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:
“I am both a public and a private school boy myself, having always changed schools just as the class in English in the new school was taking up Silas Marner, with the result that it was the only book in the English language that I knew until I was eighteenbut, boy, did I know Silas Marner!”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)
“A man of sense and energy, the late head of the Farm School in Boston Harbor, said to me, I want none of your good boys,Mgive me the bad ones. And this is the reason, I suppose, why, as soon as the children are good, the mothers are scared, and think they are going to die.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Children in home-school conflict situations often receive a double message from their parents: The school is the hope for your future, listen, be good and learn and the school is your enemy. . . . Children who receive the school is the enemy message often go after the enemyact up, undermine the teacher, undermine the school program, or otherwise exercise their veto power.”
—James P. Comer (20th century)