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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Miraitowa was one of three finalists and selected by classes of Japanese primary school children. Andy Kostka, USA TODAY, "From tickets to time zones, what you need to know about the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo," 24 July 2019 Even at primary school age, teachers perceive more impulsive children as more curious. Caterina Gawrilow, Scientific American, "Are People with ADHD More Creative?," 11 June 2019 Meanwhile, his dad is doing comedy gigs in village halls and primary schools. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "People Think that Tom Holland’s Dad Was Trying to Shade His Son’s Success," 9 Aug. 2019 On a whim, primary school teacher Alicia Isaacs emailed Used Tools 4 Kids, hoping its post about free donations wasn’t a scam. Tatyana Monnay,, "No supplies left behind: Mother-daughter team forms nonprofit to help Guyanese schools," 8 Aug. 2019 Building Tomorrow has opened 75 primary schools and serves 102,782 students every day. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Try 16 of Indianapolis’ best burgers for one price at the Indy Burger Battle," 22 July 2019 He was guided by his parents to be a primary school teacher, and then a young Pavarotti drifted away from music even further to sell insurance. Reagan Alexander,, "Five Things You Never Knew About Luciano Pavarotti, the Larger Than Life Opera Star," 13 June 2019 Elias is a language learning solution comprising a humanoid robot and mobile application, currently being trialed in a year-long pilot program at alongside a maths-teaching robot at a primary school in Finland's third-largest city. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Enrichment programs can help students reach beyond the classroom," 7 July 2018 Kafait Ullah, a 26-year-old primary school teacher, took a breath, steadied his shaking hands and rose to ask a question. Fox News, "Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of primary school

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of primary school

: a school for young children

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