Definition of elementary school in English:

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elementary school


North American
A school for the first four to six grades, and usually including kindergarten.
Example sentences
  • Eight elementary schools, two high schools, and one middle school participated in this research study.
  • In 6th grade the elementary schools merged into middle schools.
  • Participants were children in seven elementary schools (grades primary through six) in Eastern Canada.

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Syllabification: el·e·men·ta·ry school

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