boarding school


Definition of boarding school

: a school that provides meals and lodging

Examples of boarding school in a Sentence

He attended a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts. She was sent to boarding school when she was nine.

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His automotive career began at Volkswagen in 1952, with an apprenticeship building engines before going to boarding school in Switzerland. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ferdinand Piëch dies, father of the Porsche 917 and Bugatti Veyron," 26 Aug. 2019 The film's mother-daughter component provides its emotional core, especially with Bee preparing to head off to boarding school, which might help explain why her mom is in an especially foul mood. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' runs on Cate Blanchett's star power," 15 Aug. 2019 But despite a rackety childhood living in exile—first in France, then England, Germany, and at boarding school in Scotland—the Duke of Edinburgh’s blood ran true blue. Juliet Rieden, Town & Country, "At 98, Prince Philip Is the Last of the Old-School Royals," 10 June 2019 Chuck Lockwood, 69, grew up in this village of 400 along the Norton Sound coast but left as a child for boarding school. Author: Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "For two brothers, two traumas and no justice," 26 July 2019 Government absorption policies sent many Ethiopian children to boarding schools. New York Times, "After a Police Shooting, Ethiopian Israelis Seek a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Reckoning," 13 July 2019 Following her first difficult year at boarding school in Virginia, Diop was ruled ineligible to compete her junior season at her new high school in Pennsylvania. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "How Yacine Diop's long journey to play for Louisville basketball began in Senegal," 28 June 2019 The missionaries built churches and, soon, boarding schools. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network," 16 May 2019 Their only offense was resisting government efforts to take their children away to boarding school to be assimilated. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "How Alcatraz Island Was Reclaimed by Native Peoples," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of boarding school

1665, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of boarding school

: a school where students can live during the school term

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Kids Definition of boarding school

: a school at which most of the students live during the school year

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