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 school of the first six grades (sometimes, the first five or eight grades), where basic subjects are taught.
(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.
The first four to eight years of a child's formal education.
A school for the first four to eight years of a child's formal education, often including kindergarten.
Elementary-school Sentence Examples
Elementary, of two grades, of the lower of which there must legally be at least one for boys and one for girls in each commune; while the upper grade elementary school is required in communes having normal and secondary schools or over 4000 inhabitants.
His parents removed to Norwich where he attended an elementary school and evening classes.
The first school was established by the Dutch at New Amsterdam (now New York City) as early as 1633, and at the close of the Dutch period there was a free elementary school in nearly every settlement.
In 1795 an act was passed which formed the basis of the present elementary-school system.
The elementary school is administered by a school commissioner in each of the school commissioner's districts into which a county may be divided, by one trustee or three trustees in.