Central Ohio is now the second largest Midwest city, and while we have a long list of public schools and districts, we also have a substantial number of chartered, unchartered private and parochial schools, too. They all have different characters and philosophies, so it’s important to dive in and take a close look at your choices.
Columbus has many fine parochial options in a variety of denominations, immersion or magnet schools that give a complete education plus an extra concentration on a subject or language, and a variety of teaching philosophies such as Montessori or Experiential Education. Take a look at our list, including contact information and links to websites, and find a school that fits your child.
The Ohio Department of Education publishes a report on every district and every individual public school within each district. While private schools are not required to participate in the testing process, you can use the ODE’s report card from a nearby or equivalent school to show you what data is available for comparison to the private or parochial school of your choice. From spending to performance, there’s a wealth of information in those reports.
After you’ve narrowed down your choices, you’ll want to call to set up a visit to get a better feel for the place your child may spend quite a few years. This is a good time to review costs and admission requirements as well. Good luck on your hunt for the right school for your child!
Note: This list was current at the time of publication. Please let us know if you find a link or phone number has changed.
Central Ohio Private and Parochial Schools
Bishop Hartley High School
1285 Zettler Road, Columbus, OH 43227
707 Salisbury Road, Columbus, OH 43204
99 E. Cooke Road, Columbus, OH 43214
4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230
Columbus Montessori Education Center
979 South James Road, Columbus, OH 43227
Columbus School for Girls
56 S. Columbia Avenue, Bexley OH 43209
Grace Christian School
7510 E Broad Street, Blacklick, OH 43004
St. Charles Preparatory School
2010 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43209
St. Francis DeSales High School
4212 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43224
St. Joseph Montessori School
933 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201
5657 Scioto-Darby Road, Hilliard, OH 43026
181 Noe Bixby Road, Columbus, OH 43213
Tree of Life Christian Schools
935 Northridge Road, Columbus, OH 43224
284 South Liberty Street Powell, OH 43065
3650 Reed Road, Columbus, OH 43220
Worthington Christian Schools
6670 Worthington-Galena Road, Worthington, OH 43085
Welsh Hills School
2610 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, OH 43023