Definition of residential school in English:

residential school

noun

  • 1A boarding school.

    • ‘His lawyers claimed the council failed to act on the advice to put Jeffrey, who was a bright youngster at school, in a special residential school.’
    • ‘He is to receive almost £100,000 because his lawyers contend that he would have avoided a life of crime if he had been sent to a special residential school.’
    • ‘Craig had a terrible time at specialist residential schools for the deaf.’
    • ‘He has had a rough upbringing in the form of his parents divorcing 10 years ago, he was sent to residential schools because his mother could not cope with all the children.’
    • ‘Most residential schools maintained several Deaf teachers on staff, even during 1920s and early 1930s, the height of oral programs.’
    • ‘But Allen needs to be at a residential school with people who are trained in caring for autistic children.’
    • ‘They are hopeful that work on the new residential school will begin later this year.’
    • ‘He would either be put in a residential school or given vocational training.’
    • ‘Other councillors also had concerns the school, which currently hosts 64 students, would not be a residential school in the future and hoped it would search other avenues of funding.’
    • ‘The crime took place just months after he was placed on his own in a flat following his release from a residential school.’
    • ‘Instead of 30 magnet schools, they only needed one residential school.’
    • ‘The cabbies believe the change from residential schools to day schools for disabled children has made scheduling more difficult with stricter times on when kids can be collected and dropped off.’
    • ‘Adam is now 9 and, for the past four years, has been at an excellent residential school for autistic children.’
    • ‘Although the number of children in residential care homes and foster care has not gone up, more children with special educational needs are being sent to residential schools both in Wiltshire and outside the county.’
    • ‘A number of children's homes and residential schools were investigated as a result.’
    • ‘The goodwill visit started with a tour of the ship by 30 students and staff from the Twin City Special School, a residential school for the handicapped which struggles for funds.’
    • ‘It also runs a residential school that offers free, value-based education.’
    • ‘Cheryl attended a Catholic day school and her parents attended residential schools.’
    • ‘When he was 12 he was sent to a residential school in Brighton but was bullied so badly he ran away and was placed in another, more liberal home in south London.’
    • ‘The incident occurred at the residential school for some of the county's most difficult pupils in March last year.’
    1. 1.1(in Canada) a government-supported boarding school for children from American Indian and Inuit communities.
      • ‘My battle with alcohol is not unlike that of many in my generation, with roots in residential schools, the uprooting of Inuit culture, dysfunctional family, a low sense of overall worth.’
      • ‘Keeping the residential schools buildings intact will also prevent Canada from trying to eliminate them from our history.’
      • ‘About 350 lawsuits have been filed claiming cultural, physical and sexual abuse at Canada's 100 now-defunct residential schools.’
      • ‘Thousands of residential school survivors have sued the government of Canada alleging that they were abused at residential schools.’
      • ‘I struggled through my high school years in the Catholic system; struggled because of the many skills taught to the mainstream primary grades that I simply was not taught in the reserve and residential schools.’
      • ‘For more than a century, these religious denominations ran and managed the residential schools for the federal government, which paid for them.’
      • ‘He remembers that the only instruction the residential school offered was spelling in the morning and mathematics in the afternoon.’
      • ‘The UCC is also being sued by hundreds of former students in residential schools for native youth, but it does not face the same financial crisis.’
      • ‘The Anglican Church statement explained that 7,000 former students of residential schools were suing the federal government, asking compensation for cultural, physical and sexual abuse in the schools.’
      • ‘One of the demands from the assembly was for a full, public apology in Parliament to the survivors of the residential school system, in which thousands of native people say they were separated from their families and abused.’
      • ‘It has been reported that the government of Canada is about to set aside a healing fund as a kind of restitution for the abuse suffered by Aboriginal students at residential schools.’
      • ‘The mission residential schools for native Indians, which were run a generation ago by the churches, have left a vile reputation.’
      • ‘Inuit recover best from the trauma of abuse suffered in residential schools by combining traditional and Qallunaat approaches to healing, a conference of counsellors heard earlier this month.’
      • ‘We need to learn much more about how residential schools separated First Nations children not only from their families, communities, languages and other customs, but also from indigenous sexual cultures.’
      • ‘Several similar cases are pending against the Canadian government and the various churches contracted to run residential schools.’
      • ‘Admittedly, many students enrolled in residential schools not because of parental neglect but rather because there was no school on the home reserve.’
      • ‘The Anglican Church administered 26 government residential schools for indigenous children in various parts of Canada from 1820 until 1969.’
      • ‘The residential schools did teach Native children to read and speak English.’
      • ‘A judge in Canada awarded $1 million to four natives for school abuse suffered while they were students in Anglican residential schools.’
      • ‘With this latest court decision, a total of eight former students have now successfully sued the Anglican Church and the federal government, which financed Canada's more than 100 native residential schools.’