Public school

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Public school may refer to:

  • State school (public school), a tuition-free school, funded and operated by the government
  • 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), United Kingdom schools, sometimes registered charities, charging tuition fees, which do not receive state funding
  • In Australia the Great Public Schools are privately run schools for boys, but otherwise Public School is the normal name for a state-run primary school
  • Public school (India), a group of historically elite fee-charging privately owned and managed schools in India
  • Public university, in some countries, e.g. the United States, any university operated by the state, as opposed to a privately owned organization

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