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.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.
There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, hawzas, yeshivas, and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, Military education and training and business schools.
In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building.
Read more about School: Etymology, History and Development of Schools, Regional Terms, School Ownership and Operation, Components of Most Schools, School Security, School Health Services, Online Schools and Classes, Stress, Discipline
Famous quotes containing the word school:
“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“By school age, many boys experience pressure to reveal inner feelings as humiliating. They think their mothers are saying to them, You must be hiding something shameful. And shucking clams is a snap compared to prying secrets out of a boy whos decided to clam up.”
—Ron Taffel (20th century)
“True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who cometh sound out of the school of severity and restraint.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)