private school


Definition of private school

: a school that is established, conducted, and primarily supported by a nongovernmental agency

Examples of private school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congress repeatedly killed that proposal, which in its latest iteration sought to allocate $5 billion toward tax-credit scholarships for private school. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, "Betsy DeVos vowed to change American education. For the most part, she didn’t.," 3 Dec. 2020 These students, just like those whose parents have invested in private school, will be fine. Amanda Walker, al, "Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be dumb," 1 Dec. 2020 Has your school district or private school pivoted recently because of the coronavirus? Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Some Cuyahoga County schools change course on reopening because of coronavirus case rise," 18 Nov. 2020 In addition, the federal government should provide a fully refundable tax credit of $5,000 per child for children who are enrolled in private school or home schooled. Robert Stein, National Review, "A New Agenda for the GOP," 15 Nov. 2020 The state can tell because their records are never sent to another district or private school like with their more affluent peers who transfer. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "These Utah school districts saw the biggest drops in enrollment this year. Here’s why.," 6 Nov. 2020 Demir, who had won a scholarship to study in a private school in Izmir, died in the quake, according to the local governor of his hometown. Washington Post, "As earthquake death toll rises, a frantic rescue effort transfixes Turkey," 1 Nov. 2020 This year, former California Rep. Duncan Hunter was sentenced to 11 months in prison for spending 2018 campaign donations on family trips to Hawaii and Italy and private school for his children. Cynthia Gordy Giwa, ProPublica, "How to “Follow the Money” in an Election," 30 Oct. 2020 Collins' campaign manager, Rob Costello, said parts of the ad were shot in a private school inside District 32. Dallas News, "Republican Genevieve Collins releases 1st ad in race against incumbent Rep. Colin Allred," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of private school

1574, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of private school was in 1574

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14 Jan 2021

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“Private school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of private school

: a school that does not get money from the government and that is run by a group of private individuals

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