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elementary school:

see schoolschool,
term commonly referring to institutions of pre-college formal education. It also properly includes colleges, universities, and many types of special training establishments (see adult education; colleges and universities; community college; vocational education).
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elementary school, grade school

An educational institution which offers instruction usually from the first year through the sixth or eighth year of schooling.
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elementary school

1. Brit a former name for primary school
2. US and Canadian a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education
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