church school

noun

Definition of church school

1 : a school providing a general education but supported by a particular church in contrast to a public school or a nondenominational private school
2 : 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 The church school children will be selling bird seed ornaments. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 27 Nov. 2019 Now that precedent is cited as the basis for giving public funds to church schools. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "New Supreme Court term will decide on ‘Dreamers,’ LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion," 7 Oct. 2019 Now that precedent is cited as the basis for giving public funds to church schools. David G. Savage, Anchorage Daily News, "New Supreme Court term will decide on ‘Dreamers,’ LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion," 7 Oct. 2019 Now that precedent is cited as the basis for giving public funds to church schools. Los Angeles Times, "New Supreme Court term will decide on ‘Dreamers,’ LGTBQ workplace rights and abortion," 6 Oct. 2019 Indiana law, however, already allows non-church schools to decide whether their employees can carry handguns on school property. Kaitlin L Lange, Indianapolis Star, "GOP lawmakers make last-minute move to revive gun legislation," 12 Mar. 2018 Construction of a $155,000 concrete church school complex was soon to begin the La Cañada Presbyterian Church campus. Carol Cormaci, latimes.com, "La Cañada History: Viper collides with big rig, shuts down 210 Freeway for 8 hours," 9 Apr. 2018 Barbara was chairman of the altar guild and church school. courant.com, "Barbara Isham Potterton," 11 Feb. 2018 Vidal and his wife started their first private church school together called TDR Academy of Palm Bay in August 2014, according to Florida corporate records. Annie Martin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "After student alleges abuse, principal shutters one private school, opens another Part 3 of 3 Parts By Beth Kassab, Leslie Postal and Annie Martin Staff Writers," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of church school

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Church school.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20school. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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