elementary school

elementary school
a school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑school
Hyponyms: ↑junior school, ↑infant school

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noun, pl ⋯ schools [count, noncount]
: a school in the U.S. for young children
◇ Children in the U.S. attend elementary school for their first four to eight years of schooling. — called also grade school, grammar school, primary school

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ˌeleˈmentary school [elementary school] (also informal ˈgrade school) noun
(in the US) a school for children between the ages of about 6 and 12
See also:grade school

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