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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gram′mar school`(n.)

  1. an elementary school.

    Category: Education

  2. Brit. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.

    Category: Education

  3. a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.

    Category: Education

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grammar school(noun)

    a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college

  2. grade school, grammar school, elementary school, primary school(noun)

    a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades

Wiktionary

  1. grammar school(Noun)

    A school that teaches its pupils the grammar system of a European language, especially Latin and Greek.

  2. grammar school(Noun)

    A secondary school that stresses academic over practical or vocational education, until recent times open to those pupils who had passed the 11-plus examination.

  3. grammar school(Noun)

    Elementary school.

Freebase

  1. Grammar school

    A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, originally a school teaching classical languages but more recently an academically-oriented secondary school. The original purpose of mediaeval grammar schools was the teaching of Latin. Over time the curriculum was broadened, first to include Ancient Greek, and later English and other European languages, natural sciences, mathematics, history, geography, and other subjects. In the late Victorian era grammar schools were reorganised to provide secondary education throughout England and Wales; Scotland had developed a different system. Grammar schools of these types were also established in British territories overseas, where they have evolved in different ways. Grammar schools became the selective tier of the Tripartite System of state-funded secondary education operating in England and Wales from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s and continuing in Northern Ireland. With the move to non-selective comprehensive schools in the 1960s and 1970s, some grammar schools became fully independent and charged fees, while most others were abolished or became comprehensive. In both cases, many of these schools kept "grammar school" in their names. Some parts of England retain forms of the Tripartite System, and a few grammar schools survive in otherwise comprehensive areas. Some of the remaining grammar schools can trace their histories to before the 16th century.


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grammar school

a type of secondary school.

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