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 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, Lutheran Schools in Lincoln achieve among the highest in standardized test scores. Lincoln Lutheran High School in particular traditionally has ACT scores amid the highest of all Lincoln schools. Families who pick a Lutheran School find that their kids have more opportunities to excel academically, personally and spiritually. Lincoln Lutheran Schools keep a leading edge by implementing the latest in technology and teaching methods. Teachers really care and do everything they can to make sure students are well-prepared to succeed in college 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.
Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program begins and 18 months and goes through Pre-Kindergarten. We have four different class offerings.
Bumblebee Toddlers (18 mons. - 2 years) - Learn More About Bumblebee Toddlers
Butterfly Toddlers(2 years - 3 years) - Learn More About Butterfly Toddlers
Preschool (3 years by July 31, 2018 and potty trained) - Learn More About Preschool
Pre-Kindergarten (4 years by July 31 and potty trained) - Learn More About Pre-Kindergarten
Extended School Day Childcare (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 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 $6.00
After school care (3:15 to 5:45 p.m.) - $6.50/hr. (charged by 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
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)
Summer Camp Information
How Old to Children Have to Be to Attend Summer Camp?
Trinity Lutheran School Offers Summer Camp Each Summer for Children ages 18 months - finishing 5th grade and will be divided into appropriate age groups.
When Does Summer Camp Take Place and What are the Hours?
Summer Camp is offered Monday—Friday, 7:00 am—5:45 p.m. usually beginning the Wednesday after school lets out and ending the Friday before the next school year begins. We are closed Memorial Day, and July 4th.
Do I Have to Sign My Child Up for Every Week of Summer Camp?
No, you are able to select the weeks that your child will be attending. Please note: Your child must be signed up for each week in order to attend! Notice must be given to the Director (Melissa Green) ONE FULL WEEK PRIOR in order to add or cancel a week. You must be in contact (phone, in person, email) with Mrs. Green to get approval. You will only be allowed to add a week if space permits.
Do I Have To Bring a Lunch For My Child?
Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided to each child.
What Do Children do at Summer Camp?
Each week will include:
Daily Theme activities
Swimming lessons (optional)
Fun times with friends
Visit Trinity Lutheran School to Check Out Summer Camp
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 SIGN UP HERE, call the Trinity Lutheran School Office at (402) 466-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp Rates
Enrollment and Weekly Rates
Toddler (18 months – 2 yrs):
Enrollment/Activity Fee: $80.00
Full Time Rate (20.25 hours / week or more): $175.00 per week
Part Time Rate (20.00 hours / week or less): $7.75 / hour
Preschool (3yrs. - 4 yrs- must be fully potty-trained)
Enrollment/Activity Fee: $100.00
Full Time Rate (20.25 hours / week or more): $170.00
Part Time Rate (20.00 hours / week or less): $7.50 / hour
Early Elementary (finishing Pre-K (5 yrs) and Kindergarten):
Enrollment/Activity Fee: $125.00
Full Time Rate (20.25 hours / week or more): $165.00
Part Time Rate (20.00 hours / week or less): $7.25 / hour
Middle and Upper Elementary (finishing 1st – finishing 6th):
Enrollment/Activity Fee: $145.00
Full Time Rate (20.25 hours / week or more): $160.00
Part Time Rate (20.00 hours / week or less): $7.00/ hour
No Show and Drop In Fees
No-Show fee (did not cancel ONE WEEK PRIOR):
Drop in fee (was not signed up and did not get approval ONE WEEK PRIOR):
weekly rate + $50.00
Multiple Child Discounts
(Applies only to full time students and the
youngest child will be charged as the 1st child.)
- Full Time Rate for the First Full Time Child
- $140 per week for the Second Full Time Child
- $120 per week for the Third Full Time Child
- $100 per week for the Fourth Full Time Child
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.