Definition of day student in US English:

day student


  • A student who attends classes at a boarding school or college but who does not live at the school.

    • ‘Many Alexandria schools provided accommodation for boarding as well as day students.’
    • ‘If my child enrols as a day student, can she/he switch to become a boarding student?’
    • ‘Independent schools in Essex are enjoying a six per cent increase in the number of day students.’
    • ‘The school, which has a mixture of 278 boarding and day students, used to run a strict no-alcohol policy.’
    • ‘In that school there was a real division between the boarders and the day students, but I knew him as a very talented singer and keyboard player.’
    • ‘When staying in the dorm for an overnight, a day student is expected to check in.’
    • ‘Whatever the faults of boarding schools are, the atmosphere for study for most is better as a boarder than being a day student.’
    • ‘The Brothers also opened a school for the sons of free slaves and an academy for day students, and later opened to boarders.’
    • ‘The school houses 58 children, who are day students.’
    • ‘It is a private Catholic independent secondary school which provides full-time education for boarding and day students.’
    • ‘Their most expensive rate, for senior boarders costs £8,790 per year, while an under-13 day student will cost £4,260 per year.’
    • ‘Their School for Colored Girls accommodated paying day students and a few boarders.’
    • ‘Both boarding and day students attend the school.’
    • ‘The day students are financed mainly by their parents and so should benefit from the daytime lectures and tutorials.’


day student

/deɪ ˈst(j)udnt/