parochial school

noun

Definition of parochial school

:a private school maintained by a religious body usually for elementary and secondary instruction

Recent Examples of parochial school from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'parochial school.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of parochial school

1755


PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

parochial school

noun

Definition of parochial school for English Language Learners

  • : a private school that is run by a church parish


PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Defined for Kids

parochial school

noun pa·ro·chi·al school \ pə-ˈrō-kē-əl- \

Definition of parochial school for Students

:a private school that is run by a religious body

Learn More about parochial school


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up parochial school? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!