Public School Options
There are plenty of options for great K-12 education in Columbus, and as many ways to evaluate a district as there are learning styles. To help you begin a school system search, we’ve collected two different rankings for public schools in the area: the State Report Card and U.S. News & World Report “Best High Schools”.
State Report Card 2019
According to the Ohio Department of Education, these are the local school districts that scored a C or better on the 2019 State Report Card.
U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools"
In rank order, these are the top 24 Columbus area high schools, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 “Best High Schools":
Private School Options
Families in Columbus also have a deep resource of private schools to consider for their children’s pre-K through high school education. A selection of well-known schools is listed below, with each welcoming parent visits throughout the year.
Child Care Options
The Ohio State University Child Care Program
The university supports families with The Ohio State University Child Care Program, which is fully licensed and a department of the Office of Human Resources. Our program is one of fewer than 10% of early childhood programs nationwide accredited by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Please be aware that the popularity of this program often results in long wait lists.
Programs Around ColumbusOf course, there are also many other quality child care programs within minutes of Ohio State. To begin your search, you may want to visit Care.com to review thousands of choices for in-home care, preschool, after-school transportation, vacation care and even foreign language child care.