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public school

n.
1. An elementary or secondary school in the United States supported by public funds and providing free education for children of a community or district.
2. A private boarding school in Great Britain for pupils between the ages of 13 and 18.

public school

n
1. (Education) (in England and Wales) a private independent fee-paying secondary school
2. (Education) (in the US) any school that is part of a free local educational system
3. (Education) in certain Canadian provinces, a public elementary school as distinguished from a separate school

pub′lic school`


n.
1. (in the U.S.) a school, usu. for primary or secondary grades, that is maintained at public expense.
2. (in England) any of a number of endowed secondary boarding schools that prepare students chiefly for the universities or for public service.
[1570–80]

public school

In England and Wales, a public school is a private school that provides secondary education which parents have to pay special fees for.

He then won a scholarship to a local public school.

In Scotland and the United States, a public school is a school that is supported financially by the government. In England and Wales, this kind of school is called a state school.

...a government-operated public school.
Our state schools are doing nothing to address that problem.
Oxford still enrols the lowest percentage of state-school pupils of all UK universities.

public school

In the United States, any local primary or secondary school that is open to all; in the United Kingdom, a private, fee-paying, secondary school.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school boardpublic school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
2.public school - private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
Eton College - a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire
Winchester College - the oldest English public school; located in Winchester
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
soukromé gymnázium
privat kostskole
kouluperuskoulusisäoppilaitosyksityiskouluyleinen
privatna škola
パブリックスクール
사립 중고교
privatskola
โรงเรียนเอกชน
trường công

public school

n (Brit) → scuola superiore privata (Am) → scuola statale

public school

مَدْرَسَةٌ خَاصَّة soukromé gymnázium privat kostskole Privatschule ιδιωτικό σχολείο colegio público sisäoppilaitos école privée privatna škola scuola privata パブリックスクール 사립 중고교 particuliere kostschool offentlig skole szkoła prywatna escola particular, escola pública частная независимая платная средняя школа privatskola โรงเรียนเอกชน devlet koleji trường công 私立学校
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The young gentleman, moreover, soon perceived how extremely grateful all those panegyrics on his instructors were to Mr Allworthy himself, as they so loudly resounded the praise of that singular plan of education which he had laid down; for this worthy man having observed the imperfect institution of our public schools, and the many vices which boys were there liable to learn, had resolved to educate his nephew, as well as the other lad, whom he had in a manner adopted, in his own house; where he thought their morals would escape all that danger of being corrupted to which they would be unavoidably exposed in any public school or university.
Who will say that the fashionable public school was of no use to me after that?
Tom imbibed a fair amount of Latin and Greek at the school, but somehow, on the whole, it didn't suit him, or he it, and in the holidays he was constantly working the Squire to send him at once to a public school.
You're the very first I've not had to argue with as to what is and what is not a public school.
Palmer, the teacher of the public school, all men of consequence and repute.
Why they WERE different, Robert exclaimed to her himself in the course of a quarter of an hour's conversation; for, talking of his brother, and lamenting the extreme GAUCHERIE which he really believed kept him from mixing in proper society, he candidly and generously attributed it much less to any natural deficiency, than to the misfortune of a private education; while he himself, though probably without any particular, any material superiority by nature, merely from the advantage of a public school, was as well fitted to mix in the world as any other man.
Don't be horrified, ladies, every boy at a public school has done it.
But Miss Longnecker, the tall blonde who taught in a public school and said, "Well, really
You dragged me home from a public school before I could even join my cadet corps.
Still, I had other prospects washed and combed into my childish head when it was washed and combed for me, and I took them to a public school when I washed and combed it for myself, and I am here without them, and thus I am a disappointed man.
The distinction between the elder children and the younger corresponded almost to the distinction between a higher class and a lower one, for with only a haphazard education and insufficient allowances, the younger children had picked up accomplishments, friends, and points of view which were not to be found within the walls of a public school or of a Government office.
The great public school was the growth of the last fifty years, and no credit to the pillar of piety.

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