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noun

the lowest school giving formal instruction, teaching the rudiments of learning, and extending usually from six to eight years.

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Also called primary school.

Origin of elementary school

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for elementary school

elementary school

noun

British a former name for primary school
Also called (in the US): grade school, grammar school US and Canadian a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education
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