private school

a school founded, conducted, and maintained by a private group rather than by the government, usually charging tuition and often following a particular philosophy, viewpoint, etc.

1820–30 Unabridged
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private school
a school under the financial and managerial control of a private body or charitable trust, accepting mostly fee-paying pupils

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Example sentences
More is learned in a public than in a private school, from emulation.
All of this doesn't count if the teacher is in a private school.
The other is that they are home-schooled or go to a special private school that
  addresses their needs.
After three months she pulled the younger one out and enrolled her in a private
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