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is an school educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is sometimes compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below) but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary (Elementary in the US) and secondary (Middle school in the US) education.
Kindergarten or preschool provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.
Non-government schools, also known as private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or specific educational needs. Other private schools can also be religious, such as
Christian schools, Gurukula,Hindu School, madrasa, hawzas (Shi'a schools), yeshivas (Jewish schools), and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, military education and training and business schools.
homeschooling and distance education, teaching and learning take place independent from the institution of school or in a virtual school outside a traditional school building respectively. Schools are commonly organized in several different organizational models, including departmental, small learning communities, academies, integrated, and schools-within-a-school. ( )
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The front entrance to Boston Latin School on Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston Latin School is a public exam school located in Boston, Massachusetts, that was founded in 1635. It is the first public school and the oldest existing school in the United States.
The school's first class included nine students; the school now has 2,400 pupils drawn from all parts of Boston. Its graduates have included four
Massachusetts state governors
, and five
United States Declaration of Independence
, as well as several preeminent architects, a leading art historian, a notable naturalist and the conductors of the
New York Philharmonic
orchestras. There are also several notable non-graduate alumni, including
, a leader of the
Nation of Islam
. Boston Latin admitted only male students at its founding in 1635. The school's first female student was admitted in the nineteenth century. In 1972, Boston Latin admitted its first co-educational class. (
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1888 – In Nebraska, teacher Minnie Freeman leads thirteen children from her schoolhouse to safety during the . Schoolhouse Blizzard
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Major-General Sir Fabian Arthur Goulstone Ware (17 June 1869 – 28 April 1949) was a British educator, journalist, and the founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC), now the KCVO KBE CB CMG Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). He also served as Director of Education for the Transvaal Colony and editor of .
The Morning Post
, he graduated from the
University of Paris
in 1894. After working in various education capacities, he travelled to the Transvaal Colony where, as a member of
, he became Director of Education in 1903. Two years later, Ware became editor of
The Morning Post
and returned to England. While editor, he expanded the paper and reoriented it to focus on colonial affairs. After several controversies, culminating in a failed effort to purchase an airship for the United Kingdom, Ware was forced to retire in 1911. (
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To curtail violence, some schools have added
CCTV surveillance cameras. This is especially common in schools with gang activity or violence.
Art work during the Renaissance
A school entrance building in Australia
Primary school students with their teacher,
Number of Students Taking Distance Courses by Level (2012-2015)
Educational institution of this type in
Canton, MI, United States
Dongping County Vocational Secondary School, China
Students in a carpentry trade school learning woodworking skills
A school building in
Based around the Notre Dame Cathedral, the
Notre Dame School was an important centre of polyphonic music
Vrapice Vocational School, Czech Republic
First primary school building in
Badagry, Nigeria, built in 1845
György Dózsa Vocational Secondary School, