Most Selective Private Schools in Ohio

The average private school acceptance rate in Ohio is 89% per year (2024).
The most selective school in Ohio is Acton Academy Columbus, with an acceptance rate of 25%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 25% 85% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 72%

Most Selective Private Schools in Ohio (2024)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Acton Academy Columbus
Acton Academy Columbus Photo
Alternative School
Acceptance Rate: 25%
Grades: K-8
5762 Wilcox Rd
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 603-7227
Rank: #22.
Western Reserve Academy
Western Reserve Academy Photo
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 9-12
115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 650-9717
Rank: #33.
Toledo Christian Schools
Toledo Christian Schools Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Grades: PK-12
2303 Brookford Dr
Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 389-8700
Rank: #44.
St. Xavier High School
St. Xavier High School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Grades: 9-12
600 N Bend Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 761-7600
Rank: #55.
The Columbus Academy
The Columbus Academy Photo - Between the ages of one and six, the greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction. In the "responsive classrooms" in the Lower School of Columbus Academy, social and emotional learning are as important as the academic curriculum. Children in our classrooms feel a sense of belonging, that they are significant and that it is safe to take risks.
Acceptance Rate: 57%
Grades: NS-12
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 509-2220
Rank: #66.
The Miami Valley School
The Miami Valley School Photo - Founded in 1964, The Miami Valley School is the Dayton area's premier Pre-K through 12th grade school, ranking #1 in the Dayton area for Private High School, Overall High School, STEM Programs, Best Teachers, and College Preparation.
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-12
5151 Denise Dr
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 434-4444
Rank: #77.
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: NS-12
6905 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243
(513) 979-0220
Rank: #88.
Cincinnati Waldorf School
Cincinnati Waldorf School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Grades: NS-12
6743 Chestnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 541-0220
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Andrews Osborne Academy
Andrews Osborne Academy Photo - A newly renovated Student Union and Cafe serve our students needs.
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
38588 Mentor Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 942-3600
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Birchwood School of Hawken
Birchwood School of Hawken Photo - Birchwood School of Hawken inspires children to set goals, be productive and develop an attitude toward life that is positive, purposeful, and fulfilling. Children develop ethics of hard work, self-discipline, fortitude, and responsibility so children can reach their goals.
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-8
4400 West 140th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 251-2321
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Discovery School
Discovery School Photo - Horse back riding at RaeMelton.
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-6
855 Millsboro Road
Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 756-8880
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Gilmour Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: PK-12
34001 Cedar Rd
Gates Mills, OH 44040
(440) 442-1104
Rank: #9 - 139. - 13.
Lutheran High School East
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Grades: 9-12
3565 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 382-6100
Rank: #1414.
Grand River Academy
Grand River Academy Photo - Students on campus.
All-boys
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Grades: 8-12
3042 College Street
Austinburg, OH 44010
(440) 275-2811
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
Bethany School
Bethany School Photo - Bethany School is a place where children thrive.
(Episcopal)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-8
555 Albion Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 771-7462
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
Grove City Christian School
(Church of the Nazarene)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-12
4750 Hoover Rd
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 875-3000
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
Hathaway Brown School
Hathaway Brown School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: NS-12
19600 North Park Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 320-8767
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
Ramah Christian Academy
Ramah Christian Academy Photo - Ramah has two kindergarten classes. One class is for students who have late birthdays but will turn 5 before January 1. The second kindergarten class is for students whose birthday falls before July 31st of this year.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-8
4770 Lee Road
Cleveland, OH 44128
(440) 463-2825
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
St. Francis De Sales School
St. Francis De Sales School Photo - This part of the building was built in 2001.
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
1602 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 961-1953
Rank: #15 - 2015. - 20.
St. Peter's Elementary School
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-6
63 S Mulberry St
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 524-2572
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Communion Of Saints School
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
2160 Stillman Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 932-4177
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Cornerstone Christian Academy
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
2846 Som Center Road
Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 943-9260
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Good Shepherd Christian Academy
Good Shepherd Christian Academy Photo - 2015-16 GSS Class at Pumpkin Farm
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 1-12
8700 Edison St Ne
Louisville, OH 44641
(330) 935-0132
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Granville Christian Academy
Granville Christian Academy Photo - Discover the GCA Difference! Call or email to schedule a tour today!
(Christian)
(15)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: K-12
1820 Newark Granville Road
Granville, OH 43023
(740) 587-4423
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Our Lady Of The Elms School
Our Lady Of The Elms School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
1375 W Exchange St
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 867-0918
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Our Shepherd Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: K-8
508 Mentor Ave
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 357-7776
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
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 (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 6-12
1911 W 30th St
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 651-0222
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
St. William School
St. William School Photo
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
4125 Saint William Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45205
(513) 471-2989
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Spring Garden Waldorf School
Spring Garden Waldorf School Photo - Art is part of every day in the Waldorf curriculum. Painting, drawing, sculpting, dance, theater and other arts are integrated into language, math, history and science lessons.
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
1791 Jacoby Road
Akron, OH 44321
(330) 666-0574
Rank: #21 - 3021. - 30.
Valley Christian Academy
Valley Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
1037 East Blvd
Aurora, OH 44202
(330) 562-8191
Rank: #3131.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Photo
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 81%
Grades: 9-12
15 N Maple St
Akron, OH 44303
(330) 253-9113
Rank: #3232.
Acceptance Rate: 83%
Grades: NS-8
27575 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44124
(216) 464-0033
Rank: #3333.
Harvest Preparatory School
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 84%
Grades: PK-12
4595 Gender Rd
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 382-1111
Rank: #34 - 4234. - 42.
Christian Academy Schools
Christian Academy Schools Photo
(Christian)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: K-12
2151 W Russell Rd
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 492-7556
Rank: #34 - 4234. - 42.
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: 9-12
6550 Baxter Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105
(216) 441-4700
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ohio average private schools acceptance rate?
The Ohio average private schools acceptance rate is 89% for 2024.
What are the most selective private schools in Ohio?
The top ranked private schools in Ohio include Acton Academy Columbus, Western Reserve Academy and Toledo Christian Schools.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Ohio?
The most selective private high school in Ohio is Western Reserve Academy, with an acceptance rate of 45%. The most selective private elementary school is Acton Academy Columbus, with an acceptance rate of 25%.

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