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free school

  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Moreover he also erected a free-school, which he endowed with 60l.

    Notes and Queries, Number 184, May 7, 1853


  • But, I should say he belonged, if anything, to the free-school system.

    The Confidence-Man

    Herman Melville

  • He built a free-school at Ulfrunehampton in Staffordshire, etc.

  • I went to Tunbridge, to see a solemn exercise at the free-school there.

  • He founded and endowed a free-school at Polesworth in Warwickshire.