Oldest Private Schools in Ohio

The average private school in Ohio was founded around 1967 (2024).
The oldest private school in Ohio is Western Reserve Academy, founded in 1826.
Year Founded Range: 1826 1886 Avg. Year Founded: 1862

Oldest Private Schools in Ohio (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Western Reserve Academy
Western Reserve Academy Photo
(1)
Founding Date: 1826
Grades: 9-12
115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 650-9717
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Grand River Academy
Grand River Academy Photo - Students on campus.
All-boys
Founding Date: 1831
Grades: 8-12
3042 College Street
Austinburg, OH 44010
(440) 275-2811
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
St. Xavier High School
St. Xavier High School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1831
Grades: 9-12
600 N Bend Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(513) 761-7600
Rank: #44.
Bishop Flaget School
Bishop Flaget School Photo - Middle school students test the effectiveness of their structures in an earthquake.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: NS-8
570 Parsons Ave
Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 774-2970
Rank: #55.
St. James School
St. James School Photo - Our students are eager to learn!
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1843
Grades: K-8
6111 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247
(513) 741-5333
Rank: #66.
St. Mary Elementary School
St. Mary Elementary School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1849
Grades: PK-8
640 1st Street N.E.
Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 832-9355
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Beaumont School
Beaumont School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1850
Grades: 9-12
3301 North Park Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 321-2954
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Founding Date: 1850
Grades: 9-12
505 S Ludlow St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-3740
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
St. Francis De Sales School
St. Francis De Sales School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1850
Grades: 1-8
38 Granville St
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-4049
Rank: #1010.
Founding Date: 1853
Grades: PK-8
17 S Maple St
Akron, OH 44303
(330) 762-5912
Rank: #1111.
St. Ursula Academy
St. Ursula Academy Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(16)
Founding Date: 1854
Grades: 6-12
4025 Indian Rd
Toledo, OH 43606
(419) 531-1693
Rank: #1212.
St. Peter School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1857
Grades: PK-6
310 N 8th St.
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
(419) 294-1395
Rank: #1313.
St. Paul Westlake
St. Paul Westlake Photo - Tiger pride is apparent throughout our campus!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: NS-8
27981 Detroit Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 835-3051
Rank: #1414.
St. Francis Seraph School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1861
Grades: PK-8
14 East Liberty Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-7778
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
St. Boniface School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: K-8
4305 Pitts Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 541-5122
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Solomon Lutheran School
Solomon Lutheran School Photo - Solomon provides a multi-denominational faith-based education.
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(2)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: PK-6
305 W Main St
Woodville, OH 43469
(419) 849-3600
Rank: #1717.
St. Mary Continuation School
St. Mary Continuation School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1864
Grades: K-8
309 E Chestnut St
Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 654-1632
Rank: #1818.
Saint Mary School German Village
Saint Mary School German Village Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: NS-8
700 S. Third Street
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-8994
Rank: #1919.
St. Barbara Elementary School
St. Barbara Elementary School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: PK-8
2809 Lincoln Way Nw
Massillon, OH 44647
(330) 833-9510
Rank: #20 - 2320. - 23.
Immaculate Conception School
Immaculate Conception School Photo - Christmas Program 2023
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-6
200 W Wayne St
Celina, OH 45822
(419) 586-2379
Rank: #20 - 2320. - 23.
Immaculate Conception School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-8
304 E Main St.
Bellevue, OH 44811
(419) 483-6066
Rank: #20 - 2320. - 23.
St. Bernard School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: K-8
7115 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247
(513) 353-4224
Rank: #20 - 2320. - 23.
St. Rose Continuation School
St. Rose Continuation School Photo - Saint Rose Catholic School students celebrate the school's 150th Anniversary on the feast day of Saint Rose of Lima in August 2017.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1867
Grades: PK-8
217 E. Front Street
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419) 874-5631
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
St. Joseph Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: PK-8
333 N Thoman Street
Crestline, OH 44827
(419) 683-1284
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
St. Peter's Elementary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: PK-6
63 S Mulberry St
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 524-2572
Rank: #2626.
St. John Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1869
Grades: PK-8
16035 County Road U
Napoleon, OH 43545
(419) 598-8702
Rank: #2727.
St. John Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: PK-8
655 Wayne Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-1751
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Academy Of St. Adalbert
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
56 Adelbert St
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 234-5529
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
226 Elm St
London, OH 43140
(740) 852-0161
Rank: #3030.
Hathaway Brown School
Hathaway Brown School Photo
All-girls
(2)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: NS-12
19600 North Park Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 320-8767
Rank: #3131.
St. Francis De Sales School
St. Francis De Sales School Photo - This part of the building was built in 2001.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: PK-8
1602 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 961-1953
Rank: #3232.
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-12
1715 S Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 381-1313
Rank: #3333.
St. Joseph Elementary School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-8
175 Saint Joseph Dr
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 988-4244
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
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)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: 6-12
1911 W 30th St
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 651-0222
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
St. Mary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1886
Grades: PK-8
66 E William St
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 362-8961
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ohio average private schools founding year?
The Ohio average private schools founding year is 1967 for 2024.
What are the private schools with oldest founding year in Ohio?
The top ranked private schools in Ohio include Western Reserve Academy, Grand River Academy and St. Xavier High School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Ohio?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Ohio is Western Reserve Academy, with a year of 1826. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Grand River Academy, with a year of 1831.

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