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grammar school

an elementary school.
British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
(formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.
Origin of grammar school
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
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  • Go back to grammar school and learn about world history and geography, this time pay attention.
  • Even grammar school age children have an idea of what's good for them and what's not.
  • It's something that kids are encountering even in grammar school.
  • Left back has a certain undesirable connotation when it comes to grammar school.
  • 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

(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
(US) another term for elementary school
(Austral) a private school, esp one controlled by a church
(NZ) a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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