from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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- n. A particular alternative to public school. Usually more focused on students studying on their own at home and infrequently checking in with the school.
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- n. an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
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