realschule

noun
re·​al·​schu·​le | \ rāˈälˌshülə \
plural realschulen\ -​lən \

Definition of realschule

: a German secondary school that includes in its curriculum modern languages, mathematics, science, practical arts, and commercial subjects and that teaches no classics and is not designed to prepare students for the university — compare gymnasium

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History and Etymology for realschule

German, from real objective, practical (from Late Latin realis real, actual) + schule school, from Old High German scuola, from Latin schola

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“Realschule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/realschule. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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