Definition of residential school in English:

residential school

noun

  • 1A boarding school.

    • ‘It also runs a residential school that offers free, value-based education.’
    • ‘Craig had a terrible time at specialist residential schools for the deaf.’
    • ‘Instead of 30 magnet schools, they only needed one residential school.’
    • ‘Cheryl attended a Catholic day school and her parents attended residential schools.’
    • ‘The crime took place just months after he was placed on his own in a flat following his release from a residential school.’
    • ‘But Allen needs to be at a residential school with people who are trained in caring for autistic children.’
    • ‘Adam is now 9 and, for the past four years, has been at an excellent residential school for autistic children.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He would either be put in a residential school or given vocational training.’
    • ‘A number of children's homes and residential schools were investigated as a result.’
    • ‘Most residential schools maintained several Deaf teachers on staff, even during 1920s and early 1930s, the height of oral programs.’
    • ‘They are hopeful that work on the new residential school will begin later this year.’
    • ‘The incident occurred at the residential school for some of the county's most difficult pupils in March last year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 (in Canada) a government-supported boarding school for children from Inuit and other indigenous communities.
      • ‘A judge in Canada awarded $1 million to four natives for school abuse suffered while they were students in Anglican residential schools.’
      • ‘Several similar cases are pending against the Canadian government and the various churches contracted to run residential schools.’
      • ‘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 residential schools did teach Native children to read and speak English.’
      • ‘Admittedly, many students enrolled in residential schools not because of parental neglect but rather because there was no school on the home reserve.’
      • ‘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 administered 26 government residential schools for indigenous children in various parts of Canada from 1820 until 1969.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Thousands of residential school survivors have sued the government of Canada alleging that they were abused at residential schools.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He remembers that the only instruction the residential school offered was spelling in the morning and mathematics in the afternoon.’
      • ‘For more than a century, these religious denominations ran and managed the residential schools for the federal government, which paid for them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘About 350 lawsuits have been filed claiming cultural, physical and sexual abuse at Canada's 100 now-defunct residential schools.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The mission residential schools for native Indians, which were run a generation ago by the churches, have left a vile reputation.’
      • ‘Keeping the residential schools buildings intact will also prevent Canada from trying to eliminate them from our history.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’