parochial school

noun

Definition of parochial school

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

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With the adoption of the state guidelines, the district reduced five regular education routes, two dedicated parochial school bus routes, and two mid-day kindergarten routes. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "District 181 looks at saving $132,000 with the elimination of bus routes to Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills middle schools," 1 July 2019 The news organizations’ analysis calculated the grades private and parochial schools would receive based on the test scores of their voucher students. Kim Chatelain, nola.com, "Edwards vows to push for changes to Louisiana voucher program after news investigation reveals flaws," 18 June 2019 The contest was open to all students in public and parochial schools within the Berea City School District. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland.com, "Berea student essays give feedback on police-community relations: Community Voices," 26 June 2019 For the 2017-18 school year, 12 private and parochial schools in the program had voucher student enrollments of 85 percent or more. Kim Chatelain, nola.com, "Edwards vows to push for changes to Louisiana voucher program after news investigation reveals flaws," 18 June 2019 My son Aidan attends Saint John’s, a small parochial school tucked away in a petite canyon of Glen Park. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "It’s still moving up no matter the benches," 3 June 2019 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, Cincinnati.com, "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

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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parochial school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parochial school

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

parochial school

noun
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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