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 After graduating from Rockhurst High School, an all-boys Catholic preparatory school in Kansas City in 1998, Hawley attended Stanford University, followed by Yale Law School. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "'He’s not who he was': Josh Hawley's old acquaintances say senator became unrecognizable in Trump years," 25 Jan. 2021 The 6-foot-10-inch junior center sat the first three games of the season while applying to preparatory school. Nathaniel Weitzer,, "Weston’s Sawyer Mayhugh was one basketball big man who chose to remain on campus," 17 Jan. 2021 The speaker, Emma Warnecke, was a senior at Saint Mary’s Hall, a private college preparatory school in San Antonio, Texas. Brian Seto Mcgrath, Time, "‘I’m Going to Say It From the Heart.’ America’s Reckoning on Race Has Come to High School Speech and Debate," 25 Dec. 2020 Wolf admitted his in-season transfer to the East Coast preparatory school stems from the uncertainty about basketball in Illinois. Bob Narang,, "Recruiting notes: 6-foot-10 junior Danny Wolf cites uncertainty in Illinois, opportunity on East Coast in decision to transfer from Lake Forest Academy," 12 Nov. 2020 Country Day, a nondenominational, co-ed college preparatory school, served about 760 students in PreK through 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year, the latest for which data is available, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer,, "Metairie Park Country Day announces veteran educator Rob Hereford to become new head of school," 7 Oct. 2020 Judge Barrett attended a Roman Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls, the same private high school that educated her sisters, mother, grandmother and aunts. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Amy Coney Barrett: Views, Opinions and Experience," 26 Sep. 2020 Shuffled through 10 elementary schools and four middle schools, by his accounting, Lewis finally landed at Ranney School, a college preparatory school in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Edgar Thompson,, "Gators sophomore Scottie Lewis driven to change world beyond basketball," 2 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile, four students at a preparatory school in Coconut Creek, Florida have banded together to print more than 8,500 mask extenders for frontline workers in their area. Kim Kelly, The New Republic, "The Rise of the 3D-Printed Gun," 21 May 2020

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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 6 Mar. 2021.

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