preparatory school


Definition of preparatory school

1 : a usually private school preparing students primarily for college
2 British : a private elementary school preparing students primarily for British public schools

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Recent Examples on the Web Located on a 93-acre campus in North Ridgeville, Lake Ridge Academy is the only K-12 private, independent college preparatory school on Cleveland’s west side. cleveland, "Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville offers new, need-based tuition; open house on Jan. 26," 20 Jan. 2020 After graduating from the Lawrenceville preparatory school in New Jersey, Walter Minton studied at Williams College in Massachusetts and received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1947. Washington Post, "Walter Minton, risk-taking Putnam’s publisher who defied censors, dies at 96," 21 Nov. 2019 The three-tiered German education system—which sorts children on the basis of ability at the age of ten into either university-preparatory schools or vocational ones—has always been criticised for fostering social segregation. The Economist, "The dignity of all the talents A battle over gifted education is brewing in America," 9 Jan. 2020 Kids walk to and from the Oakland Military Institute a college preparatory school on Lusk Street, less than a block what neighbors say is an open-air drug market. Rachel Swan,, "In Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood, warehouse fire highlights problems," 2 Jan. 2020 This all ties in with the traffic patterns around Hathaway Brown, Ohio's oldest continually operating college preparatory school for girls, which moved to its current campus in Shaker Heights in 1927. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Shaker may refine Warrensville-Shaker intersection upgrade, as HB School watches and waits," 29 Dec. 2019 Simons had already lived alone for eight months during a post-graduate year at IMG Academy, an athletic and academic college preparatory school in Bradenton, Florida. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ Anfernee Simons is leaning on family as he navigates the ups and downs of the NBA," 28 Dec. 2019 As the chief helmsman of a private preparatory school, Mr. Sturtevant was an anomaly. Washington Post, "Peter Sturtevant, charismatic Maret School headmaster, dies at 89,," 29 Oct. 2019 In a Catholic preparatory school, seamstresses from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters of Bangkok are studiously snipping and sewing. Washington Post, "Bespoke silk robes await Pope Francis on Thailand visit," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of preparatory school

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Preparatory school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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