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lower school

[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/
a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level.
Origin of lower school
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • lower school,” began the doctor in a hard, dry, unemotional voice.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • I'm afraid, sir, there's very bad bullying in the lower school.

  • Amongst the small boys he ranked as the Petronius of the lower school.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • I am Miss Ross, from the lower school—will you let me come in and speak to you?

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Ever since then Bowler has been the idol of the lower school.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • The girls of the lower school had this meal a little earlier.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • No girl belonging to the lower school has ever yet been asked to join.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • Sibyl Ray, who had returned to the lower school, was of course nowhere in sight.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • Noëlle Kennedy relies upon the kindness of the lower school.

    A Pair of Schoolgirls Angela Brazil
  • A noise was heard on the stairs, and in flocked the lower school.

    Eric Frederic William Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for lower school

lower school

the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups
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