Nebraska Christian School

Nebraska Christian Schools (NCS) is a K-12, non-denominational, private, Christian school. Our students represent a variety of denominations, and they are taught a biblically integrated, rigorous college prep curriculum.All students attend Bible class each day and chapel once a week. Dorms are available for high school students.

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Nebraska Christian School

Nebraska Christian School

NCS is approved by the Nebraska Department of Education and is an ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) member school. NCS is also a member of the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Goldenrod Conference. NCS admits students irrespective of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

NCS is located on a 27-acre campus one mile outside of the city limits of Central City, Nebraska (population 2,900), 22 miles east of Grand Island, Nebraska (population 49,000), and 110 miles west of Omaha, Nebraska (population 415,000).


  • Founded:  1959
  • Type of School: PreK-12 Private Christian School
  • Academic Year: 4 quarters, August-May
  • Academic Week:  4-day school week, normally Tuesday-Friday
  • Academic Day:  8 am-4 pm
  • Elementary Enrollment: 48
  • Secondary Enrollment: 156
  • Graphic Representation: 84% American students, 16% international students
  • Student-to-Faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Average 2014 ACT: 25.0
  • Placement:  Baylor University, Boston College, Duke University, Georgetown University, John’s Hopkins University, LeTourneau University, New York University, Ohio State University, Pepperdine University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Temple University, Trinity International University, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Wheaton College
  • Unique Programs: Weekly chapel featuring guest speakers; Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols musical event; Annual Elementary Musical; Senior trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Campus: 27 acres including three classroom buildings, two dorms, and an industrial technology facility
  • Location: Central City, NE

International Student

 Nebraska Christian Schools has been welcoming international students since the 1970s. For many years, only one or two international students attended NC each year, and the majority of these students came from Japan. These students received tutoring support, but no ESL classes were offered.

The international program as it exists today began in 2001 with the arrival of Superintendent Dr. David J. Edgren. Under Dr. Edgren’s leadership, NC’s international program grew to include students from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macau, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, and Germany.

The international program continues to thrive today, and we currently have 32 students from six countries studying at Nebraska Christian. English acquisition and immersion are some of the benefits of studying with us.

    • Application Fee: $300 (non refundable) for first-time applicants.  Nebraska Christian pays the $200 SEVIS I-20/I-94 fee.
    • Deposit: $500 – This is used for unanticipated expenses. Any portion of the deposit not used by the student will be refunded at the time of departure.
    • International Student Fees: $27,500 – Includes tuition, room and board, ESL support, insurance, activity fee, book fee, extra-curricular activity fees, airport trips for fall arrival and spring departure, and home stays or airport trips for Christmas and Spring Break. Does not include the graduation fee of $75 or medical fees not covered by insurance. This fee also covers several day trips during both semesters for shopping trips to Asian markets, eating at Asian restaurants, and attending various concerts, sporting events, and plays. Also included are two major trips per year. Past trips have gone to Chicago; the Rocky Mountains in Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; Branson, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Washington, D.C.; and Denver, Colorado.
    • Payment Schedule – All tuition and fees are due by May 1. For application or visa appointment after June 1, one full semester payment is due before the I-20 will be issued. If the student does not receive his/her visa, the tuition payment will be refunded (less the wiring fee) upon our receipt of the official document stating the reason for denial.
    • Late Payments – A late payment fee of $250 will be assessed on payments that are made after May 1. The student’s spot will not be guaranteed if payment is not received by May 1.
    • Refund ScheduleSince all accounts with the school are due and payable on May 1, the following refunds will be made to students who withdraw. Students who register but do not attend will be charged for one semester. No refunds will be given if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons.