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A religious school is a school that either has a religious component in its operations or its curriculum, or exists primarily for the purpose of teaching aspects of a particular religion.


A school can either be of two types, though the same word is used for both in some areas:

Religious teaching

Institutions solely or largely for teaching a particular religion, often outside regular school

General education

Institutions providing general education but run by a religious group, or in some way giving extra weight to a particular religion


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