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Defiance is the ideal environment for families seeking a high quality of life in Ohio. There are beautiful parks, excellent physicians, and steady career opportunities. With a relatively low cost of living and quality education readily available, it’s no wonder Wallet Hub named Defiance as one of the top 25 places to raise a family in Ohio! 

Even with reasonable real estate prices and a low unemployment rate, let’s be honest: sometimes our financial means are limited. Money can be a limiting factor when we make plans for the future, including the dreams we have for our children and their education.  



The state of Ohio highly prioritizes the education of our children, beginning with Pre-K, all the way to terminal degrees at some of the nation’s top-ranked higher educational institutions. With over 600 public school districts to be ranked, the districts in Defiance, OH are some of the best

Although there are several great public education systems in Defiance, including the top-scoring districts of Ayersville and Northeastern District, it is important to evaluate all school options available to your student, including St. John Lutheran School, a private school serving kindergarteners through 8th graders. 



Education is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. They spend most of their first eighteen to twenty-two years of life in some version of a classroom, whether it’s public, private, or homeschool. They will find mentors in the coaches and teachers associated with their academic experience. They will meet classmates with whom they will form lifelong friendships.