grammar school


noun

an elementary school.
British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
(formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.

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Origin of grammar school

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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grammar school

noun

British (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other meansCompare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
US another term for elementary school
Australian a private school, esp one controlled by a church
NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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