Meaning of industrial school in English:

industrial school


  • A school for teaching one or more branches of industry; specifically a school established for neglected children, providing elementary lessons, meals (or meals and lodging), and instruction in some industry or trade.

    A school of this kind providing meals but not accommodation was more distinctively called a day industrial school.


Early 19th century. With the use in quot. 1827, compare Dutch industrieschool.