Looking for a new education option? Browse our directory of 53 Central Ohio programs.

The Columbus region has numerous options for parents who want to enroll their children in private school, including parochial, special needs and college preparatory programs.

Our 2019 Private Schools Guide includes 53 institutions throughout Central Ohio that serve students in preschool through 12th grade. The list is limited to programs that offer classes above the kindergarten level. Charter schools are not included.

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

Enrollment shown is for the 2019-20 school year. In cases where a school had not yet finalized that number, the 2018-19 headcount is included for reference. Annual tuition is for 2019-20 and excludes fees, scholarships and discounts. 

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All Saints Academy
2855 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus
614-231-3391
asacatholic.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: 370
Student-teacher ratio: 21-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,975
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: $10,000
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
President: Celene Seamen
Head of admissions: Joseph S. Lang

Bishop Watterson High School
99 E. Cooke Road, Columbus
614-268-8671
bishopwatterson.com
Grades served: 9-12
Enrollment: TBD (906 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1
Annual tuition: $9,990 for parish participants, $11,440 for nonparticipants. Tuition is discounted after the first child.
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 through grade 12
Enrollment: 185 (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
Co-founders and Co-executive Directors: Abby David and Erin Nealy
Head of admissions: Ellie Preston, student services administrator 

Clintonville Academy
3916 Indianola Ave., Columbus
614-267-4799
clintonvilleacademy.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: 115+
Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1
Annual tuition: $8,146 with parent service to school
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Director: Sally Lindsay
Head of admissions: Julie Liggett 

Columbus Academy
4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna
614-475-2311
columbusacademy.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: 1,140
Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1
Annual tuition: $12,000 to $28,700
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
3650 Sunbury Road, Columbus
614-471-2083
caa4eternity.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 160
Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,650 or EdChoice Scholarship Program
Accreditation: National Council for Private School Accreditation, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Education
Principal: Brenda J. Arthurs
Head of admissions: Bunnie Mason

Columbus Jewish Day School
150 E. Granville Road, New Albany
614-939-5311
cjds.org
Grades served: K-6
Enrollment: 66
Student-teacher ratio: 5-to-1
Annual tuition: $17,200
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools, Ohio WILD School Site
Head of School: Rachel Arcus-Goldberg
Head of admissions: Jenny Glick 

Columbus Montessori Education Center
979 S. James Road, Columbus
614-231-3790
columbusmontessori.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 6
Enrollment: TBD (265 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1
Annual tuition: $9,940 to $12,385
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., Columbus
614-252-0781
columbusschoolforgirls.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (564 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1
Annual tuition: $25,995 to $27,890
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Head of School: Jennifer Ciccarelli
Head of admissions: Chelsea Woods, director of enrollment 

Columbus Torah Academy
181 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus
614-864-0299
torahacademy.org
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: TBD (220 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 6-to-1
Annual tuition: $11,805 to $19,639
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: 400
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $15,000
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 through grade 12
Enrollment: 330
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,020 to $6,830
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International
Head of School: Jane Miner
Head of admissions: Shayla Bliss 

Eastwood Seventh-Day Adventist Jr. Academy
6350 Sunbury Road, Westerville
614-794-6350
ejaonline.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 80
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,500
Accreditation: National Council for Private School Accreditation, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Education
Principal: Warren Johnson
Head of admissions: Rebekah Cuellar 

Fairfield Christian Academy
1965 N. Columbus St., Lancaster
740-654-2889
fcaknights.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (445 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,749 (K-5); $6,250 (6-8); $6,595 (9-12)
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
813 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna
614-471-9270
ourgca.com
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 160
Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,463 (K-6), $5,916 (7-8)
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Superintendent: April Domine
Head of admissions: Cheryll Haugen 

Genoa Christian Academy
7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville
740-965-5433
genoachristianacademy.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (360 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,954 to $7,039
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Superintendent: Craig Bartley
Head of admissions: Barb Stambaugh 

The Gloria S. Friend Christian Academy
428 E. Main St., Columbus
614-221-1518
gsfchristianacademy.org
Grades served: K-6
Enrollment: TBD (48 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,650
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Ohio Department of Education chartered
Administrator: Nadia Reed
Head of admissions: Nadia Reed 

Granville Christian Academy
1820 Newark-Granville Road, Granville
740-587-4423
granvilleca.org
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: TBD (257 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 18-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,200 to $5,600
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Head of School: Lee Reno
Head of admissions: Jennifer Haga 

