Learn more about 51 institutions serving preschool through high school.

Central Ohio is home to an array of private schools that offer education options ranging from preschool to college preparatory programs.

This year's Private Schools Guide contains information for 51 institutions throughout Central Ohio that serve students in preschool through 12th grade. Our list is limited to schools that offer classes above the kindergarten level. Charter schools are not included.

Information was provided by schools that filled out our survey. Institutions that did not respond are not listed in the guide.

Enrollment shown is for the 2017-18 school year because current-year enrollment had not been finalized. Annual tuition is for 2018-19 and excludes fees, scholarships and discounts.

ALL SAINTS ACADEMY

2855 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus

614-231-3391

asacatholic.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 323

Student-teacher ratio: 24-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,800

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Laura Miller

Head of admissions: Barb Branfield

BISHOP READY HIGH SCHOOL

707 Salisbury Road, Columbus

614-276-5263

brhs.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 400

Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1

Annual tuition: $10,300

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

President: Celene Seamen

Head of admissions: Joseph Lang

BISHOP WATTERSON HIGH SCHOOL

99 E. Cooke Road, Columbus

614-268-8671

bishopwatterson.com

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 930

Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,745 for parish participants, $11,195 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

BRIDGEWAY ACADEMY

2500 Medary Ave., Columbus

614-262-7520

bridgewayohio.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 180 (students with autism and developmental disabilities)

Student-teacher ratio: 3-to-1

Annual tuition: $24,000 to $36,000

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Executive Directors: Abby David and Erin Nealy

Head of admissions: n/a

CALUMET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2774 Calumet St., Columbus

614-261-8136

xenosschools.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 249

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,365 to $6,168

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: James Fulford

Head of admissions: Terri DiPietro

CLINTONVILLE ACADEMY

3916 Indianola Ave., Columbus

614-267-4799

clintonvilleacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 111

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1

Annual tuition: $7,909 to $8,909, with volunteer credit available

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Director: Sarah Lindsay

Head of admissions: Julie Liggett

COLUMBUS ACADEMY

4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna

614-475-2311

columbusacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 1,080

Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1

Annual tuition: $11,700 to $27,500

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

Head of School: Melissa Soderberg

Head of admissions: John Wuorinen

COLUMBUS ADVENTIST ACADEMY

3650B Sunbury Road, Columbus

614-471-2083

caa4eternity.org

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 163

Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,650

Accreditation: The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities; National Council for Private School Accreditation; Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

Principal: Brenda Arthurs

Head of admissions: n/a

COLUMBUS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

150 E. Granville Road, New Albany

614-939-5311

cjds.org

Grades served: K-6

Enrollment: 55

Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1

Annual tuition: $16,900

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Tali Zelkowicz

Head of admissions: Jenny Glick

COLUMBUS MONTESSORI EDUCATION CENTER

979 S. James Road, Columbus

614-231-3790

columbusmontessori.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 6

Enrollment: 270

Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1

Annual tuition: varies, call for program-specific ratios

Accreditation: National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Montessori Society

Executive Director: Jamie Gottesman

Head of admissions: Rekha Kohli

COLUMBUS SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

65 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley

614-252-0781

columbusschoolforgirls.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 556

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $22,490 to $26,885

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Jennifer Ciccarelli

Head of admissions: Chelsea Woods

COLUMBUS TORAH ACADEMY

181 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus

614-864-0299

torahacademy.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 216

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $11,351 to $19,254

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., Columbus

614-223-9261

cristoreycolumbus.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 360

Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1

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

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Cathy Thomas

Head of admissions: Meghan Devring

DELAWARE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

45 Belle Ave., Delaware

740-363-8425

dcschool.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 290

Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,730 to $6,500

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

Head of School: Jane Miner

Head of admissions: Shayla Bliss

FAIRFIELD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

1965 N. Columbus St., Lancaster

740-654-2889

fcaknights.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 464

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,554 to $6,400

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

Superintendent: Craig Carpenter

Head of admissions: Kara Stephens

GAHANNA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

817 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna

614-536-1603

ourgca.com

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 335

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,463 (grades K-5), $5,916 (grade 6-8)

