Nonchartered Nonpublic Schools 

Nonchartered Nonpublic (NCNP) schools are schools that, because of truly held religious beliefs, choose to not be chartered by the State of Ohio. 

Each NCNP school must certify annually in a report to parents that the school meets the Ohio Operating Standards. A copy of that report must be filed with the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW) between July 1 and September 30 of each year. Schools that meet the compulsory attendance obligation per ORC 3321.042  and ORC 3301.0732 will be listed with the Department as a NCNP school.  

A school that does not comply with these requirements will NOT be listed as a NCNP school by the Department. 

  • Each school will report student's participation and attendance to their local school district Treasurer, as a matter of convenience for the parent. 

  • Each NCNP school shall follow regular procedures for promotion from grade to grade of pupils who have met the school’s educational requirements. 

  • Each NCNP school shall comply with state and local health, fire, and safety laws. 

  • Students attending a NCNP school are NOT entitled to pupil transportation as provided pursuant to section 3327.01 of the Revised Code, and pupils attending a non-chartered, non-tax supported school are NOT entitled to auxiliary services as provided pursuant to section 3317.06 of the Revised Code. 

  • A NCNP school is NOT entitled to nonpublic administrative cost reimbursement provided pursuant to section 3317.063 of the Revised Code. 

2023-2024 Notification for NCNP Schools

The notification window for the 2023-2024 school year was open from July 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023. If your school building is not listed for the current school year, please email the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options at



How can my school receive a state charter?

Find out the process to apply for a state charter.

investigation report and recommendations regarding Bishop Sycamore High School

Read the full report here. 

Questions regarding NCNP schools can be directed to: or call 614-728-2678.


Last Modified: 5/1/2024 4:56:09 PM