Harvest Preparatory School
4595 Gender Road, Canal Winchester
614-382-1111
harvestprep.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: 725
Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,400 to $6,700
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Head of School: Kenneth Grunden
Head of admissions: Brenda Langston 

Immaculate Conception School
366 E. North Broadway, Columbus
614-267-6579
ic-school.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: TBD (370 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 11-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,239 to $6,056 for the first child
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Colleen Kent
Head of admissions: Marina Hachwa

The Juniper School
636 Chase Road, Columbus
614-674-8325
thejuniperschool.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 4
Enrollment: 83
Student-teacher ratio: 9-to-1 (kindergarten), 20-to-1 (grades 1-4)
Annual tuition: $4,860 to $6,300 kindergarten, $4,455 grades 1-4
Accreditation: Working toward Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and Association of Waldorf Schools of North America certifications and Ohio Department of Education charter
Principal: Jennifer Zegler
Head of admissions: Nicole Graf 

Liberty Christian Academy
10447 Refugee Road, Pataskala
740-964-2211
libertychristianacademy.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (425 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,100 to $5,600
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered, member of the Association of Christian Schools International
Head of School: LaVonne McIlrash
Head of admissions: Lisa Evenson 

Madison Christian School
3565 Bixby Road, Groveport
614-497-3456
mcseaglesoh.org
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: 535
Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1 lower school, 13-to-1 upper school
Annual tuition: $5,150 (K-4), $5,325 (5-6), $5,875 (7-8), $6,425 (9-12)
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International, AdvancED, Ohio Department of Education chartered
Principals: Sue White (lower school) and Christina Jones (upper school)
Head of admissions: Miranda McCall

Mansion Day School
72 Woodland Ave., Columbus
614-258-4449
mansiondayschool.org
Grades served: preschool to grade 5
Enrollment: TBD (70 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1
Annual tuition: $9,854
Accreditation: Ohio Association of Independent Schools
Head of School: Dee James
Head of admissions: William Morgan 

Marburn Academy
9555 Johnstown Road, New Albany
614-433-0822
marburnacademy.org
Grades served: 1-12
Enrollment: TBD (285 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1 (grades 1-8), 16-to-1 (9-12)
Annual tuition: $28,370 to $29,830 (the average, after scholarships and financial aid, is $12,460)
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Interim Head of School: Scott Burton
Head of admissions: Celeste Stevenson

Mater Dei Academy
3695 Elm St., Whitehall
614-231-1984
materdeiacademy.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: TBD (12 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 5-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,200 to $5,900
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Principal: Colleen Moss
Head of admissions: Colleen Moss 

New Beginnings Christian School
492 Williams Road, Columbus
614-497-3815
newbeginningsschool-daycare.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 123
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,500
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: 215
Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,900
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association, Ohio Department of Education chartered
Principal: Beth Hill
Head of admissions: Jodi Snider 

Northside Christian School
2655 W. Schrock Road, Westerville
614-882-1493
ncslions.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (187 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1
Annual tuition: $2,810 to $6,900
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 through grade 12
Enrollment: 585
Student-teacher ratio: 7-to-1 (preschool to grade 4), 10-to-1 (5-12)
Annual tuition: varies based on program
Accreditation: Ohio Department of Education chartered
Principal: Eddie Napier
Head of admissions: Dixie Gebert 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
3752 Broadway, Grove City
614-875-6779
ourladyofperpetualhelp.net
Grades served: preschool through grade 8
Enrollment: 330
Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,125
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Julie Freeman
Head of admissions: Brad Allen 

Red Oak Community School
93 W. Weisheimer Road, Columbus
614-362-9776
redoakcommunityschool.org
Grades served: K-5
Enrollment: 70
Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1
Annual tuition: $3,000 to $6,800
Accreditation: None desired
School Manager: Cheryl Ryan
Head of admissions: Cheryl Ryan

Shekinah Christian School
10040 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City
614-873-3130
shekinahchristian.org
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: TBD (109 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1
Annual tuition: $3,102 to $6,564
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International
Administrator: Brice Kauffman
Head of admissions: Ann Grissom 

St. Agatha Catholic School
1880 Northam Road, Upper Arlington
614-488-9000
saintagathaschool.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 8
Enrollment: 193 (tentative)
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,200 to $7,700
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Luna Alsharaiha
Head of admissions: Luna Alsharaiha 

St. Andrew School
4081 Reed Road, Columbus
614-451-1626
standrewschool.com
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: TBD (435 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 25-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,760 parishioner, $6,500 nonparishioner, with discounts for multiple children
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Joel Wichtman
Head of admissions: Chuck Rekow

