elementary school

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

Origin of elementary school

First recorded in 1835–45
Also called primary school.
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elementary school

  1. British a former name for primary school
  2. 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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