preparatory school

noun

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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After graduating from the Dalton preparatory school, not far from her home, a 17-year-old Ms. Solomon applied for passage to Europe on a converted troop ship. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Barbara Probst Solomon, writer who chronicled Franco’s rule in Spain, dies at 90," 2 Sep. 2019 For James, who worked three years as an assistant at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati’s elite college preparatory school, the new job in St. Bernard has been a culture shock. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This high school baseball team lost every game for 3 years. They never gave up.," 16 June 2019 The building once belonged to Wexner, who purchased it in 1989 from Birch Wathen, a private preparatory school, and then embarked on major renovations. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Who is Les Wexner, the Billionaire Former Client of Jeffrey Epstein?," 10 July 2019 For James, who worked three years as an assistant at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati’s elite college preparatory school, the new job in St. Bernard has been a culture shock. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This high school baseball team lost every game for 3 years. They never gave up.," 16 June 2019 Building a network Ryan went to preparatory school in the East and to college at Vanderbilt before returning to Texas via New York. Dallas News, "The Auction Whisperer: For Dallas' Capera Ryan, friendship comes before the handshake," 1 Aug. 2019 For James, who worked three years as an assistant at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati’s elite college preparatory school, the new job in St. Bernard has been a culture shock. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This high school baseball team lost every game for 3 years. They never gave up.," 16 June 2019 For James, who worked three years as an assistant at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati’s elite college preparatory school, the new job in St. Bernard has been a culture shock. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "This high school baseball team lost every game for 3 years. They never gave up.," 16 June 2019 For James, who worked three years as an assistant at Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati’s elite college preparatory school, the new job in St. Bernard has been a culture shock. cincinnati.com, "From the Editor: Until you experience it, it's hard to comprehend the hidden costs of being poor," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of preparatory school

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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