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upper school

noun
1.
a scholastic division, especially in a private school, including the terminal secondary grades.
Origin of upper school
1620-1630
1620-30
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  • The club is a most distinguished one, and has a beneficial effect on the tone of the upper school.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • You may be in the upper school, but I can't say much for your manners.

  • The upper school discountenanced it as childish and foolish, but a few of the Juniors indulged in jokes at one another's expense.

  • Zerah was subjected to this arrangement, and a youth in the upper school was pitched upon for his master.

  • Olive Repton, the pet and darling of nearly the whole of the upper school, was making the others scream with laughter.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • They were forming a special plan for strengthening what they called the bond of union in the upper school.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • Sometimes news of the upper school leaked into the lower, and she had heard Angela's views on all strenuous sports.

  • For Fanny felt that the school was turning against her—the upper school, whose praise she so prized.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • upper school,” read the doctor in exactly the same voice, as if this announcement were of no more importance than any other.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • Sibyl was not considered very strong, and though she did belong to the upper school, usually went to bed before prayers.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for upper school

upper school

noun
1.
the senior pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the fourth and fifth years and above
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Contemporary definitions for upper school
noun

the older students or classes in a secondary school, esp. seniors; also, this as a scholastic division

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