primary school

views updated Jun 08 2018

primary school School providing elementary education for children. In the UK, primary school education starts at five, and children progress to secondary schools at 11 or 12. In the USA, primary education starts at first grade and continues through to the third or fourth year of elementary school.

elementary school

views updated Jun 11 2018

el·e·men·ta·ry school • n. a school for the first four to six grades, and usually including kindergarten.