elementary school

the lowest school giving formal instruction, teaching the rudiments of learning, and extending usually from six to eight years.
Also called primary school.


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elementary school
1.  (Brit) a former name for primary school
2.  (US), (Canadian) grade school, Also called (in the US): grammar school a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education

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Example sentences
Dinosaurs regularly popped up during my early elementary school education.
Even my elementary school made real mashed potatoes.
They only know the date from elementary school history lessons.
In elementary school, they copy their reports directly from encyclopedias and
  other sources.
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