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.

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The couple also heard from primary school children on the show, and later from the young creators of a campaign video. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Chose a Turquoise Emilia Wickstead Dress for a Visit to the BBC," 15 Nov. 2018 Chappel herself is a violinist and invited string musicians to perform for the primary school children. Independencelocalschools,, "Independence High School Senior Works Towards Girl Scout Gold Award: Community Voices," 18 Apr. 2018 The country had expanded school access, and most girls and boys were attending primary school. Meagan Neal, Vox, "It’s hard to design good policies. This simple idea can help governments do it.," 21 Dec. 2018 The couple will also visit a social enterprise café, which offers mentorship and training programs for young Aboriginal people, and later visit a primary school to meet students involved in sustainability projects. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Chic Navy Dion Lee Dress and Gucci Bag in Melbourne During Royal Tour," 17 Oct. 2018 The school begins at age 3 and continues through to grade 12, which means many students stay on after preschool, although those who choose a different primary school have their pick of the litter. Nadine Jolie Courtney, Town & Country, "These Preschools Are the Ivy League of Early Education," 11 Oct. 2016 These young women would have been in late primary school at the start of Gilead. Rena Gross, Billboard, "14 Crushing (And Occasionally Uplifting) Moments From 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 5," 16 May 2018 Some did not even do primary school, others did not do secondary school. Howard Reich,, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018 Some 63m children of the relevant age do not go to primary school; another 200m do not attend secondary school. The Economist, "Universal lessons," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of primary school

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of primary school was in 1792

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: a school for young children

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