Schools & Child Care


Lincoln Public Schools are renowned for their long-standing legacy of educational excellence, serving more than 34,000 students from early childhood and kindergarten through their senior year in high school.

  • 37 elementary schools
  • 10 middle schools
  • 6 high schools, plus Focus Programs in
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Information Technology
    • Science

There are also a number of parochial and private school options in the Lincoln area, including one elementary/junior high Montessori option.

North Star High School

After School / Child Care

After School

The Lincoln Community Learning Centers (CLC) provides a delivery system that uses the local school as the hub of service. These centers provide safe, supervised before and after school programs, weekend and summer enrichment programs, and many other supportive services for citizens of all ages.

Child Care & Preschool

UNL opened a new Children's Center in August 2009.

There are a variety of other childcare and pre-school options in the Lincoln area, including in-home, center and Montessori, among others.