Definition of prep school in English:

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prep school

Pronunciation: /ˈprep ˌsko͞ol/

noun

1North American A private school that prepares students for college.
Example sentences
  • He was, briefly, the head teacher of a prep school in Surrey.
  • My first job in the United States was as a schoolteacher - at a prep school in Virginia.
  • He was preparing to attend a college prep school, something he had mixed feelings about.
2British A private school for students between the ages of seven and thirteen.
Example sentences
  • He was, briefly, the head teacher of a prep school in Surrey.
  • My first job in the United States was as a schoolteacher - at a prep school in Virginia.
  • He was preparing to attend a college prep school, something he had mixed feelings about.

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