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 All graduated from the church school, as did her husband, William, who died in 2018 after complications from heart problems. Susan Degrane, chicagotribune.com, "At Palos Heights school, an everyday hero ensures student safety, fiscal responsibility," 1 Jan. 2021 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school’s roof, said Cpl. Washington Post, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, said Cpl. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 Following independence, tensions started in the 1960s with the Sri Lankan government taking over church schools. Washington Post, "Religious minorities around the world face an uncertain future: 5 essential reads," 19 Dec. 2019 Children in a church school were moved to the church before the tornado ripped off the school's roof, Alexandria police Cpl. Arkansas Online, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of church school

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2021

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“Church school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20school. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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