grade school

noun

Definition of grade school

Other Words from grade school

grade-schooler \ ˈgrād-​ˌskü-​lər How to pronounce grade school (audio) \ noun

Examples of grade school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Financial literacy should be a fundamental part of grade school. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 In a span of five years, her nonprofit, Literacy in the H.O.O.D., has distributed more than 100,000 books to help boost the reading lives of youths, many of them in grade school. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 30 May 2022 Near the garage, on Metrobudivnykiv Street, was a grade school, Gymnasium No.172. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 Smith was addressing these inequities in her writings, in classrooms and on the streets when Kamala Harris, the first woman and Black person to become vice president, was still in grade school in the Bay Area. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 On the way home from a day photographing at Beringer and Christian Brothers wineries, Cakebread decided to pay a visit to his mother’s best friend from grade school, who owned Sturdivant Ranch in Rutherford. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 2022 Sen Dog immigrated to South Gate from Cuba with his brother Sergio — who raps as Mellow Man Ace — and their parents when the kids were in grade school. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 James, for example, found a target in an Alabama grade school that seeks to provide an affirming education to LGBTQ students. NBC News, 13 Apr. 2022 Watts filled a void in the local AAU circuit by diving into grade school and grew from there with his own program called Net Gain. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grade school

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Grade school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grade%20school. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for grade school

grade school

noun

Kids Definition of grade school

: a school including the first six or the first eight grades

More from Merriam-Webster on grade school

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about grade school

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