Ohio School Voucher Program

Ohio School Voucher Program, or Ohio EdChoice Program, Frequently Asked Questions:

The deadline to Apply is April 30th. Call us at your first opportunity to discuss a visit and next steps. Your child must be accepted for enrollment by Columbus Montessori who will submit the paperwork on your behalf to the State by April 30th.

Everything below is from the Ohio Department of Education.

EdChoice Parent Information

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice)  Program was created to provide students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students.

Students currently attending a public school in their resident district that has been rated in Academic Emergency or Academic Watch for two of the past three years are eligible to apply.  Public school students attending a school in their resident district that will be assigned to such a school in the upcoming school year are also eligible to apply.  Students currently attending a charter/community school whose home school is an eligible school on our list are also eligible to apply.

The free Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to properly display and print these documents. Make sure you install Acrobat Reader on your computer before downloading the EdChoice forms. Following the Adobe Acrobat Reader link above will take you to the Adobe Systems Web site, where you can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Follow the directions on the Adobe Systems Web page to download and install the appropriate version of Acrobat Reader for your computer.

The on-line applications are submitted by the participating providers between February 1st and April 30th on behalf of the parent, ONLY AFTER the student has been accepted for enrollment by the school.  


The EdChoice Scholarship Program’s student application system is merged into the student application system being used by the Autism Scholarship Program and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.  In the new system, schools are known as Providers.   The link below will take you to our interactive live data system to search for your provider.  When searching, be sure to select a county from the drop down list after you type the name of the provider.  If by chance your provider is not listed, the reason may be because they have not completed the registration process yet.

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  • Request Form           (for new students to submit to private school)
  • Renewal Form           (for current students to submit to private school)
  • Income Verification Form           (for parent to submit to scholarship office)
  • Transfer Request         (transfer scholarship to different school)
  • Federal Poverty Guidelines




  • Program Overview    
  • NEW EdChoice Email Group    —–     In an effort to create new ways of communicating with EdChoice parents and guardians, EdChoice has created a new email service.  Members of this new email service will periodically receive important information and updates about the EdChoice Scholarship Program.To sign up for this email service, click here.