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 government
  • Public university, in some countries, e.g. the United States, any university operated by the government as opposed to a privately owned organization
  • Charter school, a no-tuition United States or Canadian school that is funded but not operated by the government
  • 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 (Australia), independent non-government fee-charging (mainly boys') elite schools in Australia originally established on the basis of Christian denominations (as opposed to public schools which are government-run primary schools)

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