Top 20 Best Columbus Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 87 private schools serving 18,051 students in Columbus, OH (there are 271 public schools, serving 112,306 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Columbus, OH are educated in private schools (compared to the OH state average of 12%).
The top ranked private schools in Columbus, OH include The Columbus Academy, Columbus School For Girls and St. Charles Preparatory School.
The average tuition cost is $11,687, which is higher than the Ohio private school average tuition cost of $7,913.
60% of private schools in Columbus, OH are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Columbus Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Columbus School For Girls
Columbus School For Girls Photo
All-girls
(2)
65 S. Drexel. Ave.
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 252-0781
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Bishop Hartley High School
(Catholic)
1285 Zettler Rd
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 237-5421
Grades: 9-12
| 717 students
Bishop Ready High School
(Catholic)
707 Salisbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 276-5263
Grades: 9-12
| 419 students
Bishop Watterson High School
Bishop Watterson High School Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
99 E Cooke Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 268-8671
Grades: 9-12
| 899 students
The Columbus Academy
The Columbus Academy Photo - Between the ages of one and six, the greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction. In the "responsive classrooms" in the Lower School of Columbus Academy, social and emotional learning are as important as the academic curriculum. Children in our classrooms feel a sense of belonging, that they are significant and that it is safe to take risks.
4300 Cherry Bottom Road
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 509-2220
Grades: NS-12
| n/a students
Columbus Adventist Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
3650 Sunbury Rd # B
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 471-2083
Grades: K-8
| 148 students
Columbus Torah Academy
(Jewish)
(1)
181 Noe Bixby Rd
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 864-0299
Grades: K-12
| 210 students
Cristo Rey Columbus High School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
400 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 223-9261
Grades: 9-12
| 409 students
Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center
Forest Park Christian Early Learning Center Photo
Daycare / Preschool
5600 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 888-5282
Grades: PK-K
| 51 students
Immaculate Conception School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
366 E North Broadway St
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-6579
Grades: PK-8
| 393 students
Liberty Christian Academy
(Christian)
4938 Beatrice Dr
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 864-5332
Grades: PK-12
| 454 students
St. Agatha School
(Catholic)
(4)
1880 Northam Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 488-9000
Grades: PK-8
| 218 students
St. Andrew Continuation School
(Catholic)
4081 Reed Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 451-1626
Grades: PK-8
| 524 students
St. Charles Preparatory School
All-boys | Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
(1)
2010 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 252-6714
Grades: 9-12
| 631 students
St. Francis De Sales High School
(Catholic)
(1)
4212 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 267-7808
Grades: 9-12
| 876 students
St. James The Less School
(Catholic)
1628 Oakland Park Ave
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 268-3311
Grades: NS-8
| 478 students
Saint Mary School German Village
Saint Mary School German Village Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
700 S. Third Street
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-8994
Grades: NS-8
| 280 students
795 Havens Corners Rd
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 471-4930
Grades: PK-8
| 590 students
St. Michael School
(Catholic)
(1)
64 E. Selby Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 302-5247
Grades: K-8
| 388 students
Tree Of Life Christian Schools
Tree Of Life Christian Schools Photo
(Christian)
935 Northridge Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 263-2688
Grades: PK-12
| 981 students
The Wellington School
The Wellington School Photo - The Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio
(7)
3650 Reed Road
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 457-7883
Grades: NS-12
| 713 students
Worthington Christian School K-12
(Brethren)
6675 Worthington Galena Rd
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 431-8215
Grades: K-12
| 972 students
All Saints Academy
(Catholic)
(2)
2855 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 231-3391
Grades: PK-8
| 321 students
Almadina Academy
(Islamic)
5714 Columbus Sq
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 948-3153
Grades: K-1
| 14 students
Avicenna Preparatory School
(Islamic)
2721 Sawbury Blvd
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 698-2001
Grades: K-7
| 49 students
Bethel Road KinderCare
Bethel Road KinderCare Photo - Lobby
Daycare / Preschool
2001 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 457-0754
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Bonner Academy
Special Education School
(3)
2440 Dawnlight Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 471-2626
Grades: 3-6
| 15 students
Bridgeway Academy
Bridgeway Academy Photo
Special Education School
1350 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 262-7520
Grades: NS-12
| 204 students
Calumet Christian School
Calumet Christian School Photo - Calumet Campus, Xenos Christian Schools
(Christian)
(1)
2774 Calumet Street
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 261-8136
Grades: NS-8
| 327 students
Cherry Creek KinderCare
Cherry Creek KinderCare Photo - Front of Building
Daycare / Preschool
550 Fox Ridge St.
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 870-7375
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Child Care Center At Riverside
Daycare / Preschool
835 Thomas Lane
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 566-4847
Grades: PK-K
| 245 students
Children's Academy
Alternative School
(1)
100 Obetz Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 491-3270
Grades: PK-K
| 91 students
8145 N High St
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 985-1464
Grades: PK-5
| 64 students
Cleveland Ave KinderCare
Cleveland Ave KinderCare Photo - Infant Room
Daycare / Preschool
5351 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 891-4444
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
Clintonville Academy
Clintonville Academy Photo - A sample of artwork from our students.
(1)
3916 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-4799
Grades: PK-8
| 122 students
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Columbus, Ohio Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4099 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 267-7531
Grades: PK-5
| 102 students
Ecole Francaise (Closed 2023)
Special Education School
5120 Godown Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 451-1309
Grades: K-5
| 59 students
860 Griswold St
Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 885-5664
Grades: K-10
| 106 students
4663 Trabue Road
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 878-3961
Grades: 5-8
| 39 students
767 N Cassady Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 252-7136
Grades: K-5
| 87 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Columbus, OH?
The top ranked private schools in Columbus, OH include The Columbus Academy, Columbus School For Girls and St. Charles Preparatory School.
How many private schools are located in Columbus, OH?
87 private schools are located in Columbus, OH.
How much do private schools cost in Columbus, OH?
The average tuition cost is $11,687, which is higher than the Ohio private school average tuition cost of $7,913.
How diverse are private schools in Columbus, OH?
Columbus, OH private schools are approximately 39% minority students, which is higher than the Ohio private school average of 24%.
What percentage of students in Columbus, OH go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Columbus, OH are educated in private schools (compared to the OH state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Columbus, OH?
60% of private schools in Columbus, OH are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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