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A '''convent school''' is a [[school]] that is part of a [[convent]], particularly in the Roman [[Catholic]] Church and in the Anglican Communion. Convent schools were among the first schools in Europe to educate [[girl]]s (such as in the Ursulines order (since 1535) and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (since 1849). Convent schools are not the same as private religious schools. Only those schools that belong to a convent (a monastery or nunnery) are called convent schools. Traditionally, male orders ([[monk]]s) would educate [[boy]]s and female orders ([[nun]]s) would educate girls. Today, there are also co-educating convent schools.
 
Traditionally, male orders ([[monk]]s) would educate [[boy]]s and female orders ([[nun]]s) would educate girls. Today, not all teachers of a convent school are necessarily brothers or sisters: there are also many lay teachers employed in convent schools. Modern convent schools are also co-educating.
 
== Corporal punishment in convent schools ==