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grammar school

noun
1.
an elementary school.
2.
British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
3.
(formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • He left the local grammar school at the age of twelve, to serve as his father's apprentice.
  • Hundreds of grammar school students and graduates were made happy yesterday.
  • He attended a local grammar school, worked as an apprentice clerk, and spent some time at sea.
  • Examined data from an earlier study of junior grammar school students.
British Dictionary definitions for grammar school

grammar school

noun
1.
(Brit) (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means Compare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
2.
(US) another term for elementary school
3.
(Austral) a private school, esp one controlled by a church
4.
(NZ) a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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Encyclopedia Article for grammar school

in Great Britain, secondary school that offers an academic course in preparation for university entrance and for the professions. Students usually begin attendance at age 12

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