Day school

Day school

A day school—as opposed to a boarding school—is an institution where children (or high-school age adolescents) are given educational instruction during the day and after which children/teens return to their homes. The term can also be used to emphasize the length of full-day programs as opposed to after-school programs, as in Jewish day school.

The term day school is also increasingly used for a one-off series of lectures or classes, taking place on a single day, usually on a particular topic and usually directed at adult learners with little time to spare.

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  • Day school — Day Day (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. {Dawn}.] 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • day school — day schools N COUNT A day school is a school where the students go home every evening and do not live at the school. Compare boarding school …   English dictionary

  • day school — day ,school noun count 1. ) a private school for students who live at home instead of at the school 2. ) AMERICAN an educational course that lasts one day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • day school — day′ school n. 1) edu a school open for instruction on weekdays only 2) edu a private school for pupils living outside the school (disting. from boarding school). • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • day school — n. 1. a school that has classes only in the daytime 2. a private school whose students live at home and attend classes daily: cf. BOARDING SCHOOL …   English World dictionary

  • day school — n [U and C] a school where the students go home in the evening rather than one where they live →↑boarding school …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • day school — ► NOUN 1) a non residential school. 2) a short educational course …   English terms dictionary

  • day school — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms day school : singular day school plural day schools a private school for students who live at home instead of at the school …   English dictionary

  • day school — elementary school which is run during the day; school whose classes take place during daytime hours; school which does not have places for students to live during the academic year …   English contemporary dictionary

  • day school — /ˈdeɪ skul/ (say day skoohl) noun 1. a school for pupils living outside the school (distinguished from boarding school). 2. a school held in the daytime (distinguished from night school). 3. a school held on weekdays (distinguished from Sunday… …   Australian English dictionary

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