parochial school


Definition of parochial school 

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

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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 The winners were chosen from 113 unsung heroes from 69 Baltimore-area public, private and parochial schools., "Mervo's Jamar Mackell, Eastern Tech's Natalie Bates win McCormick Unsung Hero scholarships," 8 May 2018 The Klan charged that the pope was using parochial schools in his plot to take over America. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 The percentage of private/parochial schools in the IHSAA is 12.4 (51 of 410 schools). Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "What would you change if you were IHSAA commissioner for a day?," 30 June 2018 When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed Dougherty a little less than a decade ago, that grim distinction became Father Judge’s alone among still-existing parochial schools. Tommy Rowan,, "Documentary coming on 27 Father Judge High grads killed in Vietnam," 26 June 2018

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of parochial school

: a private school that is run by a church parish

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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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