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 Mazhar, who also works at a children’s hospital in New York, says the church school also decorated pysanky. Time, 23 Apr. 2022 The justices immediately pounced on her claim, made on behalf of the Obama administration, that First Amendment protections for religion did not apply to a church school's dismissal of a teacher who held ministerial duties. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 The building was constructed as a church school in 1912 with a gothic revival design, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Sep. 2021 That stance got the attention of the U.S. government, which investigated the church school for alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2021 What’s wrong with expecting faculty at a church school to be defenders of the faith that sponsors it? The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 2021 Last year, the court by a 5-4 vote ruled that parents who send their children to a church school were entitled to a state tuition subsidy on the same basis as those in public schools (in Espinoza vs. Montana). Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 Last year, the court by a 5-4 vote ruled that parents who send their children to a church school were entitled to a state tuition subsidy on the same basis as those in public schools (in Espinoza vs. Montana). Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 Last year, the court by a 5-4 vote ruled that parents who send their children to a church school were entitled to a state tuition subsidy on the same basis as those in public schools (in Espinoza vs. Montana). Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of church school

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Church school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20school. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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