Learn more about 43 Central Ohio institutions

Central Ohio has numerous education options for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. The offerings include a wide assortment of private schools whose curricula range from college preparatory to parochial.

This new Private Schools Guide includes information about 43 such schools throughout the region. Our list is limited to institutions that offer education above the kindergarten level. Charter schools are not included.

We aimed to make the list as inclusive and robust as possible and used similar lists from sister publications Columbus CEO and Columbus Monthly as a starting point. However, some schools did not respond to requests for information or fill out our survey; these institutions are not listed in the guide.

Enrollment shown is for the 2016-17 school year, since schools had not yet finalized current enrollment. Annual tuition is for 2017-18 and excludes fees.

Bishop Watterson High School

99 E. Cooke Road

614-268-8671

bishopwatterson.com

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 983

Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,370 for participating parish members, $10,695 for nonparticipants. Tuition is discounted for second and third children.

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Deacon Chris Campbell

Head of admissions: Mary Kate Campbell

Blessed Sacrament School

394 E. Main St., Newark

740-345-4125

blessedsacramentschoolnewark.org

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 173

Student-teacher ratio: 19-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,150 for participating parish members, $4,530 for nonparticipants

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Mary Packham

Head of admissions: Mary Packham

Calumet Christian School

2774 Calumet St.

614-261-8136

xenosschools.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 255

Student-teacher ratio: 25-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,360 (kindergarten) to $6,072 (eighth grade)

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: James Fulford

Head of admissions: Terri DiPietro

Clintonville Academy

3916 Indianola Ave.

614-267-4799

clintonvilleacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 112

Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1

Annual tuition: $7,735 with volunteer credit

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Director: Sally Lindsay

Head of admissions: Registrar Julie Liggett

Columbus Academy

4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna

614-475-2311

columbusacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 1,085

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $11,300 to $26,550

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, National Association of Independent Schools

Head of School: Melissa Soderberg

Head of admissions: John Wuorinen

Columbus Jewish Day School

150 East Granville Road, New Albany

614-939-5311

cjds.org

Grades served: kindergarten to grade six

Enrollment: 60

Student-teacher ratio: 4-to-1

Annual tuition: $16,900

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Ohio Association of Independent Schools, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools

Head of School: Rabbi Tali Zelkowicz

Head of admissions: Jenny Glick

Columbus Montessori Education Center

979 S. James Road

614-231-3790

columbusmontessori.org

Grades served: age 6 weeks to grade six

Enrollment: 250

Student-teacher ratio: varies, call for program-specific ratios

Annual tuition: $3,500 to $17,300

Accreditation: National Association for the Education of Young Children; full member of the American Montessori Society; star rated in the Step up to Quality system of the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Executive Director: Jamie Gotttesman

Head of admissions: Rekha Kohli

Columbus School for Girls

65 S. Drexel Ave.

614-252-0781

columbusschoolforgirls.org

Grades served: age 3 to grade 12

Enrollment: 567

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $13,245 (half-day preschool) to $25,730 (grade 12)

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Head of School: Jennifer M. Ciccarelli

Head of admissions: Jenni Biehn

Columbus Torah Academy

181 Noe Bixby Road

614-864-0299

torahacademy.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 211

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1

Annual tuition: $11,218 to $18,877

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff

Head of admissions: Shari Herszage

Cristo Rey Columbus High School

400 E. Town St.

614-223-9261

cristoreycolumbus.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 350

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $250 to $2,500, based on income

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

President: Jim Foley

Head of admissions: Meghan Devring

Delaware Christian School

45 Belle Ave., Delaware

740-363-8425

dcschool.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 248

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1 prekindergarten, 20-to-1 grades K-12

Annual tuition: $1,620 to $6,140, variable tuition available

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered, member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Head of School: John Stubblefield

Head of admissions: Amy Mullins

Fairfield Christian Academy

1965 N. Columbus St., Lancaster

740-654-2889

fcaknights.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 500

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,200 to $6,200

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Superintendent: Craig Carpenter

