prep school


Definition of prep school 

Examples of prep school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

And a senior from the Gilman School, an all-boys prep school, found out he was accepted into all eight Ivies before eventually deciding on Harvard. Talia Richman,, "Big success for Baltimore Polytechnic Institute's senior class," 1 June 2018 Then it was established as an early college prep school, an idea that garnered much praise from the public school community. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Uniting at Southwest plus Kansas City Public Schools. Could it equal a partnership? | The Kansas City Star," 4 May 2018 Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit (and a prep school classmate of Gorsuch’s), is another possibility. Massimo Calabresi, Time, "With Justice Kennedy Gone, It's Trump's Court Now," 28 June 2018 Instead, Couisnard decided to go to Montverde Academy, a prep school in Montverde, Fla. Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune, "All in good time: Jermaine Couisnard heading to South Carolina after prep school," 29 Jan. 2018 Natasha Katz’s lighting and Anna Louizos’ set creates a persuasive world of gritty concert venues, a posh prep school, and the upper-middle-class homes of the students. Jim Rutter,, "'School of Rock' at the Academy of Music: A two-hour blast of entertainment, with heart," 28 Mar. 2018 Harry Aubrey-Fletcher Harry Aubrey-Fletcher is one of William’s close friends from school, attending both prep school with the prince and, later, Eton College. Maura Hohman,, "Prince Louis' Godparents Have Finally Been Revealed!," 9 July 2018 Spellman, a five-star recruit, came to Villanova from St. Thomas More prep school in Montville, Conn. Joe Juliano,, "Villanova's Omari Spellman combines basketball and poetry as his outlets," 28 Mar. 2018 High school and prep school players are drawn to play for Calhoun, 76, the Hall of Famer and three-time national champ at UConn, who is still technically a consultant in launching the new Division III program at St. Joe’s. Dom Amore,, "Jim Calhoun's Young Players Get A Schooling In The Pro-Am," 11 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'prep school.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of prep school

1829, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prep school

Share prep school

Statistics for prep school

Last Updated

12 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prep school

The first known use of prep school was in 1829

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for prep school

prep school


English Language Learners Definition of prep school

: a private school that prepares students for college

: a private school for children between the ages of 7 and 13

More from Merriam-Webster on prep school

See words that rhyme with prep school

Spanish Central: Translation of prep school

Comments on prep school

What made you want to look up prep school? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!