Zion Lutheran School

Zion Lutheran School of Kearney has offered high quality, Christ-centered education for over 87 years! Zion Lutheran is a state-approved school and all teachers are Nebraska-certified.
Zion has also been recognized as the Best of Kearney Preschool four times! Come see why so many know Zion to be a school of excellence.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 199 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Zion Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Nebraska for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1930

Student Body

Total Students
199 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Zion Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Solid polos and khaki pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
While we do charge tuition, we never want money to be the reason that a family not attend our school. We do offer tuition assistance and make every effort to help those who want to attend.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Zion Lutheran School of Kearney is a private, nonprofit organization, therefore it is necessary for the school to charge tuition. Various scholarships, tuition-assistance, and other tuition programs are available to help with the cost of education. The principal or administrative assistant would be more than happy to discuss the various options with you. We never want tuition to be a deterrent to those seeking a Christian education - we will work with you to make it possible for you to enroll your child.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NE School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 199 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Nebraska is $3,603 for elementary schools and $7,798 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nebraska is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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