prep school

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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 While the original satirized the treachery of French aristocracy during the Ancien Régime, its ’90s counterpart tackles the insular world of Manhattan’s prep schools and Upper East Side. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cruel Intentions Is Still a Teenage Fashion Dream 20 Years On," 22 Mar. 2019 MacCurtain has consistently been able to coach players who stay with their hometown school and pass on the lure of prep schools. Matt Case, BostonGlobe.com, "For Woburn girls, a winning tradition on the ice," 16 Mar. 2018 According to royal biographer Katie Nicholl, Kate first spotted Will in the flesh when his prep school played hers in a hockey game. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton First Saw Prince William In-Person When They Were Nine Years Old," 10 Mar. 2019 The aim of a prep school is to prepare pupils (hence the name) for the Common Entrance Exam, which will feed them into one of the UK’s most prestigious private secondary schools. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Here's What Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Royal Education Will Entail," 26 Aug. 2018 Some of his backstory will look familiar: streetwise Brooklyn kid is forced to attend a fancy prep school by his parents, doesn't fit in, yadda yadda yadda, spider-bite, hero. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," 14 Dec. 2018 The son appeared set to follow his father’s steps from elite prep school to Yale and on to a career in the financial industry when World War II broke out. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st President and Father of 43rd, Dies," 1 Dec. 2018

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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prep school

noun

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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