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Upcoming Events and Activities

St. Charles hosts many activities throughout the year to help prospective families navigate this important decision.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Future Cardinal Night with St. Charles Basketball!

Join us at St. Charles for pizza and refreshments at 6pm in the Walter Student Commons prior to heading over to watch as the Cardinals take on New Albany at 7pm!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page here.


Date TBD (Jan) - Future Cardinal Night with St. Charles Hockey!

Be on the lookout for more details coming soon about our night with St. Charles hockey at the Ice Haus!


Saturday January 29, 2021 - Annual 8th Grade Scholarship Exam 

We invite ANY 8th grade boy, regardless of his high school enrollment status, to take the scholarship test, which will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the school's Walter Student Commons. You are asked to register for either session by visiting the registration page below.

8th Grade Scholarship Exam Registration Page

Past Events

St. Charles Preparatory School 2021 Open House

Academics. Community. Character. These are the hallmarks of an education at St. Charles Preparatory School. For nearly a century, this school has welcomed young men for an exceptional high school experience, boasting a college-preparatory curriculum, modern facilities, robust athletics and extracurriculars and powerful student mentoring programs. St. Charles invites any young man to learn more about St. Charles by attending the school’s Open House November 7th.

Prospective St. Charles Cardinals and their families are invited to see our campus and learn about the school during our in person Open House taking place on Sunday, November 7th 2021. The day will include a presentation by Principal Jim Lower, a Q & A session with faculty members, student-conducted tours of campus, opportunities to speak with teams, clubs, and organizations, and refreshments to enjoy in the company of your fellow future Cardinal families!

Sign up soon to secure your spot and be sure to share this opportunity with your family, friends, and neighbors so that they might learn more about all the opportunity for students at St. Charles!


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Should you have questions about these activities or anything related to the admissions process, please contact Sam Binnig '10, Director of Admissions, at [email protected].

Admissions Process
8th Grade Half-Day Visits
8th Grade Scholarship Test


Through ninety-seven years of service and education St. Charles has established a reputation that speaks for itself. Its standardized test scores place it in the top tier of secondary schools in the nation and Gerber Analytics ranks St. Charles Preparatory School as #2 in the state of Ohio.Click HERE to view that report.

We have some of the finest facilities in the state to support our students’ personal growth. The opportunity to become a part of this tradition should be one worth considering.


151 Graduates of the Class of 2020

 97% to attend 4-yr. colleges; 2% to attend 2-Yr. colleges; 1% Undecided

  College Admission Information

  • 180 different colleges admitted our students (a record)
  • Our students will attend 58 different colleges all over the country
  • 34% of our students will attend college outside of Ohio
  • 37% of them will attend private colleges and universities
  • 92% of them received an offer of admission to their top choice college
  • 98% of them received admission offers to their first or second choice college
  • 99% of our students received admission to one of their top three choice colleges
  • 7% of our students applied as Early Decision candidates
  • 89% of our students applied as Early Action candidates


In Addition

  • 3 students received offers of admission to West Point and one more student received an offer for admission to West Point for the fall of 2021 after one year of prep. This is extraordinary in a class of 151 students!
  • 9 seniors became National Merit Finalists and 9 are National Merit Commended Scholars
  • COVID-19 has not stopped students from leaving Ohio – 35% of this class intends to attend college outside of Ohio, though perhaps a little closer in distance than previous years.

Schools of Matriculation:

Arizona State University, Ashland University, Bellarmine University, Benedictine College, Boston College, Bowling Green State University, Bucknell University, Capital University, Central Ohio Technical College, College of Charleston, University of Cincinnati, Clemson University, Columbus State Community College, University of Dayton, Denison University, DePaul University, University of Detroit Mercy, Drexel University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Evansville, Flagler College-St Augustine, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Georgia Military College, Heidelberg University, High Point University, Hillsdale College, Howard University, Indiana University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University Chicago, Marietta College, Miami (OH) University, Morgan State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame College, University of Notre Dame, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Louis University, Shenandoah University, University of South Carolina, St. Olaf College, The University of Tampa, Texas A&M University, Trine University, The United States Military Academy, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington University in St. Louis, The College of Wooster and Xavier University.


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St. Charles Preparatory School
2010 E Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 252-6714


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St. Charles Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.