St. Anthony School
1300 Urban Drive, Columbus
614-888-4268
stanthonycolumbus.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 194
Student-teacher ratio: 25-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,000 maximum, depending on parish status, income and EdChoice scholarships
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Chris Iaconis
Head of admissions: Monica Landis 

St. Brigid of Kildare School
7175 Avery Road, Dublin
614-718-5825
stbrigidofkildare.com
Grades served: preschool through grade 8
Enrollment: 650
Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,300
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Kathy O’Reilly
Head of admissions: Megan Wachalec

St. Cecilia School
440 Norton Road, Columbus
614-878-3555
stceciliacolumbus.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 211
Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,455
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Lori Smith
Head of admissions: Laura Kreber 

St. Francis DeSales High School
4212 Karl Road, Columbus
614-267-7808
sfdstallions.org
Grades served: 9-12
Enrollment: 883
Student-teacher ratio: 17-to-1
Annual tuition: $9,825 to $10,375
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Daniel Garrick
Head of admissions: Julie Barber

St. Joseph Montessori School
933 Hamlet St., Columbus
614-291-8601
sjms.net
Grades served: preschool through grade 8
Enrollment: TBD (230 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 12-to-1
Annual tuition: $11,210
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Head of School: Brenda Huth
Head of admissions: Heather Zerbi 

St. Mary School
66 E. William St., Delaware
740-362-8961
stmarydelaware.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: 400
Student-teacher ratio: 14-to-1
Annual tuition: $3,000 to $4,250
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., Columbus
614-444-8994
stmaryschoolgv.org
Grades served: prekindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: 375
Student-teacher ratio: 17-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 through grade 8
Enrollment: 600
Student-teacher ratio: 23-to-2 (kindergarten), 35-to-2 (grades 1-8)
Annual tuition: $5,850; see website for grants and discounts
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Mark S. Oppenheimer
Head of admissions: not applicable 

St. Paul Catholic School
61 Moss Road, Westerville
614-882-2710
stpaulk-8.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 8
Enrollment: 800
Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1
Annual tuition: $5,000
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Kathleen Norris
Head of admissions: Faustin Weber 

St. Vincent Prep Academy
1490 E. Main St., Columbus
614-252-0731
svfc.org
Grades served: K-5
Enrollment: 200
Student-teacher ratio: 10-to-2
Annual tuition: $4,600 (accepts EdChoice and offers additional scholarships)
Accreditation: Council on Accreditation
Principal: Janelle Miller
Head of admissions: Emily Eckert

Tree of Life Christian Schools
935 Northridge Road, Columbus
614-263-2688
tolcs.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: 612
Student-teacher ratio: 20-to-1
Annual tuition: $1,865 to $8,885
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International
Superintendent: Todd Marrah
Head of admissions: Carol Tanner 

Trinity Catholic Elementary School
1440 Grandview Ave., Columbus
614-488-7650
trinity.cdeducation.org
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: TBD (162 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 16-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,392 Catholic rate, $6,555 non-Catholic rate
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Kimber Moehrman
Head of admissions: Kimber Moehrman 

Wellington School
3650 Reed Road, Columbus
614-457-7883
wellington.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: TBD (650 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1
Annual tuition: $12,500 to $25,900
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Head of School: Jeff Terwin
Head of admissions: Maryline Kulewicz, director of admissions and financial aid 

Welsh Hills School
2610 Newark-Granville Road, Granville
740-522-2020
welshhills.org
Grades served: preschool through grade 12
Enrollment: 110
Student-teacher ratio: 8-to-1
Annual tuition: $9,950 to $12,000
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: TBD (165 in 2018-19)
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $6,950 to $7,525
Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Principal: Jim Globokar
Head of admissions: Jim Globokar 

Worthington Adventist Academy
870 Griswold St., Worthington
614-885-9525
worthingtonadventistacademy.com
Grades served: K-8
Enrollment: 87
Student-teacher ratio: 15-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,650
Accreditation: National Council for Private School Accreditation, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Office of Education
Principal: Valerie W. Green
Head of admissions: not applicable 

Worthington Christian School
6675 Worthington Galena Road, Worthington
614-431-8215
worthingtonchristian.com
Grades served: K-12
Enrollment: 915
Student-teacher ratio: 13-to-1
Annual tuition: $4,920 to $10,848
Accreditation: member of the Association of Christian Schools International
Head of School: Troy McIntosh
Head of admissions: Lisa Raikes