Public school

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Public school may refer to:

  • State school (known as a "public school" in some countries), a no-fee school, funded and operated by the state
  • Public university, in some countries, e.g. the United States, any university operated by the state as opposed to a privately owned organization
  • Charter school, a no-tuition United States or Canadian school that operates outside the public school system but receives government funding
  • Public school (United Kingdom), certain fee-charging independent schools in the United Kingdom
  • Public school (India), a group of historically elite fee-charging privately owned and managed schools in India
  • Great Public Schools, elite, mostly private boys' schools in Australia (as opposed to public schools which are state-run primary schools)

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