A child going to elementary school.
An example of elementary school is a local public educational institute where you can sign your child up for kindergarten.
- 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.