What is school?

  • (noun): An educational institution.
    Example: "The school was founded in 1900"
    See also — Additional definitions below

School

A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. This is a convenient way to explore several different available degree tracks. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below), but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university.

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Kurdistan Workers' Party - Resources - Human
... graduates make up 11% of the members, high school graduates 16%, secondary school graduates 13%, primary school graduates 39%, literate non-graduates 12% and ...
Bus - Uses - Student Transport
... the USA and Canada, buses used to transport school children have evolved into a specific design with specified mandatory features ... These school buses feature things such as the school bus yellow livery and crossing guards ... Schools may also own and operate their own buses for other transport needs, such as class field trips, or to transport associated sports, music or ...
Stockholm School Of Economics
... The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) or Handelshögskolan i Stockholm (HHS) is a European business school ... SSE is a private business school that receives 85% of its financing from private sources ... The School is fully accredited by EQUIS and the school is also a Swedish member institution of CEMS together with universities such as London School ...
Xuzhou - Education - Schools
... Xuzhou No.1 Middle School (徐州市第一中学) Xuzhou No.3 Middle School (徐州市第三中学) Xuzhou Senior High School (徐州市高级中学) Xuzhou No.5 Middle ...
Stockholm School Of Economics - History
... The Stockholm School of Economics was founded in 1909 on private initiative as a response to rapid industrialization and a growing need for well educated businessmen and company managers and has maintained ... While founded as a business school, the subject of economics featured prominently in the research and curriculum of the school from the beginning ... The most well known scholars of the Stockholm School of Economics are arguably the economists Eli Heckscher (professor of economics and statistics 1909–1929, professor of economic ...

More definitions of "school":

  • (noun): An educational institution's faculty and students.
    Example: "The school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
  • (verb): Swim in or form a large group of fish.
    Example: "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
  • (verb): Educate in or as if in a school.
    Example: "The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions"
  • (noun): A large group of fish.
    Example: "A school of small glittering fish swam by"
    Synonyms: shoal
  • (noun): A building where young people receive education.
    Example: "The school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
    Synonyms: schoolhouse
  • (noun): The process of being formally educated at a school.
    Example: "What will you do when you finish school?"
    Synonyms: schooling
  • (noun): A body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers.
    Example: "The Venetian school of painting"
  • (noun): The period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session.
    Example: "Stay after school"; "he didn't miss a single day of school"; "when the school day was done we would walk home together"
    Synonyms: schooltime, school day

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    Dissonance between family and school, therefore, is not only inevitable in a changing society; it also helps to make children more malleable and responsive to a changing world. By the same token, one could say that absolute homogeneity between family and school would reflect a static, authoritarian society and discourage creative, adaptive development in children.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    For those parents from lower-class and minority communities ... [who] have had minimal experience in negotiating dominant, external institutions or have had negative and hostile contact with social service agencies, their initial approaches to the school are often overwhelming and difficult. Not only does the school feel like an alien environment with incomprehensible norms and structures, but the families often do not feel entitled to make demands or force disagreements.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    After school days are over, the girls ... find no natural connection between their school life and the new one on which they enter, and are apt to be aimless, if not listless, needing external stimulus, and finding it only prepared for them, it may be, in some form of social excitement. ...girls after leaving school need intellectual interests, well regulated and not encroaching on home duties.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)