school day.  If the Non School Day occurs on a day that the child would not normally be in school then a $30.00 fee will apply.  You must still sign up for every Non School Day by the deadline given to ensure adequate staffing on those days.   If not signed up, a $30.00 fee will apply.

Kindergarten – 5th grade students:

$35.00/day (there are no part-time or hourly rates available for Non School Days)

How Do I Visit?

We invite you to visit and experience Trinity Lutheran School for yourself. Families and students can visit Trinity Lutheran School in the following ways:

Personal Campus Tours

Every day is Open House! Personal campus tours can be scheduled with the office. During this personal visit, you will be able to tour the campus and observe the school in action. Personal visits can be scheduled during the week between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To set up a personal tour please call the Trinity Lutheran School Office at (402) 466-1800 or email kdanforth@trinityoflincoln.org.

Student Shadow Experience

Come experience life at Trinity Lutheran School – up close and personal. A visiting student (Kindergarten – 5th Grade) may come and spend a half or full day alongside our current students in order to get a sense of the day-to-day atmosphere of our school. It is a great way for prospective students to see the loving and caring community here at Trinity Lutheran School. Request a Shadow Day Now! 

Priscilla Comfort Dog

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Priscilla is a Lutheran Church Charities trained K-9 Comfort Dog. As a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog, Priscilla is trained to the level of a service animal and can perform specific tasks when required. LCC comfort dogs bring comfort to individuals and families suffering pain or loss, calm individuals, facilitate conversations, and work with special needs individuals, veterans, and the elderly. As an LCC K-9 comfort dog, Priscilla is able to respond to crisis and disaster situations. Priscilla is a purebred Golden Retriever who is AKC certified and has passed the AKC Good Citizenship Test and received her AKC certification. Priscilla visits Trinity Lutheran Church & School, Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln City Libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, and other places in the Lincoln community. If you are interested in Priscilla visiting you or your organization, please contact Trinity Lutheran Church at (402) 474-0606, email Jane Bedient at tlctopdog1@gmail.com, or send a message through Priscilla’s Facebook page.

Priscilla visits Trinity Lutheran School weekly. Students are able to spend time reading to her, petting her and relaxing with her. She has been a wonderful addition to our school. 

Priscilla's Bible verse is "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." Jeremiah 31:3






More Questions?

Q: Do we have to be Lutheran?

A: No, over 50% of our students are not Lutheran.

Q: Is there financial aid available?

A: Yes, we do have financial aid for families who need it. You can apply  here

Q: What are your hours?

A: Our school day is 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., but we are open 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for childcare.

Q: Is lunch available?

A: Yes, lunch is available at an additional fee of $2.95 per meal.

Q: Do you serve breakfast?

A: Unfortunately we do not serve breakfast. If your child does come for childcare in the morning, they are welcome to bring their breakfast with them.

Q: Who do I contact if my child will be late and will need a lunch?

A: If your child will be arriving after 8:30 a.m., please call the school before 8:45 a.m. to let us know that your child will need a hot lunch. If we do not receive a phone call, we will assume that your child will be bringing a cold lunch that day.

Q: I have heard about this thing called SCRIP. What is it?

A: You can buy your grocery, restaurant, shopping gift cards through the office and a percentage of the sale reduces your tuition (Examples of Gift Cards Available: Walmart, HyVee, Runza, Raising Canes, iTunes, Bath & Body Works, etc.)