Best Ohio Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,238 private schools serving 221,084 students in Ohio (there are 3,656 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 $7,343 for elementary schools and $10,948 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Ohio include Columbus School For Girls, The Miami Valley School and Western Reserve Academy.
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
% Minority
15
2,736
15%
25
5,118
18%
12
2,241
30%
159
40,904
32%
21
3,759
15%
5
1,012
7%
155
26,283
38%
40
2,545
5%
18
2,497
17%
139
37,491
23%
36
1,110
22%
9
1,869
14%
18
3,953
16%
10
1,949
17%
31
5,187
16%
47
11,693
31%
20
4,097
26%
17
2,817
3%
9
1,252
7%
39
5,419
20%
62
12,409
23%
10
1,331
18%
24
3,893
14%
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 Columbus School For Girls, The Miami Valley School and Western Reserve Academy.
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 $7,343 for elementary schools and $10,948 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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