What is school?

  • (noun): A large group of fish.
    Example: "A school of small glittering fish swam by"
    Synonyms: shoal
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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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 of Economics, Tsinghua University, Bocconi University and HEC ...
Kurdistan Workers' Party - Resources - Human
... University graduates make up 11% of the members, high school graduates 16%, secondary school graduates 13%, primary school graduates 39%, literate non-graduates 12% and ...
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 ... 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 history 1929–1 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "school":

  • (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 body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers.
    Example: "The Venetian school of painting"
  • (noun): An educational institution's faculty and students.
    Example: "The school keeps parents informed"; "the whole school turned out for the game"
  • (noun): The process of being formally educated at a school.
    Example: "What will you do when you finish school?"
    Synonyms: schooling
  • (verb): Swim in or form a large group of fish.
    Example: "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
  • (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
  • (noun): A building where young people receive education.
    Example: "The school was built in 1932"; "he walked to school every morning"
    Synonyms: schoolhouse
  • (noun): An educational institution.
    Example: "The school was founded in 1900"

Famous quotes containing the word school:

    The child to be concerned about is the one who is actively unhappy, [in school].... In the long run, a child’s emotional development has a far greater impact on his life than his school performance or the curriculum’s richness, so it is wise to do everything possible to change a situation in which a child is suffering excessively.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (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)

    [How] the young . . . can grow from the primitive to the civilized, from emotional anarchy to the disciplined freedom of maturity without losing the joy of spontaneity and the peace of self-honesty is a problem of education that no school and no culture have ever solved.
    Leontine Young (20th century)