Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Ohio

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The average private elementary school in Ohio was founded around 1957 (2021).
The oldest private elementary school in Ohio is Grand River Academy, founded in 1831.
The oldest private elementary schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Elementary Schools in Ohio (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Grand River Academy
    Grand River Academy Photo - Students on campus.
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1831
    Grades: 8-123042 College Street
    Austinburg, OH 44010
    (440) 275-2811

  • Rank: #22.
    Bishop Flaget School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1837
    Grades: PK-8570 Parsons Ave
    Chillicothe, OH 45601
    (740) 774-2970

  • Rank: #33.
    Saint James School (White Oak)
    Saint James School (White Oak) Photo - Our students are eager to learn!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1843
    Grades: NS-86111 Cheviot Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45247
    (513) 741-5333

  • Rank: #44.
    St. Mary Elementary School
    St. Mary Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: PK-8640 1st Street N.E.
    Massillon, OH 44646
    (330) 832-9355

  • Rank: #55.
    St. Francis De Sales School
    St. Francis De Sales School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1850
    Grades: 1-838 Granville St
    Newark, OH 43055
    (740) 345-4049

  • Rank: #66.
    St. Ursula Academy
    St. Ursula Academy Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1854
    Grades: 6-124025 Indian Rd
    Toledo, OH 43606
    (419) 531-1693

  • Rank: #77.
    St. Peter Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-6310 N 8th St.
    Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
    (419) 294-1395

  • Rank: #88.
    St. Paul Westlake
    St. Paul Westlake Photo - Tiger pride is apparent throughout our campus!
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: NS-827981 Detroit Rd
    Westlake, OH 44145
    (440) 835-3051

  • Rank: #99.
    St. Francis Seraph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1861
    Grades: PK-814 East Liberty Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (513) 721-7778

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    St. Boniface School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-84305 Pitts Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45223
    (513) 541-5122

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    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))
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: PK-6305 W Main St
    Woodville, OH 43469
    (419) 849-3600

  • Rank: #1212.
    St. Mary Elementary School
    St. Mary Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1864
    Grades: NS-8309 E Chestnut St
    Lancaster, OH 43130
    (740) 654-1632

  • Rank: #1313.
    Saint Mary School German Village
    Saint Mary School German Village Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: NS-8700 S. Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43206
    (614) 444-8994

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: PK-8304 E Main St.
    Bellevue, OH 44811
    (419) 483-6066

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    St. Bernard School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: K-87115 Springdale Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45247
    (513) 353-4224

  • Rank: #14-1614.- 16.
    Saint Rose Catholic School
    Saint Rose Catholic 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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: NS-8217 E. Front Street
    Perrysburg, OH 43551
    (419) 874-5631

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    St. Joseph Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: PK-8333 N Thoman Street
    Crestline, OH 44827
    (419) 683-1284

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    St. Peter's Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: PK-663 S Mulberry St
    Mansfield, OH 44902
    (419) 524-2572

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    St. John Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: PK-8655 Wayne Avenue
    Defiance, OH 43512
    (419) 782-1751

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    St. Wendelin Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: NS-12533 N Countyline St
    Fostoria, OH 44830
    (419) 435-8144

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Academy Of St Adalbert
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-856 Adelbert St
    Berea, OH 44017
    (440) 234-5529

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    St. Patrick School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-8226 Elm St
    London, OH 43140
    (740) 852-0161

  • Rank: #2323.
    Hathaway Brown School
    Hathaway Brown School Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1876
    Grades: NS-1219600 North Park Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    (216) 932-4214

  • Rank: #2424.
    St. Francis De Sales School
    St. Francis De Sales School Photo - This part of the building was built in 2001.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-81602 Madison Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45206
    (513) 961-1953

  • Rank: #2525. Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-121715 S Reynolds Road
    Toledo, OH 43614
    (419) 381-1312

  • Rank: #2626.
    St. Joseph Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-8175 Saint Joseph Dr
    Amherst, OH 44001
    (440) 988-4244

  • Rank: #2727.
    St. Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1886
    Grades: PK-866 E William St
    Delaware, OH 43015
    (740) 362-8961

  • Rank: #2828.
    St. Francis School
    St. Francis School Photo - Field Trips
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: K-87206 Myron Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44103
    (216) 361-4858

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    The Summit Country Day School
    The Summit Country Day School Photo - Founded in 1890, The Summit maintains a beautiful 24-acre campus and a 16-acre Athletic Complex located 10 minutes north on I-71. Ten local school districts provide bussing to the school. The Summit maintains a bus to the northern communities of Mason and West Chester.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: NS-122161 Grandin Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45208
    (513) 871-4700

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    University School
    University School Photo - University School Upper Campus
    All-boys
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: PK-122785 SOM Center Road
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
    (216) 831-2200

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: PK-81285 Main St
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    (513) 895-9212

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Laurel School
    Laurel School Photo - Laurel School's Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: NS-12One Lyman Circle
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    (216) 464-1441

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Bethany School
    Bethany School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: K-8555 Albion Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45246
    (513) 771-7462

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Columbus School For Girls
    Columbus School For Girls Photo
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-1265 S. Drexel. Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43209
    (614) 252-0781

  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Holy Angels Elementary School
    Holy Angels Elementary School Photo - Preschoolers enjoy some time outside
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1902
    Grades: PK-8223 L Street
    Dayton, OH 45409
    (937) 229-5959

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