At CSG, vibrant, confident, empowered girls thrive in an environment created specifically for them.
Opportunities are abundant at CSG leadership development, academic excellence, ethical growth, artistic distinction, athletics, and the development of a lifelong love of learning.
Expert faculty members know each student individually, and a relevant, meaningful curriculum is grounded in project-based learning.
Founded in 1898, CSG is an independent college preparatory school accredited by the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), serving girls pre-school through grade 12.
Conveniently located just east of downtown Columbus in Bexley, CSG enrolls students from 51 zip codes and 31 local schools, generally within a 50-mile radius.
CSG embraces the vitality of our diverse community, and provides a curriculum that reflects multiple cultures and connectedness. In 2015, 38% of CSG`s student body are students of color, 31% receive financial aid, and we welcome students from a wide range of religions, backgrounds and family structures. An overall 8:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that students will receive attention appropriate to their academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 564 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,945
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 6 / rolling

Top Rankings

Columbus School For Girls ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
564 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Columbus School For Girls Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Chemistry; AP English Language; AP English Literature; AP European History; AP Government & Politics: US; AP Government & Politics: Comparative; AP Latin; AP Music Theory; AP Physics C: Mechanics; AP Spanish, Honors Algebra II; Honors Biology; Honors Chemistry; Honors Geometry; Honors Physics; Honors U.S. History (Grade X); Post-AP Multivariable Calculus/Linear Algebra; Post-AP Advance Reading in Latin Literature
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(Campbell plaid skirt, white polo, navy cardigan)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$2 million in need-based financial aid is available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Chelsea Woods
Admissions Associate
Stephanie Hill



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
30+ special interest and awareness clubs, Author visits, book club and school literary magazine, both internal and external, cooking classes, D.C. (VIII), FIRST LEGO Robotics league and First Robotics Team, gardening, Middle School overnight class trips to Camp Wilson (VI), piano and swimming, School newspaper and Yearbook, Science Discovery at Stone Laboratory (VII) and Washington, service learning projects, Student council, Upper School May Program: Mini-courses and internships

Arts and Music Programs:
band and choir begin in Grade 4, Canada, Fine Arts and Photography, Four main stage theater programs, Instrumental and vocal music including strings and select choir, Strings, Upper School form XI trip to Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Lower school form IV and V offer Basketball, Soccer Skills, Tennis and Volleyball

School Notes

  • CSG defines what it means to be an empowered girl who can discover her true voice and embrace her full potential.  CSG features distinguished academics and abundant STEAM offerings, including a robotics program that begins in first grade and continues through high school. In autumn 2012, CSG opened its new Wellness and Athletics Complex, comprised of an Aquatic Center featuring an 8-lane competition pool with dive platforms, Fitness Center, and Wellness/Yoga Studio. A 400-seat state-of-the art theater was completed in the spring of 2014.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
CSG had great potential, but their elitist and out of touch attitude ruined their honestly superior academic curriculum. The teachers and administration are arrogant and insist on evaluating people by the color of their skin. The student body is primarily Jewish, and the worldview follows from their superior view towards other races and ethnicities, with the favored identities taking precedence. The girls are snobbish. It did give me a good foundation for my future but at the expense of any semblance of quality of life or enjoyment of high school. I attended for 7 years and hated every single one. The reviews won't let me give the school anything but 5 stars. Figures.
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I absolutely love CSG for my daughter over the last 6 years. The school atmosphere is a peaceful and safe place for my daughter to spread her wings. The teachers are definitely on your team to shape your daughter into being a brilliant, independent, kind individual. The best part is that all the families want to be there, and are supportive of the administration; it's a great environment for a child to learn.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 564 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,945
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 6 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Columbus, OH is $11,938 for elementary schools and $15,035 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Columbus, OH is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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