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primary school

a school usually covering the first three or four years of elementary school and sometimes kindergarten.
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British Dictionary definitions for primary-school

primary school

(in Britain) a school for children below the age of 11. It is usually divided into an infant and a junior section
(in the US and Canada) a school equivalent to the first three or four grades of elementary school, sometimes including a kindergarten
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Encyclopedia Article for primary-school

primary school

in many countries, an elementary school. It is the preferred term in such countries as Great Britain and France (French ecole primaire) and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. In the United States it is not a synonym but denotes only the first years of elementary education-specifically, kindergarten and grades 1 through 3.

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