private school

noun

Definition of private school

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

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Blackwell, a University of Missouri signee, has left her private school. John Zenor, The Seattle Times, "Girls basketball player remains benched for $857.20 check," 7 Jan. 2019 The Sentinel surveyed the 151 private schools newly approved by the education department to take scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. Anchorage Daily News, "Some Florida private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together," 1 July 2018 The Spanish-language series is set inside the exclusive private school Las Encinas, where the children of the wealthy roam the halls. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Cast of "Elite," Netflix's Thrilling New Mystery Series," 2 Oct. 2018 The Cardinals website quoted Bidwill saying that the letter for his former classmate at the private school in Montgomery County, Md., was to vouch for his character: The purpose of the letter is to talk about Brett as a person. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Arizona Cardinals president’s support for Kavanaugh draws accusations of a double standard in the sports world," 10 July 2018 The Sentinel surveyed the 151 private schools newly approved by the education department to take scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. Anchorage Daily News, "Some Florida private schools’ curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together," 1 July 2018 But demand is also up for no-tech education at the Waldorf School of Philadelphia, a small private school in Germantown that teaches children from 24 months until eighth grade – without iPads, Chromebooks, or any screens whatsoever. Philly.com, "Kindergarten coders: When is too early to put kids in front of screens?," 27 June 2018 Police said the alleged incidents occurred in October 2017 at the private school in Buckhead. Steve Burns, ajc, "Ex-student at private school accused of sexual assault," 20 June 2018 The Sentinel surveyed the 151 private schools newly approved by the education department to take scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. Leslie Postal, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Private schools' curriculum downplays slavery, says humans and dinosaurs lived together," 1 June 2018

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1574, in the meaning defined above

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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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