home school

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home school (third-person singular simple present home schools, present participle home schooling, simple past and past participle home schooled)

  1. (transitive) To educate children at home, that is, at a private domestic place, in lieu of sending them to a public school or private educational institution.
    I chose to home school my children.
  2. (intransitive) To be educated at home.
    I only started regular school when I was ten; before that I home schooled.



home school (plural home schools)

  1. A school within a private domestic place, rather than in a public facility or private institution.
  2. (US, dated) A boarding school.
    • 1904, William Parker McKee, “Dean's Letter”, in Frances Shimer Quarterly, page 30:
      I do not know of any home school for girls, East or West, which has a more thoroughly up-to-date equipment for heating its buildings [] .