Head of admissions: Kara Stephens

Gahanna Christian Academy

817 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna

614-536-1601

ourgca.com

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 325

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,155 to $7,302

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Superintendent: April Domine

Head of admissions: Cheryll Haugen

Granville Christian Academy

1820 Newark-Granville Road, Granville

740-587-4423

granvilleca.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 325

Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,100 to $5,500

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principals: Jayme Diener, elementary school, and Jeff Dalzell, middle and high school

Head of admissions: Rhonda Malone

Harvest Preparatory School

4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester

614-382-1111

harvestprep.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 600

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,700 to $6,200

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Head of School: Kenneth Grunden

Head of admissions: Brenda Langston

Immaculate Conception School

366 E. North Broadway

614-267-6579

iccols.org

Grades served: preschool to grade eight

Enrollment: 400

Student-teacher ratio: 13-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,500 to $5,100, based on parish status (participating or nonparticipating)

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Colleen Kent

Head of admissions: Colleen Kent

Liberty Christian Academy

10447 Refugee Road, Pataskala

740-964-2211

libertychristianacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 381

Student-teacher ratio: 12.7-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,900 to $5,100

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Administrator: LaVonne McIlrath

Head of admissions: Lisa Evenson

Mansion Day School

72 Woodland Ave.

614-258-4449

mansiondayschool.org

Grades served: preschool to grade four

Enrollment: 65

Student-teacher ratio: 9-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,358 without child care, $10,858 with child care

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Dee James

Head of admissions: Christy Edwards

Marburn Academy

9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany

614-433-0822

marburnacademy.org

Grades served: two to 12

Enrollment: 240

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1 in grades two to eight; 18-to-1 in grades nine to 12

Annual tuition: $25,960 to $27,300 (the average, after financial aid and scholarships, is $12,000)

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Jamie Williamson

Head of admissions: Celeste Stevenson

New Beginnings Christian School

492 Williams Road

614-497-3815

newbeginningsschool-daycare.org

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 113

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,300

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Vicki Highfield

Head of admissions: Vicki Highfield

Northside Christian School

2655 West Schrock Road, Westerville

614-882-1493

ncslions.org

Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 12

Enrollment: 184

Student-teacher ratio: 13-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,440 (primary) to $6,560 (high school)

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Administrator: John Taylor

Head of admissions: Debbie Newman

Oakstone Academy

900 Club Drive, Westerville

614-899-2838

oakstoneacademy.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 551

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1

Annual tuition: $1,000 to $4,500

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Eddie Napier

Head of admissions: Dixie Gebert

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

3752 Broadway, Grove City

614-875-6779

ourladyofperpetualhelp.net

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 330

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,875 to $5,875

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Julie Freeman

Head of admissions: Julie Freeman

Polaris Christian Academy

2150 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center

614-431-6888

pcalions.com

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 145

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,100 to $5,508

Accreditation: no

Principal: Judy Hoban

Head of admissions: Lia Lofreso

St. Andrew School

4081 Reed Road

614-451-1626

standrewschool.com

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 395

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,485

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Joel Wichtman

Head of admissions: Debbie Joseph

St. Anthony School

1300 Urban Drive

614-888-4268

stanthonycolumbus.org

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 162

Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,550 to $6,750, EdChoice scholarship accepted

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Chris Iaconis

Head of admissions: Chris Iaconis

St. Bernadette School

1325 Wheeling Road, Lancaster

740-654-3137

stbernadetteschool.com

Grades served: preschool to grade 5

Enrollment: 70

Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,400 to $5,300

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Pamela Eltringham

Head of admissions: Pamela Eltringham

St. Brendan School

4475 Dublin Road, Hilliard

614-876-6132

stbrendanschool.us

Grades served: kindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 470

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,950 to $5,700

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Will Gruber

Head of admissions: Will Gruber

St. Brigid of Kildare School

7175 Avery Road, Dublin

614-718-5825

stbrigidofkildare.com

Grades served: preschool to grade eight

Enrollment: 560

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,050

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Kathy O'Reilly

Head of admissions: Cindy Sovik

St. Charles Preparatory School

2010 E. Broad St.

614-252-6714

stcharlesprep.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 645 boys

Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,865 for participating Catholic family, $10,195 for nonparticipants

