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private school Syllabification: pri·vate school

Definition of private school in English:


1North American A school supported by a private organization or private individuals rather than by the government.
Example sentences
  • She said that only the kids who cared about money and status attended private schools in their high school years.
  • Are public school teachers any more effective than those in private schools?
  • Moreover, as mentioned above, the quality of teachers in private schools has also declined.
2British A school supported wholly by the payment of fees.
Example sentences
  • Independent private school kids take expensive crammer lessons to help pass these stringent snobby entrance exam tests.
  • At the moment private schools are financially independent of government.
  • The federal government is still defending its payments to wealthy private schools.

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