independent school

independent school
n.
a private school, not open to or controlled by the public, esp., one that is nonreligious and supported mainly by tuition and private funds

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n
(in Britain) a school that does not receive money from the state and charges fees for teaching and other services. Public schools and preparatory schools are independent schools, and the term also applies to other schools that offer various types of special education, e.g. for children with learning difficulties.

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