- a privately run school organized as an alternative to the traditional public or private school, usually following a highly flexible approach to the curriculum and teaching methods.
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Examples from the Web for free school
Moreover he also erected a free-school, which he endowed with 60l.
But, I should say he belonged, if anything, to the free-school system.The Confidence-Man
He built a free-school at Ulfrunehampton in Staffordshire, etc.The Survey of London
I went to Tunbridge, to see a solemn exercise at the free-school there.The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2)
He founded and endowed a free-school at Polesworth in Warwickshire.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)