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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
First recorded in 1620-30
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  • After tea, it was the custom to have what we called "upper school Boxing."

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Her form always suspect her of giving them away to the upper school.

  • Of all the teachers, Miss Symes was the greatest favorite in the upper school.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • The girls who followed her did not belong to the Specialities, but they were all girls 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.

  • He followed the boys at a distance; they moved towards the upper school.

    The Jester of St. Timothy's Arthur Stanwood Pier
  • The fees are two hundred and eighty-five dollars in the upper school.

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

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

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • 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
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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