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preparatory school in School topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreparatory schoolpreˈparatory ˌschool noun [countable]  1 SESa private school in Britain for children between the ages of 8 and 132 SESa private school in the US that prepares students for college
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preparatory schoolUndismayed, she sent me to a first-class crammer for two terms, and Brian to another preparatory school.I was then sent to an ordinary preparatory school for boys.Her family, like mine, was a respectable working-class one, her father being the groundsman at a private preparatory school.