Definition of night school in English:

night school


  • An institution providing evening classes for those working during the day.

    • ‘I've thought about starting a for-profit night school or continuing-education school.’
    • ‘Afterwards, to get my degree, I finished another two years with night school and summer school.’
    • ‘Restless, he decided to go to night school to get a high school education, and he then gained acceptance for teacher training.’
    • ‘He earned the money to do so by teaching at a night school for miners.’
    • ‘During that time, he went to night school at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied government and politics.’
    • ‘Born in Mossenberg, he completed an apprenticeship as a salesman, completing his high school exams at night school.’
    • ‘She used to attend the village night school when Barefoot College introduced the Bal Sansad, or the Children's Parliament.’
    • ‘I felt like I was in a night school for immigrants trying to learn enough to become citizens.’
    • ‘She had made up her mind, that for the past few years she had taught herself how to work at a computer, was considering going to a night school, and they talked about safe places for her to go.’
    • ‘But the night school's manager and a member of its finance committee dismissed the charges, saying the allegations were politically motivated.’
    • ‘He plays a put-upon bank clerk responsible for putting truckloads of cash in the safe every night; but he's also a samba enthusiast, teaching Latin dance at a local night school.’
    • ‘Although I did not leave school and join politics, I believed in social service and started a night school in a slum at the sea front, and ran it for several years.’
    • ‘In 1903, as the only black principal in the city, he started an adult night school to equip blacks for the harshness of city life.’
    • ‘So he went back to the books, attended night school, and graduated in law from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 1956.’
    • ‘It appears that the first corporate university was created in the United States in the 1920s by General Motors when it acquired a night school that trained workers from the automobile industry.’
    • ‘He also went to night school and graduated from high school six months early, all so he could go racing.’
    • ‘He is now attending a night school, grabbing every minute possible to prepare for the entrance examination to be held in ‘black July.’’
    • ‘I have always wanted to be an actress, but for the first 6 months that I have been in New York, I worked as a Mathematics teacher at a night school.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Paula teaches a night school creative writing class, but winds up paying more attention to the dark, mysterious James Dean type in her class’
    • ‘In addition to being a cookery trainee, I did two evenings at night school to add to my academic qualifications.’


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