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: James Lower

Head of admissions: James Lower

St. Francis DeSales High School

4212 Karl Road

614-267-7808

sfdstallions.org

Grades served: nine to 12

Enrollment: 793

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $8,975 to $9,490

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Dan Garrick

Head of admissions: Julie Barber

St. Joseph Montessori School

933 Hamlet St.

614-291-8601

sjms.net

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 240

Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1

Annual tuition: $10,300 to $11,050

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Head of School: Matt Brenner

Head of admissions: Dara Jackson

St. Mary School

66 E. William St., Delaware

740-362-8961

stmarydelaware.org

Grades served: preschool to grade eight

Enrollment: 328

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,880 to $5,700

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Gina R. Stull

Head of admissions: Gina R. Stull

St. Mary School German Village

700 S. Third St.

614-444-8994

stmaryschoolgv.com

Grades served: preschool to grade eight

Enrollment: 282

Student-teacher ratio: 22-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,150

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Kayla Walton

Head of admissions: Nikki Budd

St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School

795 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna

614-471-4930

cdstmatthew.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade eight

Enrollment: 617

Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,450

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Susan Maloy

Head of admissions: Susan Maloy

St. Vincent Family Center

1490 E. Main St.

614-252-0731 (choose option 1)

svfc.org

Grades served: preschool to grade five

Enrollment: 88 (preschool), 120 (school-age)

Student-teacher ratio: 4-to-1

Annual tuition: sliding fee scale; public funding, Medicaid and private insurance cover costs in most cases

Accreditation: Council on Accreditation

Principal: Janelle Miller

Head of admissions: Emily Eckert

Tree of Life Christian Schools – Dublin Campus

2900 Martin Road, Dublin

614-792-2671

tolcs.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade five

Enrollment: 128

Student-teacher ratio: 9-to-1

Annual tuition: $1,752 to $6,552

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, AdvancED

Principal: Lydia Seevers

Head of admissions: Carol Tanner

Tree of Life Christian Schools – Indianola Campus

2141 Indianola Ave.

614-299-4906

tolcs.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade five

Enrollment: 129

Student-teacher ratio: 9-to-1

Annual tuition: $1,752 to $6,552

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, AdvancED

Principal: Colleen Hoffman

Head of admissions: Carol Tanner

Tree of Life Christian Schools – Northridge Campus

935 Northridge Road

614-263-2688

tolcs.org

Grades served: six to 12

Enrollment: 272

Student-teacher ratio: 9-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,966 to $8,248

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, AdvancED

Superintendent: Todd Marrah

Head of admissions: Carol Tanner

Village Academy

284 S. Liberty St., Powell

614-841-0050

villageacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 310

Student-teacher ratio: 5-to-1

Annual tuition: $12,000 to $18,000

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, National Association of Independent Schools, Ohio Association of Independent Schools

Interim Head of School: Tres Marangoni

Head of admissions: Eric Majewski

The Wellington School

3650 Reed Road

614-457-7883

wellington.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 667

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $12,000 to $23,550

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, National Association of Independent Schools, Ohio Association of Independent Schools

Head of School: Robert Brisk

Head of admissions: Maryline Michel Kulewicz

William V. Fisher Catholic High School

1803 Granville Pike, Lancaster

740-654-1231

fishercatholic.org

Grades served: nine to 12

Enrollment: 165

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,400

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Joseph Jasinski

Head of admissions: Joseph Jasinski

Worthington Christian Schools

6675 Worthington Galena Road, Worthington

614-431-8215

worthingtonchristian.com

Grades served: kindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 904

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,528 to $9,982

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, AdvancED

Head of School: Troy McIntosh

Head of admissions: Lisa Raikes