At a Glance

All-Boys College Preparatory High School

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  • The Distinctive Leader in Catholic Education

    Saint Charles is a Catholic high school of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, that instills in its graduates the importance of prayer, faith, service, character and hard work in an environment that values diversity, accountability and excellence and that creates an enduring tradition of brotherhood.

School Overview

St. Charles Preparatory School represents the breadth of economic and ethnic backgrounds from the greater Columbus area. Our state of the art twenty-six acre campus is open to any young man who wishes to pursue study in this challenging and faith-focused environment. Since its founding in 1923, St. Charles Preparatory School has nurtured the minds and hearts of scholars, priests, entrepreneurs, executives, artists, musicians, doctors, legal professionals, and community leaders.

A Classical Education

  • A St. Charles classical education is designed to provide students with the intellectual and moral facility to think independently. Critical thinking, problem solving, questioning, and research are emphasized throughout a rigorous curriculum.
  • Beyond the mere acquisition of information, the school strives to cultivate lifelong learners–individuals who are motivated to continue learning and who have the skills and discipline to do so.
  • While a liberal arts background is primary at St. Charles, special talents and inclinations are nourished and promoted.

School Code



 State of Ohio & OCSAA

Did you know...

  • St. Charles is ranked #2 in the state for test score averages by Gerber Analytics. (most recent data)
  • Juniors increased their state predicted ACT scores by an average of 3.2 points when compared to their freshman Pre-ACT scores.
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.