private school


Definition of private school 

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

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The contests were also symbolically significant since both states have led the country on private school choice. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The School Choice Election Bonus," 13 Nov. 2018 But with a sliding tuition scale that offers full subsidy at $75,300 or below for a family of four, the city’s program addresses families whose incomes are too high for state and federal programs, yet too low for private school tuition. Dahlia Bazzaz, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s preschool program, on the ballot for expansion, is steadily improving, according to external evaluation," 8 Oct. 2018 Camila Mendes as Shelby Pace - A beautiful, fashionable, private school student who is bored by her wealthy male suitors and decides to go on the app instead. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "The Stand-In" Starring Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes," 24 Aug. 2018 Hunter is being investigated by the FBI after the Federal Election Commission and then The San Diego Union-Tribune began asking questions about spending of campaign money on video games, private school tuition and other apparently personal expenses. Joshua Stewart,, "Poll shows Rep. Duncan Hunter walking away with the primary, despite criminal investigation," 22 May 2018 Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic private school. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Seattle University Law School suspends externship with ICE," 21 Nov. 2018 Hermione's younger self might be the most confusing if only for her insistence on wearing a private school uniform despite attending public school. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Crazy Secrets We Learned About the "Riverdale" Parents on “The Midnight Club” Episode," 8 Nov. 2018 Prince George attends St Thomas's Battersea, a private school which costs over $25,000 a year per student. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George Might Take Ballet Lessons in the New School Year," 26 Aug. 2018 Greene, who founded a small Palm Beach private school several years ago, says education is his passion now. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Jeff Greene says he'll play king-maker if he wins Democratic nomination for governor," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of private school

1574, in the meaning defined above

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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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