- 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.
elementary school definition by Webster's New World
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a school of the first six grades (sometimes, first eight grades), where basic subjects are taught
elementary school definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.