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Recent Examples on the Web Through a nonprofit group that provides scholarships to gifted minority students, Ms. Holloway attended Northfield Mount Hermon, a prep school in Massachusetts. Steven Kurutz,, "Margaret Holloway, the ‘Shakespeare Lady’ of New Haven, 68," 12 June 2020 Albrecht, who played for the Wolverines for four seasons, before wrapping up his college career at Purdue in 2017, had been an assistant coach at Northfield Mount Hermon, a prep school in Massachusetts. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Christen Cunningham and Spike Albrecht (yes, THAT Spike Albrecht) join UofL coaching staff," 7 June 2020 Fikile is a swimming star at an elite prep school in Cape Town, and Puleng transfers there to get closer to her maybe-sister. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "Netflix Is About To Drop Your Next TV Obsession," 19 May 2020 Since there are now 81 charter schools in Massachusetts with more than 34,000 students and more than 58,000 students on the wait list, Villard is already getting an individualized education, further diminishing the need to transfer to a prep school., "Donald Villard," 17 Dec. 2019 Private prep schools may not be the first entity that comes to mind when considering aid for small businesses. Los Angeles Times, "Trump and Mnuchin pressure well-heeled private schools to return federal loans," 1 May 2020 Leon said Mackey is a good student, so prep school is preferable to playing in junior college. Scott Springer,, "How high school athletes find an alternative way to a Division I scholarship," 17 Apr. 2020 Born into privilege, prep school raised, 19-year-old Walter delayed Vassar to drive rivets on an assembly line for fighter planes. National Geographic, "See the Full Archive," 9 Mar. 2020 Coach Dennis Gates has signed three junior college players, two players straight from high school, and one prep school player. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Cleveland State basketball’s unique recruiting class highly regarded, tops in Horizon League," 19 Apr. 2020

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Prep school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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