parochial school


Definition of parochial school

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

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The Children’s Scholarship Fund subsidizes tuition at private schools or parochial schools run by the Catholic Church. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "‘I Don’t Believe That Anymore’," 18 May 2018 Barkley, who drew up in Delhi and attended St. Dominic’s parochial school, was able to hone his skills with the Kings Hammer Academy Blue Team, based at the Town and Country Sports and Health Club in Wilder, Ky. Mark Schmetzer,, "Cut in high school, hard work helps Kings Hammer soccer player to sign with DII school," 2 Feb. 2018 In 1975, however, Coleman’s research found that busing caused families to move out of central-city neighborhoods into the suburbs or transfer their children to private or parochial schools. Jackson Toby, WSJ, "Left-Wing Politics and the Decline of Sociology," 25 Jan. 2019 Each have attended parochial school and private schools. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS takeover: What we know about the people deciding district's fate," 4 May 2018 Officials said the latest tweak to the plan impacts very few students on a handful of streets, as many had already had a transfer granted or attend parochial schools. Jennie Key,, "Northwest tweaks attendance areas for its new elementary schools," 2 July 2018 My daughter and son-in-law send their 6-year-old to a parochial school. Philip Galanes, New York Times, "Grandma, What Do You Mean There’s No God?," 28 June 2018 The test, open to current eighth graders and first-time ninth graders in public, private, and parochial schools, determines who is admitted to eight specialized public high schools. Chris Fuchs /, NBC News, "Plan to diversify New York's top high schools divides Asian-American groups," 18 June 2018 Aurora public school districts and parochial schools are in various stages of moving toward training for and putting in place ALICE, said West Aurora School District 129 Director of Student Services Marti Neahring. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora schools moving to address active shooter situations 'based on what human instincts are'," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of parochial school

1755, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parochial school

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

parochial school

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

Kids Definition of parochial school

: a private school that is run by a religious body

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