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

Superintendent: April Domine

Head of admissions: Cheryll Haugen

THE GLORIA S. FRIEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

428 E. Main St., Columbus

614-221-1518

gsfchristianacademy.org

Grades served: K-6

Enrollment: 40

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,650

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Administrator: Nadia Reed

Head of admissions: Sheryl Thorne

GRANVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

1820 Newark Granville Road, Granville

740-587-4423

granvilleca.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 281

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,100 to $5,750

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Principal: Jayme Deiner

Head of admissions: Tabitha Haynes

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: $5,200 to $6,500

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

ic-school.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 390

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,990 to $5,688, based on parish status (participating or nonparticipating)

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Colleen Kent

Head of admissions: Marina Hachwa

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

10447 Refugee Road, Pataskala

740-964-2211

libertychristianacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 400

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,000 to $5,400

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Head of School: LaVonne McIlrath

Head of admissions: Lisa Evenson

MADISON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

3565 Bixby Road, Groveport

614-497-3456

mcseaglesoh.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 549

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,045 to $6,295

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

Principal: Christina Jones and Sue White

Head of admissions: Renee Cooper

MARBURN ACADEMY

9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany

614-433-0822

marburnacademy.org

Grades served: 2-12

Enrollment: 265

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1 (grades 1-8), 16-to-1 (grades 9-12)

Annual tuition: $27,540 (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

MATER DEI ACADEMY

3695 Elm St., Whitehall

614-231-1984

materdeiacademy.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 22

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1

Annual tuition: $1,850 to $5,900-plus

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Directress of Administration: Mary Amorose

Head of admissions: Mary Amorose

NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

492 Williams Road, Columbus

614-497-3815

newbeginningsschool-daycare.org

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 155

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,400

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Victoria Highfield

Head of admissions: Victoria Highfield

NEWARK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

1 Green Wave Drive, Newark

740-344-3594

newarkcatholic.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 265

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,800

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Beth Hill

Head of admissions: Meredith McDonald

NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

2655 W. Schrock Road, Westerville

614-882-1493

ncslions.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 188

Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,400 to $6,700

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Principal: Jesse Stout

Head of admissions: Ashley Kester

OAKSTONE ACADEMY

900 Club Drive, Westerville

614-899-2838

oakstoneacademy.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 650

Student-teacher ratio: 3-to-1

Annual tuition: $2,200

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Eddie Napier

Head of admissions: Dixie Gerbert

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL

3752 Broadway, Grove City

614-875-6779

ourladyofperpetualhelp.net/school

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 365

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,125

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Julie Freeman

Head of admissions: Brian Allen

POLARIS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2150 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center

614-431-6888

pcalions.com

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 152

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $5,205 to $5,620

Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered

Principal: Judy Hoban

Head of admissions: Katie Wijnhamer

SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

10040 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City

614-873-3130

shekinahchristian.org

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 111

Student-teacher ratio: 13-to-1

Annual tuition: $3,096 to $6,192

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

Administrator: Brice Kauffman

Head of admissions: Ann Grissom

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL

4081 Reed Road, Columbus

614-451-1626

standrewschool.com

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 410

Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,620

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Joel Wichtman

Head of admissions: Debbie Joseph

ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL

1300 Urban Drive, Columbus

614-888-4268

stanthonycolumbus.org

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 162

Student-teacher ratio: 25-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,850

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Chris Ianconis

Head of admissions: n/a

ST. BRENDAN SCHOOL

4475 Dublin Road, Hilliard

614-876-6133

stbrendanschool.us

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 465

Student-teacher ratio: 24-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,150

