parochial school


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

Examples of parochial school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new development would abut the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami’s St. Mary’s Cathedral and its parochial school, an important neighborhood center. Andres Viglucci, Miami Herald, 11 Feb. 2024 About 3,250 students received a private or parochial school scholarship during the 2022-23 school year. Lilly Price, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 Moore may also continue pursuing the elimination of the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today, or BOOST, scholarship program that sends students from families with low incomes to private and parochial schools. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 8 Jan. 2024 Putting his children through parochial school was a financial strain. Anat Rubin, ProPublica, 4 Nov. 2023 The board approved emergency rules that establish a process for distributing state funding to the private and parochial schools that are participating in the new Educational Freedom Account voucher program. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, 14 Oct. 2023 Solon High School Visit Day Also on Monday, Bolden said Solon High School will welcome prospective students currently attending private or parochial schools at the annual Solon High School Visit Day Oct. 2. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 The parochial school family was displaced in February 2022 due to an arson fire that started in the basement and ravaged the building. John Benson, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2023 Pretty heady stuff for a senior at Mount St. Dominic Academy, a parochial school in Caldwell, N.J. Mary Shaughnessy, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parochial school was in 1755

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“Parochial school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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parochial school

: a school maintained by a religious body

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