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private school

n.
A secondary or elementary school run and supported by private individuals or a corporation rather than by a government or public agency.
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private school

n
(Education) a school under the financial and managerial control of a private body or charitable trust, accepting mostly fee-paying pupils
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pri′vate school′


n.
a school founded and maintained by a private group rather than the government.
[1820–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuitionprivate school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
seminary - a private place of education for the young
day school - a private school taking day students only
boarding school - a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught
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Translations
soukromé gymnázium
privat kostskole
sisäoppilaitos
privatna škola
パブリックスクール
사립 중고교
privatskola
โรงเรียนเอกชน
trường công

private school

nscuola privata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

private 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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References in classic literature ?
I don't mean to say it would be the case in all villages, but it certainly was so in this one: the village boys were full as manly and honest, and certainly purer, than those in a higher rank; and Tam got more harm from his equals in his first fortnight at a private school, where he went when he was nine years old, than he had from his village friends from the day he left Charity's apron-strings.
Neither have I room to speak of our private schools. What I have to say is about public schools--those much-abused and much-belauded institutions peculiar to England.
A temporary compromise was effected between the two parties by the securing for James of a post as assistant-master at Harrow House, the private school of one Blatherwick, M.A., the understanding being that if he could hold the job he could remain in England and write, if it pleased him, in his spare time.
Mr Blatherwick held the view that for a private school a male front-door opener was superior to a female, arguing that the parents of prospective pupils would be impressed by the sight of a man in livery.
Taking up his residence in London, for some time he carried on a small private school in his own house, where he much overworked his boys in the mistaken effort to raise their intellectual ambitions to the level of his own.
He had been glad enough in former days to put the elder George to a good private school; and a commission in the army for his son had been a source of no small pride to him; for little George and his future prospects the old man looked much higher.
Shelley went first to a private school, and after a year or two to Eton, but at neither was he happy.
Oliver's private school. Read them and see if you can doubt the identity of these people."
It is difficult for us to understand the extent, the completeness, the comprehensiveness of his inexperience, for us who didn't go to sea out of a small private school at the age of fourteen years and nine months.
As to Miss Violet Hunter, my friend Holmes, rather to my disappointment, manifested no further interest in her when once she had ceased to be the centre of one of his problems, and she is now the head of a private school at Walsall, where I believe that she has met with considerable success.
I have therefore resolved on placing her at one of the best private schools in town, where I shall have an opportunity of leaving her myself in my way to you.
Of the monstrous neglect of education in England, and the disregard of it by the State as a means of forming good or bad citizens, and miserable or happy men, private schools long afforded a notable example.

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