- a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level.
Origin of lower school
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for lower school
A noise was heard on the stairs, and in flocked the lower-school.Eric, or Little by Little
Frederic W. Farrar
- the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups