in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic ˌin-tər-skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio)
: existing or carried on between schools
interscholastic athletics

Examples of interscholastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a policy in place for locker rooms, physical education classes, and intramural and interscholastic athletic activities requiring that students be allowed to participate in a manner consistent with their gender identity. Condé Nast, SELF, 24 Aug. 2023 The draft — published last month by the Florida High School Athletic Association, a group that oversees interscholastic athletic programs across the state — proposes making currently optional questions regarding a student’s menstrual cycle mandatory, as reported by the Palm Beach Post. al, 3 Feb. 2023 Each year, the organization takes a census of the roughly 1,600 public and private high schools competing in the federation, asking for data on the number of students who participate in each interscholastic sport — this does not include participation in club or intramural sports. Nami Sumida, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2023 That’s according to data from the California Interscholastic Federation, (CIF) the organization which governs interscholastic sports at California high schools. Nami Sumida, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for interscholastic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interscholastic was in 1879

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“Interscholastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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in·​ter·​scho·​las·​tic ˌint-ər-skə-ˈlas-tik How to pronounce interscholastic (audio)
: existing or carried on between schools
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