grammar school


  1. an elementary school.
  2. British. a secondary school corresponding to a U.S. high school.
  3. (formerly) a secondary school in which Latin and Greek are among the principal subjects taught.


  1. British (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers’ reports, or other meansCompare secondary modern school, comprehensive school
  2. US another term for elementary school
  3. Australian a private school, esp one controlled by a church
  4. NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system

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