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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