- the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.
- academic year.
Origin of school year
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for school year
Immediately after Easter the real excitement of the school-year began.A World of Girls
L. T. Meade
We do not know definitely that there was any fixed length for the school-year.The Private Life of the Romans
Harold Whetstone Johnston
The children were delighted to be back in Sunday-school and to begin their school-year.The Hero of Hill House
In a large class this may occupy the entire time in the school-year.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking
The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.Penrod
- a twelve-month period, (in Britain) usually starting in late summer and continuing for three terms until the following summer, during which pupils remain in the same class
- the time during this period when the school is open
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