- 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
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for grammar school
By the end of that November, I had written off my grammar-school days entirely.Football, Hold the Stuffing
Charles P. Pierce
November 26, 2008
At nine, he had learned to know many things not listed at grammar-school.A Warwickshire Lad
George Madden Martin
Their school caps showed them to be two boys of the grammar-school.Change in the Village
(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Yes; his father is something in London, and he goes to the grammar-school.Brownsmith's Boy
George Manville Fenn
We also hear that there was a grammar-school attached to it, one of Henry VI.Holborn and Bloomsbury
Sir Walter Besant
I will just love to help him so long as he's at the grammar-school.Bud
- British (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 meansCompare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
- US another term for elementary school
- Australian a private school, esp one controlled by a church
- NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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