Best Ohio Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,238 private schools serving 221,238 students in Ohio (there are 3,658 public schools, serving 1,685,666 students). 12% of all K-12 students in Ohio are educated in private schools (compared to the national average of 10%).
The average private school tuition is $7,371 for elementary schools and $10,895 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Ohio include Hathaway Brown School, St. Xavier High School and Cincinnati Country Day School.
The average acceptance rate is 89% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 24% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
69% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Ohio Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% of K-12 Students in Private Schools
15
2,751
15%
25
5,118
8%
12
2,241
10%
159
40,903
20%
5
1,012
8%
155
26,283
12%
40
2,545
21%
18
2,497
10%
139
37,491
26%
36
1,110
24%
9
1,869
16%
18
3,947
12%
31
5,187
11%
47
11,693
13%
20
4,097
12%
17
2,817
10%
9
1,252
7%
39
5,455
9%
63
12,409
14%
24
3,893
9%
17
1,541
9%
9
1,405
7%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Ohio?
The best top ranked private schools in Ohio include Hathaway Brown School, St. Xavier High School and Cincinnati Country Day School.
How many private schools are located in Ohio?
1,238 private schools are located in Ohio.
How much do private schools cost in Ohio?
The average private school tuition in Ohio is $7,371 for elementary schools and $10,895 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Ohio?
Ohio private schools are approximately 24% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Ohio go to private school?
12% of all K-12 students in Ohio are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Ohio?
69% of private schools in Ohio are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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