- Elementary school is defined as a period of formal education following pre-school but before high school. It usually encompasses grades 1-8 and students learn basic skills in areas such as reading, writing and math.
An example of elementary school is a local public educational institute where you can sign your child up for kindergarten.
A child going to elementary school.
a school of the first six grades (sometimes, first eight grades), where basic subjects are taught
- A school for the first four to eight years of a child's formal education, often including kindergarten.
- The first four to eight years of a child's formal education. Also called grade school, grammar school, primary school.
(plural elementary schools)
- (education) A school for children, typically older than toddlers and younger than adolescents. In the U.S., elementary schools cover grades 1 through 5, and the ages of the children are usually 6-11 years. At a minimum, elementary schools will teach basic reading, writing, arithmetic, and history.