elementary school


: a school including usually the first four to the first eight grades and often a kindergarten

Examples of elementary school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After stepping away from acting, Buckner directed children's theater at a Florida elementary school and served as a dance instructor at a gym in Coral Gables. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 There was another two-month in-school hiatus in December 2020 and January 2021 during a variant outbreak, but almost all preschools and elementary schools remained open. Cory Franklin, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for elementary school 

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elementary school was in 1818

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“Elementary school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elementary%20school. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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