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Will Gruber

Head of admissions: Will Gruber

ST. BRIGID OF KILDARE SCHOOL

7175 Avery Road, Dublin

614-718-5815

stbrigidofkildare.com

Grades served: preschool to grade 8

Enrollment: 650

Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,150

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Kathy O'Reilly

Head of admissions: Cindy Sovik

ST. CECILIA SCHOOL

440 Norton Road, Columbus

614-878-3555

stceciliacolumbus.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 208

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1 (prekindergarten to grade 1), 25-to-1 (grades 2-8)

Annual tuition: $6,155

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Lori Smith

Head of admissions: Julie Beattie

ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY SCHOOL

2010 E. Broad St., Columbus

614-252-6714

stcharlesprep.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 625 boys

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,995

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: James Lower

Head of admissions: James Lower

ST. FRANCIS DESALES HIGH SCHOOL

4212 Karl Road, Columbus

614-267-7808

sfdstallions.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 838

Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,575 to $10,125

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Daniel Garrick

Head of admissions: Julie Barber

ST. JOSEPH MONTESSORI SCHOOL

933 Hamlet St.

614-291-8601

sjms.net

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 240

Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1

Annual tuition: $10,630 to $11,400

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: K-8

Enrollment: 390

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1

Annual tuition: $2,100 to $5,880

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Gina Stull

Head of admissions: Gina Stull

ST. MARY SCHOOL GERMAN VILLAGE

700 S. Third St., Columbus

614-444-8994

stmaryschoolgv.com

Grades served: preschool to grade 8

Enrollment: 254

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 CATHOLIC SCHOOL

795 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna

614-431-4930

cdstmatthew.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 613

Student-teacher ratio: 35-to-1 (with aide)

Annual tuition: $3,650 (parish participant) or $5,650 (nonparticipant)

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Susan Maloy

Head of admissions: n/a

ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL

64 E. Shelby Road, Worthington

614-885-3149

stmichaelworthington.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 8

Enrollment: 400

Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1 (kindergarten), 24-to-1 (grades 1-8)

Annual tuition: $6,712 or $1,000 to $4,363 for first through fourth child with parish subsidy

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Sister John Paul

Head of admissions: Kathy Trafford

ST. TIMOTHY SCHOOL

1070 Thomas Lane, Columbus

614-451-0739

sttimschool.org

Grades served: K-8

Enrollment: 250

Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,600

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: George Mosholder

Head of admissions: George Mosholder

ST. VINCENT FAMILY CENTER

1490 E. Main St., Columbus

614-252-0731

svfc.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 5

Enrollment: 250

Student-teacher ratio: 4-to-1

Annual tuition: free for qualifying students

Accreditation: Council on Accreditation, Ohio Department of Education chartered

Education Coordinator: Janelle Miller

Head of admissions: Erika Stromsoe

TREE OF LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

935 Northride Road, Columbus

614-263-2688

tolcs.org

Grades served: prekindergarten to grade 12

Enrollment: 560

Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1

Annual tuition: $1,810 to $8,625

Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International

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: 311

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

Head of School: Tres Marangoni

Head of admissions: Eric Majewski

THE WELLINGTON SCHOOL

3650 Reed Road, Columbus

614-457-7883

wellington.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 651

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $12,300 to $24,250

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Robert Brisk

Head of admissions: Maryline Kulewicz

WELSH HILLS SCHOOL

2610 Newark-Granville Road, Granville

740-522-2020

welshhills.org

Grades served: preschool to grade 12

Enrollment: 108

Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1

Annual tuition: $9,750 to $10,500

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Head of School: Michelle Lerner

Head of admissions: Michelle Lerner

WILLIAM V. FISHER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

1803 Granville Pike, Lancaster

740-654-1231

fishercatholic.org

Grades served: 9-12

Enrollment: 179

Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1

Annual tuition: $6,600 to $7,600

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Principal: Joseph Jasinski

Head of admissions: Sally Lozada

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

6675 Worthington Galena Road, Worthington

614-431-8215

worthingtonchristian.com

Grades served: K-12

Enrollment: 921

Student-teacher ratio: 13-to-1

Annual tuition: $4,600 to $10,000

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

Head of School: Troy McIntosh

Head of admissions: Lisa Raikes