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parochial school

a primary or secondary private school supervised by a religious organization, especially a Roman Catholic day school affiliated with a parish or a holy order.
Compare church school.
Origin of parochial school
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Possibly the only area in which they receive enthusiastic support is in their dedication to the parochial school system.
  • In a parochial school, the bad teachers get bounced pretty regularly, and new blood is introduced.
  • If they want religion in school, they can go to parochial school.
  • They try to convince students at a parochial school to join them.
  • The sale of food to students in a cafeteria maintained in a private or parochial school is exempt from sales tax.
  • The convent is used by the religious order that teaches in a parochial school, but the convent is not part of the school.

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