church school


: a school providing a general education but supported by a particular church in contrast to a public school or a nondenominational private school
: an organization of officers, teachers, and pupils for purposes of moral and religious education under the supervision of a local church

Examples of church school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, the son has coached gymnastics at six different venues on the iconic island of Key Biscayne, including at two church schools, and, most recently, at his own studio, Flipout Workout. Clara-Sophia Daly, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 Williams famously prosecuted Charleston church school shooter Dylann Roof in his death penalty case. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 9 May 2023 But the images of elementary school students fleeing a private church school resonated. John Archibald |, al, 29 Mar. 2023 World & Nation Photos: Nashville church school shooting, 3 children, 3 staff killed March 27, 2023 The victims were found in different locations, Drake said. Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2023 Photos: Nashville church school shooting, 3 children, 3 staff killed March 27, 2023 The Covenant School is part of Covenant Presbyterian Church, according to the school’s website, and serves about 200 students in preschool through sixth grade. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Students in the church school program gave $65. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 8 Feb. 2022 Skyline was 0-2 in the regular season against the Huntsville private church school, an Area 13 foe. al, 22 Feb. 2023 Mazhar, who also works at a children’s hospital in New York, says the church school also decorated pysanky. Time, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of church school was in 1714

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“Church school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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