There are 22 private schools for elementary and high school students. While public schools are free, private schools in Lincoln are typically run by religious organizations and require tuition payments from students or their families.
Although all private schools in Lincoln are Christian-based, Christian beliefs are not required to enroll. For example, there are eleven Catholic elementary schools and nine Lutheran schools in Lincoln, but anyone, regardless of race or religion, may enroll. However, tuition rates may be cheaper for those of Catholic or Lutheran faith.