Simple Definition of public school
: a school that gets money from and is controlled by a local government
: a private school that prepares students for college or for public service
Full Definition of public school
1 : an endowed secondary boarding school in Great Britain offering a classical curriculum and preparation for the universities or public service
2 : a free tax-supported school controlled by a local governmental authority
Examples of public school in a sentence
Both of their sons attend public school.
First Known Use of public school
Rhymes with public school
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PUBLIC SCHOOL Defined for Kids
Definition of public school for Students
: a free school paid for by taxes and run by a local government
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