church school

church school

noun
a primary or secondary private school affiliated with a Christian denomination.

Origin:
1860–65

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church school

school for religious education, usually for children and young people and usually a part of a church or parish. The movement has been important primarily in Protestantism. It has been the foremost vehicle for teaching the principles of the Christian religion and the Bible.

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