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Address: 248 Front Ave SW | New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330-364-0600
Fax: 330-364-9310
Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 School Year

Open Enrollment Options 2024 - 2025

Open Enrollment Forms will be completed and submitted online ( under the Parent Portal Link) based on the timeline listed below. 

All Open Enrolled students are required to apply each school year. 


Open Enrollment (Out of District)  Begin Accepting Applications 

       Returning OE Students Only                          February 27th, 2024

       New Public Requests & Kindergarten            March 15th, 2024

Applications will be accepted beginning February 27th at 12:01 AM online only and March 15th at 12:01 AM online only.  * No early submissions accepted 

Open Enrollment requests will be accepted after the dates shown above.  However, all requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and as space is available.

Kindergarten Registration Timeline

Regular Registration - Open through April 19th, 2024 - Online Registration

Screening will be held on Friday, April 12th, and Friday, April 19th, 2024 at The Quaker Dome

Kindergarten Open Enrollment Requests will be available beginning

 March 15th, 2024  

Kindergarten Open Enrollment Requests will not be determined until

 August 1st, 2024

Open Enrollment Policy 

Ohio law, along with the New Philadelphia City Schools Board of Education policy, allows parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school within the New Philadelphia City School District rather than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application and being approved by the incoming district. 

Open Enrollment applications are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to space.

New students having siblings already in the New Philadelphia City School District will have preference over other new students, but will have applications approved in the same manner as other students. 

High school students who transfer school districts through open enrollment must follow Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) rules for participating on athletic teams. Typically, athletic eligibility is determined by the school in which the student is attending during their 9th-grade year.  OHSAA rules for transfer and athletic eligibility are very specific and must be followed by law. 

Go to and click on Board Policy under the links and search for Board Policy JECBB 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Open Enrollment?  A parent or guardian residing in an Ohio school district may enroll their child in a school in the New Philadelphia City School District without paying tuition, provided they comply with Open Enrollment deadlines and procedures and their student is accepted by the New Philadelphia City School District.  This is also called Inter-district Open Enrollment by some and in Board Policy.  Forms must be completed and approved after processed.

How do I apply?  Online through the “Parent Portal” on the district website

What is the deadline for filing Open Enrollment?  See the above for timelines and due dates.  Open Enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to space, so it is important to file your application as early as possible. 

Does each child need to file an application?  Yes

Do I need to reapply each year that my child attends school in the New Philadelphia City School District under Open Enrollment?  Yes

Can my request be denied?  Generally, a request can be denied if the filing deadlines are not met, if there is not classroom space for the student, or due to discipline history.

Do we need to Open Enroll if we move and want to remain in this school district?  Yes.  You must file for Open Enrollment promptly after you move, or you may be denied.

Is there any cost involved? There is no tuition charge for Open Enrolled children.  However, parents are responsible for any and all miscellaneous fees for participation in courses, classes, or activities, the same as resident students are expected to pay 

Whom should I contact with further questions? You may contact Susan Ripley, Central Registration  330-364-0600 x 4007

Parent Responsibilities:

  1. If you move from the school district you currently live in during the term of the Open Enrollment, it is your responsibility to notify the New Philadelphia City School District.

  1. Approval for one child in a family does not guarantee approval for other children in the same family.  Each child in a family must have an Open Enrollment request filed for him/her.

  1. High School pupils who transfer from one school district to another under open enrollment may lose athletic eligibility.  For questions on athletic ability, please refer to the Ohio HIgh School Athletic Association’s website: or call OHSAA at 614-267-2502.

  1. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school

  1. All school fees must be paid and up to date prior to the date of application.  If fees are not paid in full, the application will go to the bottom of the list. 

For more information or questions, contact

Susan Ripley- Central Registration- New Philadelphia Administration Office - 248 Front Ave SW 

330-364-0600  Ext. 4007  or [email protected] 

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