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An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. Endowment refers to the innate capacities of an individual, group, or institution. ...


Though the terms "independent school" and "private school" are are often used interchangably in the U.S. and Canada, the latter term has elitist connotations for many and the term "independent school" has been popularized since the 1970s. Independent schools may have a religious affiliation, but the more precise usage of the term excludes parochial schools and other schools that are operated under the authority of a church or religious association. The National Association of Independent Schools and The Canadian Association of Independent school use the term “independent school” to refer to a school that is run as a charitable or not-for-profit entity, whereas “private school” refers to those that are permitted to earn a profit. Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... A parochial school is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ...


In the United Kingdom the more prestigious independent schools are known as public schools. Membership of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference is often considered as what defines a school as a public school. The next level down are independent grammar schools. A public school, in current British usage, is a (usually) prestigious school, for children usually between the ages of 11 or 13 and 18, which charges fees and is not financed by the state. ... The Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference (HMC) is an association of the head teachers of 242 leading British independent boys and mixed schools. ... A grammar school is a type of school found in some English-speaking countries. ...


See also

Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... In the United States a preparatory school, or prep school, is usually a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A parochial school is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Scotland, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school) and the United States. ... The term public school has different meanings: In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as...

External links

  • National Association of Independent Schools (U.S.A.)
  • Canadian Association of Independent Schools

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NAIS - Publications - Independent School Magazine (0 words)
Independent School, published by the National Association of Independent Schools, is an open forum for exchange of information about elementary and secondary education in general and independent schools in particular.
Independent School provides people associated with private schools and those interested in following trends in all sectors of education with the independent school perspective on topics that range from school operations and administration to teaching and learning and working with parents, boards of trustees, and other volunteers.
Independent School is an open forum for exchange of information about elementary and secondary education in general, and independent schools in particular.
St. Sebastian's School (169 words)
The Independent School League (ISL) is a group of 16 highly competitive day and boarding schools in the Greater Boston area.
All member schools embrace a longstanding commit to the exclusive use of need-based financial aid.
ISL schools do not tolerate any spectator, either student or adult, whose behavior is disrespectful toward players, officials, coaches or other spectators.
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