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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

board′ing school`(n.)

  1. a school at which the pupils receive meals and lodging

    Category: Education

    Ref: (disting. from day school ).

Origin of boarding school:

1670–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boarding school(noun)

    a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boarding school(noun)ɔrd, boʊrd

    a private school where students also live

Wiktionary

  1. boarding school(Noun)

    A school which provides board and lodging as well as tuition, students going home at weekends or between terms

Freebase

  1. Boarding school

    Boarding school is a school where some or all people study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers and/or administrators. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals. Some boarding schools also have day students who attend the institution by day and return off-campus to their families in the evenings. Many independent schools in the Commonwealth of Nations are boarding schools. Boarding school pupils normally return home during the school holidays and, often, weekends, but in some cultures may spend the majority of their childhood and adolescent life away from their families. In the United States, boarding schools comprise various grades, most commonly grades seven or nine through grade twelve - the high school years. Specialized military schools also feature military education and training. Some American boarding schools offer a post-graduate year of study in order to help students prepare for college entrance, most commonly to assimilate foreign students to American culture and academics before college. In the former Soviet Union similar schools were introduced; these sometimes are known as Internat-schools. They varied in their organization. Some schools were a type of specialized school with a specific focus in a particular field or fields such as mathematics, physics, language, science, sports, etc. Other schools were associated with orphanages after which all children enrolled in Internat-school automatically. Also, separate boarding schools were established for children with special needs. General schools offered "extended stay" programs featuring cheap meals for children and preventing them from coming home too early before parents were back from work. In post-soviet countries, concept of boarding school differs from country to country.

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