Definition of private school in English:

private school

Syllabification: pri·vate school


  • 1North American A school supported by a private organization or private individuals rather than by the government.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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