parochial school


Definition of parochial school

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The team from an Anchorage parochial school with about 50 students dominated its way through three days of state play and won for the first time since renowned coach Phil Jordan guided the Archangels to the 2004 Class 2A title. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, "Lumen Christi dominates to force a running clock and leave no doubt who’s No. 1 in Class 1A boys basketball," 4 Apr. 2021 Four eighth graders, including the starting point guard, are part of a young team for the small parochial school on Jewel Lake Road. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "After waiting 22 years to make their first state tournament appearance, Lumen Christi girls are back 3 years later," 31 Mar. 2021 Operation Spark is accepting applications through Dec. 18 for a limited number of tuition-free virtual coding classes for public and parochial school students in grades 10-12. Staff Report,, "New principal for East St. John High School, and other metro-area school news," 9 Dec. 2020 In the past few months, nearly every private and parochial school in the region has confronted voices of anger from Black alumni and calls for their schools to reckon with racist pasts. Liz Bowie,, "A persistent rumor about race forced Loyola Blakefield to dig into its history," 7 Dec. 2020 He was born in Chicago to parents who were not Catholic, but converted to Catholicism while attending a parochial school. Daniel Burke And Delia Gallagher, CNN, "This archbishop is about to become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history," 27 Nov. 2020 The swath of condos, going up where a vacant parochial school was demolished, will be the largest batch of new homes that Hazel Park has seen built in decades, Hazel Park City Manager Ed Klob said. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Hazel Park is the newest spot for chic condos near Detroit," 16 Nov. 2020 Almost nothing was mentioned about Sanders Street and the parochial school children seen playing on the street in a brief glimpse. Jacques Kelly,, "Retro Baltimore: Alfred Hitchcock shot a Sean Connery thriller in Federal Hill," 5 Nov. 2020 Although their older daughter’s parochial school has resumed in-person instruction, the Bierzynskis have opted to keep her learning at home, which means both parents are working while simultaneously trying to keep their daughters occupied. Washington Post, "How to keep kids active as the weather cools and the pandemic rolls on," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of parochial school

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Parochial school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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