Definition of upper school in English:

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upper school

Pronunciation: /ˈəpər sko͞ol/


1A secondary school for children aged from about fourteen upward, generally following on from a middle school.
Example sentences
  • Today, she regularly visits other Montessori middle and upper schools across North America and around the world, observing and consulting.
  • Bedfordshire County Council operates a three-tier education system, with lower, middle and upper schools.
  • If we raise money from selling off shops in Bingley to use on upper schools or special schools, then that seems a sensible use of our capital.
1.1The section of a school that comprises or caters to the older students.
Example sentences
  • Around 400 Year 9 to Year 13 pupils from the upper school building spilled into the town centre to oppose war as police were called to try to dispel the crowds.
  • Half of the pupils at the upper school will spend the day at Lockeridge with the infants' classes.
  • The middle school is on the same campus as the upper school but we used separate buildings.

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Syllabification: up·per school

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