Parochial Schools

Elementary or secondary schools operated, controlled, or supported by a church or other religious body. While the term literally refers to a school's relationship to an ecclesiastical parish, in common usage, control of the school may instead belong to another division of a church other than parish.

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parochial schools
parochial school
church schools
denominational schools
schools, parochial
escuelas parroquiales Spanish
escuela parroquial Spanish
escuela del magisterio de la iglesia Spanish

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Elementary or secondary schools operated, controlled, or supported by a church or other religious body. While the term literally refers to a school's relationship to an ecclesiastical parish, in common usage, control of the school may instead belong to another division of a church other than parish.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343442. The J. Paul Getty Trust.