noun ⇨ See also ↑ high school
▪ comprehensive , first , grammar , junior , middle , prep , preparatory , senior ( all in the UK )
▪ elementary , grade ( informal ), high , junior high , middle ( all in the US )
▪ primary , secondary (both esp. BrE )
▪ charter ( AmE ), fee-paying , independent , private , public , state ( BrE ) (In Britain ‘public schools’ are private. In the US a public school is a free local school paid for by the government. In the UK, this type of free school is called a ‘state school’.)
She attends a special ~ for children with learning difficulties.
▪ coed ( informal ), co-educational , mixed ( BrE )
▪ all-boys , all-girls , boys' , girls'
▪ boarding , residential ( BrE )
▪ faith ( BrE ), mainstream , religious
▪ Catholic , Christian , Islamic , Muslim , etc.
▪ Bible , Hebrew , Sunday
▪ inner-city , local , neighbourhood/neighborhood , parochial ( AmE ), rural , village ( BrE )
▪ night ( old-fashioned )
▪ prep , preparatory (= a school that prepares students for college) ( in the US )
▪ grad , graduate (both AmE )
▪ trade , vocational (both AmE )
▪ art , business , divinity ( AmE ), drama , film , law , med ( informal , esp. AmE ), medical , military
▪ dance , driving , language , riding
▪ beacon ( BrE ), magnet ( AmE )
It is a failing ~ with some of the worst results in the city.
VERB + SCHOOL
▪ attend , go to
▪ enter ( esp. AmE ), start
▪ finish , leave ( BrE ), quit ( AmE )
▪ stay in
▪ be expelled from , be kicked out of ( esp. AmE )
He was expelled from ~ for verbally abusing his teacher.
▪ drop out of
▪ bunk off ( BrE , informal ), ditch ( AmE ), play hooky from ( AmE ), play truant from ( BrE ), skip
▪ be off ( BrE ), stay home from ( AmE ), stay off ( BrE )
Eric is off ~ again.
My parents let me stay home from ~ yesterday.
My parents let me stay off ~ yesterday.
▪ keep sb home from ( AmE ), keep sb off ( BrE )
You don't need to keep your child home from ~ because of a cough.
You don't need to keep your child off ~ because of a cough.
▪ teach ( AmE )
She teaches elementary ~ in Atlanta.
He runs a karate ~ in San Jose, California.
SCHOOL + NOUN
▪ child (usually schoolchildren ) , kid ( informal ) (usually schoolkids )
▪ boy , girl (usually schoolboy , schoolgirl )
▪ pupil ( esp. BrE , becoming old-fashioned ), student
▪ friend , mate (usually schoolmate ) (both esp. BrE )
▪ teacher (usually schoolteacher )
She's a middle-school teacher.
▪ master , mistress (usually schoolmaster , schoolmistress ) ( old-fashioned , esp. BrE )
▪ head teacher ( BrE ), principal ( AmE )
▪ administrator , counselor (both AmE )
▪ governor ( esp. BrE )
▪ auditorium ( esp. AmE ), building , classroom , hall , library
▪ playground , yard (usually schoolyard ) ( AmE )
The next day was Monday, a ~ day.
It was just a typical ~ day.
▪ semester ( esp. AmE ), term , year
▪ holidays ( BrE ), vacation ( AmE )
▪ run (= the journey that parents make to take their children to school) ( BrE )
▪ dinners ( BrE ), lunch ( esp. AmE ), meals ( BrE )
children of ~ age
▪ days (usually schooldays )
She hadn't seen Laura since her schooldays.
▪ district ( AmE )
▪ voucher ( AmE )
▪ after ~
We're going to play football after ~.
a range of after-school activities
▪ at (a/the) ~ ( BrE )
She didn't do very well at ~.
Their son's at the ~ near the station.
▪ in (a/the) ~
Are your children still in ~? ( AmE )
the cleverest child in the ~
▪ be on the way home from ~
▪ get ready for ~
▪ get out of ~
▪ come home from , get home from
▪ do well at ~ ( BrE ), do well in ~ ( esp. AmE )
Amy is doing extremely well in ~ and gets top marks in every class.
▪ leave for ~