Be more at Lincoln Lutheran

At Lincoln Lutheran, Faith Matters

Faith shines through everything we say and do. You'll see Christ reflected in the discipleship shown in the classroom, hallways and on the field.

Discover More Opportunities to Grow

With smaller class sizes, students at Lincoln Lutheran have greater access to all that middle school and high school have to offer - from the music and arts, to sports and academics.

Embrace and Overcome Challenges

Students are empowered to excel as they persevere through challenging academic study and develop a spirit of curiosity about the world around them.

Lincoln Lutheran Provides Families and Students With:
  • A Christ-centered education that prepares students for college and life.
  • Activities and programs to develop their God-given talents and interests.
  • A community of teachers and staff committed to student success.
  • Challenging and comprehensive academic curriculum to shape lifelong learning.

School History

Leaders of Trinity, Redeemer and Calvary Lutheran Churches created the Lincoln Lutheran School Association in the late 1950’s. The mission of the newly formed Association was to create a separate Junior High School to address the lack of space faced by the existing K – 8 schools operated by Calvary and Trinity. In the fall of 1962, the doors of the new Lincoln Lutheran grade 7-9 Junior High were opened at 1100 North 56th Street.

By 1993, the Association had grown to six churches with three elementary schools and the Junior High. A task force was formed to study the feasibility of expanding Lincoln Lutheran to a full high school. In the fall of 1995, a 10th grade was added, and Lincoln Lutheran officially became a Junior-Senior High School. The first senior class graduated in 1998, with 28 graduates. Sixth grade was added to our school for the 2005-2006 school year, making Lincoln Lutheran a 6th – 12th grade Middle and High School. The Association currently consists of eight member churches with four elementary schools as well as the Middle and High School.

School Profile

The enrollment of Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School has grown from 110 students in 1995 to 300 students in grades 6-12. Lincoln Lutheran serves non-Lutheran students as well as Lutheran.

Research indicates small schools often differentiate from their larger school counterparts by providing students with more personal attention, attaining higher graduation rates, and encouraging a higher level of participation by students in a variety of activities. Lincoln Lutheran’s small school environment, anchored in Christian values, has been credited for the growth of the school’s enrollment.

Lincoln Lutheran provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and graduates academically strong students as evidenced by seniors consistently scoring above the State and National averages on the ACT. Nearly 100% of students take this important test. 98% of graduates from Lincoln Lutheran continue their education at a post-secondary institution.

As part of the school's mission to prepare young people for college and life, Lincoln Lutheran offers excellent extracurricular opportunities --from fine arts to athletics. Vocal and instrumental groups earn high ratings at district and state music competitions. In Lincoln Lutheran's short history, its athletic teams have won over a dozen state championships and over forty district championships.

What we Believe

Philosophy of Education

It is the philosophy of Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School that the education provided its students will be, above all else, Christ-centered and Christian-based. Christian education is an outgrowth of the Great Commission, which Christ gave to His church. Each child is a gift from God, and should be educated in a loving and disciplined Christian environment.

The Christian school serves as a partner with parents, assisting them in the Christian education of their children --a task recognized as the parent’s primary responsibility. The standard of measurement in defining the success of Lincoln Lutheran will be that the Word of God, and the doctrines, teachings, and practices of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod as drawn from that Word are taught correctly.

Lincoln Lutheran's goal is to prepare students for both eternal life and life in this world by providing an an excellent, Christ-centered college preparatory education, ensuring that students are ready for their post-high school education and the rest of their lives.

The Purpose of Belief Statement

Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School is a Christian school. It was established by Lincoln area Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod churches in an effort to provide a loving environment where the Gospel will be taught and lived in all curricular and extra-curricular situations, enabling students to live the Christian life now and through eternity.

Our standards are not those of this world. They are in harmony with Scripture, and designed as a reflection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Fast Facts
  • 300 students in grades 6-12
  • Average class size is 14
  • 27 faculty members and administrators, 62% with master’s degree or higher and averaging of 15 years of teaching experience
  • College preparatory curriculum
  • ACT scores are among the highest in the area
  • 98% of Lincoln Lutheran graduates attend college
  • Chapel is celebrated twice a week
  • Classes incorporate a devotion or prayer
  • Students representing more than 20 different congregations from Lincoln and surrounding communities
  • A wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Special education services through LPS
  • 60 years of service to the greater Lincoln area
  • Accredited by the State of Nebraska Department of Education and the National Lutheran School Association
  • Policy of Non-Discrimination: Lincoln Lutheran does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion in considering applicants for admission.

Lincoln Lutheran School Association

Lincoln Lutheran works closely with eight local Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod churches in order to equip young people to be faithful disciples of Christ.

Calvary Lutheran Church
2788 Franklin Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

Christ Lincoln
4325 Sumner St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

Faith Lutheran Church
8701 Adams Street.
Lincoln, NE

Holy Savior Lutheran Church
10th & Superior
Lincoln, NE

Immanuel Lutheran Church
2001 South 11th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

Messiah Lutheran Church
1800 S. 84th St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

Redeemer Lutheran Church
510 South 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Trinity Lutheran Church
724 S. 12th St
Lincoln, NE 68508

Lincoln Lutheran Mission Partners

Mission Partner congregations value the importance of Christian Education and collaborate with the Association to enhance their ministry to children and youth.

Peace Lutheran Church
9831 North 145th Street
Waverly, NE 68462

The Rock Lutheran Church
237 South 3rd Street
Seward, NE 68434

St. John Lutheran Church
919 North Columbia Avenue
Seward, NE 68434

Word of Life Lutheran Church
200 Fletcher Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68521