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Epstein got a job in his early 20s teaching math and physics at The Dalton School, a college prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Janna Herron And Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth?," 14 July 2019 The home, formerly a prep school, is across the street from a home owned by Bill Cosby and has been valued at approximately $77 million. Jim Mustian, The Denver Post, "Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with molesting dozens of girls," 8 July 2019 The Cards have a lot of competition on this one, but Brakefield is good friends and prep school teammates with Louisville signee Slazinski. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Big Board 4.0: Louisville basketball's 2020 recruiting targets," 27 June 2019 Matthew Mohs had been headmaster of the Catholic boys military prep school for five years, according to a letter to parents from Daniel Kubes, chairman of St. Thomas Academy’s board of trustees. Nick Woltman, Twin Cities, "Headmaster of St. Thomas Academy resigns, effective immediately," 20 June 2019 Braxton Miller was a no-brainer as a five-star recruit and Cardale Jones went the prep school route in order to get his offer. Stephen Means,, "Potential in-state quarterback connections for Ohio State football," 10 June 2019 Meanwhile, lacrosse was moving beyond its coastal, prep school confines. Ben Reiter,, "Can a New Barnstorming, Player-Centric Lacrosse League Serve as a Template for Other Sports?," 16 Nov. 2018 Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill went to prep school with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and was among the classmates who sent a letter to ranking U.S. senators to vouch for his character. Chris Cole, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill vouches for SCOTUS pick, drawing backlash from some fans," 9 July 2018 Charles and Diana continued to buck the trend by sending Princes William and Harry to the prestigious Wetherby prep school before their time at Eton. Katie Frost, Redbook, "7 Things You Didn't Know About Being a Royal Heir," 4 Sep. 2017

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of prep school

US : a private school that prepares students for college
British : a private school for children between the ages of 7 and 13

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