grade school


an elementary school that has its pupils grouped or classified into grades.

Also graded school.

Origin of grade school

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of grade school

  • Just recall that grade-school lesson about the Dutch grabbing Gotham for a string of beads.

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British Dictionary definitions for grade school

grade school


US another name for elementary school
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