private school

noun

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 In largely rural Maine, the state allows families who live in towns that don’t have public schools to receive public tuition dollars to send their children to the public or private school of their choosing. chicagotribune.com, 8 Dec. 2021 In largely rural Maine, the state allows families who live in towns that don’t have public schools to receive public tuition dollars to send their children to the public or private school of their choosing. Mark Sherman, ajc, 8 Dec. 2021 And that figure may be a significant undercount, as officials begin to review tens of thousands of waivers that have been granted to public and private school students in recent years. Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Oct. 2021 Some public and private school students are learning from home, but the majority of school district students have returned to in-person learning. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2021 For children ages 12 to 15, an emergency use authorization has been in effect since May. California will require vaccination for both public and private school students when there is full FDA approval. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2021 For children ages 12 to 15, an emergency use authorization has been in effect since May. California will require vaccination for both public and private school students when there is full FDA approval. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 Once there's full vaccine approval for that age group, California will require public and private school students in 7th through 12th grade to be vaccinated by the start of the next term, either Jan. 1 or July 1, whichever comes sooner, Newsom said. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new mandate that will require all public and private school children to get COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as their age is eligible. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 1 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of private school

1574, in the meaning defined above

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“Private school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/private%20school. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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private school

noun

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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