publicschool

public school

noun
1.
(in the U.S.) a school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools.
2.
(in England) any of a number of endowed secondary boarding schools that prepare students chiefly for the universities or for public service.

Origin:
1570–80

public-school, adjective
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public school
 
n
1.  (in England and Wales) a private independent fee-paying secondary school
2.  (in the US) any school that is part of a free local educational system
3.  in certin Canadian provinces, a public elementray school as distinguished from a separate school

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