Cincinnati, OH Public and Private Schools Overview

Cincinnati is home to the third-largest public school district in Ohio, and also includes more than 100 private schools.

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Public Schools

The Cincinnati Public Schools district is the third-largest district in Ohio, serving an area that covers 90 square miles. U.S. News & World Report ranked two of the district's schools, Walnut Hills High School and Indian Hill High School, as two of the best in the state.

About 35,000 students from pre-kindergarten through high school seniors are enrolled in the district. It also includes the country’s first public Montessori school, Clark Montessori.

Additional public school districts in the Cincinnati area include Oak Hills Local Schools, Princeton City Schools, Indian Hill School District, Madeira City Schools, Northwest Local School District, Forest Hills School District, West Clermont Local School District and Finneytown School District.

Private Schools

Second only to St. Louis County in Missouri, Cincinnati has the most students attending private schools in the country. There are more than 100 private schools in the city, most of them affiliated with the Catholic Church, and about 30 of them are high schools.

Learn more about higher education in Cincinnati.