a private or parochial secondary school, especially one boarding its students and providing a college-preparatory education.
British. a private elementary school, especially one preparing its students for public school.
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Also called prep school.
Origin of preparatory school
First recorded in 1815–25
Words nearby preparatory school
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Example sentences from the Web for preparatory school
One year I passed in the preparatory-school of the missionary-house, and four years in the seminary itself.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ|Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
British Dictionary definitions for preparatory school
(in Britain) a private school, usually single-sex and for children between the ages of 6 and 13, generally preparing pupils for public school
(in the US) a private secondary school preparing pupils for college
Often shortened to: prep school
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