Private schools can require certain admission standards and every school is different. So, call the private school and ask about their application process. Make sure you know about deadlines and requirements so you can complete the admission process without too much back and forth. Some private schools list their admission process on their website.
Private schools may also require parental involvement. They are usually relatively low-budget schools so they sometimes rely on parent participation to help their school run smoothly.
It’s important to know that private schools charge tuition. Private schools often list their tuition rates on their website or can mail you a copy. If you are not able to pay the full tuition, there are several options that could help you cover the costs.
The state sponsors five scholarship programs that allow eligible families to send their children to the participating, chartered private school of their choice with a scholarship that can cover full tuition in many cases. All scholarship programs are administered by the Ohio Department of Education. There are more than 20,000 Ohio students who are using one of these scholarships to attend the school of their choice. Click the link above to find out if your child is eligible for one of these scholarship programs.
Most private schools offer financial aid to families. This is up to each individual private school to determine. Check with the school(s) that you are interested in, and see if they have any financial assistance available. They will guide you through the application process, and you will need to provide them with financial paperwork. Many times, private schools give discounts to families with multiple students.
Some communities have local nonprofit organizations like the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund, the Columbus Foundation, or the Howley Family Foundation (Cleveland) that award scholarship grants to individual students.