primary school


Definition of primary school

1 : a school usually including the first three grades of elementary school but sometimes also including kindergarten

Examples of primary school in a Sentence

She goes to primary school.
Recent Examples on the Web The organization is currently focused on training the first generation of Rwandan music teachers, with a goal to place a music teacher in every primary school in the country. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 Authorities have set up a command center to coordinate emergency responses and a media center at a primary school near the crash. Elaine Yu, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 Despite its mention of jihad, and its suggestion of a broader conspiracy, its most detailed section focusses on an employment dispute at a primary school, among four teaching assistants and a principal. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2022 In fact, his design for a primary school in Gando was part of his studies. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Yesterday, children and staff of a primary school in Naples, Italy, came out in force to greet Ukrainian refugee children arriving for their first day. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 15 Mar. 2022 In a final thread, these last two have been trying, without the least success, to bring down the local drug queenpin, Connie Johnson, not so long ago a teaching assistant at a primary school. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Sabina was a primary school teacher who taught at a school in nearby Catford. Vicky Spratt,, 23 Sep. 2021 Of that 258 million, 59 million are children of primary school age. Derek Newton, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of primary school

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for primary school

translation of French école primaire

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26 May 2022

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“Primary school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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