Most Selective Private Schools in Ohio

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Ohio is approximately 89% per year (2020).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Ohio is currently Marburn Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Ohio (2020)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Marburn Academy
    Marburn Academy Photo - Marburn's Cheer Squad has fun at half-time!
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 1-129555 Johnstown Road
    New Albany, OH 43054
    (614)433-0822

  • Rank: #22.Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 9-12115 College Street
    Hudson, OH 44236
    (330)650-9717

  • Rank: #33.
    Toledo Christian Schools
    Toledo Christian Schools Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 52%
    Grades: NS-122303 Brookford Dr
    Toledo, OH 43614
    (419)389-8700

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    The Columbus Academy
    The Columbus Academy Photo - Each student in Columbus Academy's Upper School performs at least 50 hours of community service, much of it off-campus.
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: NS-124300 Cherry Bottom Road
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614)509-2220

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    St Xavier High School
    St Xavier High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 9-12600 N Bend Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45224
    (513)761-7100

  • Rank: #66.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-125151 Denise Dr
    Dayton, OH 45429
    (937)434-4444

  • Rank: #77.Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-126905 Given Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45243
    (513)979-0220

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1238588 Mentor Ave
    Willoughby, OH 44094
    (440)942-3600

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-84400 West 140th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    (216)251-2321

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.
    Discovery School
    Discovery School Photo - Horse back riding at RaeMelton.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-6855 Millsboro Road
    Mansfield, OH 44903
    (419)756-8880

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.
    Gilmour Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1234001 Cedar Rd
    Gates Mills, OH 44040
    (440)473-8050

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.
    Lutheran High School East
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-123565 Mayfield Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    (216)382-6100

  • Rank: #8-138.-13.
    Test CBC
    Montessori School (Assembly of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-12101 North High Street
    Christiansburg, OH 43215
    (756)858-7478

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    Bethany School
    Bethany School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-8555 Albion Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45246
    (513)771-7462

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    Cincinnati Waldorf School
    Cincinnati Waldorf School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-106743 Chestnut Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45227
    (513)541-0220

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    St. Francis De Sales School
    St. Francis De Sales School Photo - This part of the building was built in 2001.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-81602 Madison Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45206
    (513)961-1953

  • Rank: #14-1714.-17.
    Village Academy
    Village Academy Photo - Pre-Kindergarten Science
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-12284 S. Liberty St.
    Powell, OH 43065
    (614)841-0050

  • Rank: #1818.
    Granville Christian Academy
    Granville Christian Academy Photo - Discover the Difference. Call to schedule a tour today!
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 77%
    Grades: K-121820 Newark Granville Road
    Granville, OH 43023
    (740)587-4423

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Cleveland Montessori
    Cleveland Montessori Photo
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-812510 Mayfield Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    (216)421-0700

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Communion Of Saints School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-82160 Stillman Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    (216)932-4177

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Cornerstone Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-122846 Som Center Road
    Willoughby, OH 44094
    (440)943-9260

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Good Shepherd School
    Good Shepherd School Photo - 2015-16 GSS Class at Pumpkin Farm
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 1-128700 Edison St Ne
    Louisville, OH 44641
    (330)935-0623

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Mogadore Christian Academy
    Mogadore Christian Academy Photo - MCA students have a thriving soccer team that keeps the competition on their toes.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 1-123603 Carper Ave
    Akron, OH 44312
    (330)628-8482

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Saint Ignatius High School
    Saint Ignatius High School Photo - Cleveland's Catholic, Jesuit high school is rooted in Ignatian spirituality. Our education forms students to be open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to social justice. Graduates emerge as Men for Others.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 9-121911 W 30th St
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216)651-0222

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    St William Elementary School
    St William Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: K-84125 Saint William Ave
    Cincinnati, OH 45205
    (513)471-2989

  • Rank: #19-2619.-26.
    Valley Christian Academy
    Valley Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-81037 East Blvd
    Aurora, OH 44202
    (330)562-8191

  • Rank: #2727.
    The Lillian & Betty Ratner Montessori School
    The Lillian & Betty Ratner Montessori School Photo - Curious. Creative. Caring.
    Montessori School (Jewish)
    Acceptance Rate: 83%
    Grades: NS-827575 Shaker Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44124
    (216)464-0033

  • Rank: #2828.
    Harvest Preparatory School
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 84%
    Grades: PK-124595 Gender Rd
    Canal Winchester, OH 43110
    (614)382-1111

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: K-122151 W Russell Rd
    Sidney, OH 45365
    (937)492-7556

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    Cleveland Central Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-126550 Baxter Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44105
    (216)441-4700

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    Emmanuel Christian School
    Emmanuel Christian School Photo - 4th-5th grade girls basketball
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: K-124607 W Laskey Road
    Toledo, OH 43623
    (419)885-3558

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    Gahanna Christian Academy
    Gahanna Christian Academy Photo - Preschool, Middle School & High School Building
    (Assembly of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-8817 N Hamilton Rd
    Columbus, OH 43230
    (614)536-6101

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    Ross County Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-122215 Egypt Pike
    Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740)772-4552

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    Royalmont Academy
    Royalmont Academy Photo - Private Preschool - High School College Preparatory Catholic School. Royalmont collaborates with parents to create Christian leaders who will transform society.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-12200 Northcrest Drive
    Mason, OH 45040
    (513)754-0555

  • Rank: #29-3729.-37.
    St. Joseph Parish School
    St. Joseph Parish School Photo - Saint Joseph Parish School, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. For more info, visit http://saintjoe.org .
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-81909 3rd St
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    (330)928-2151

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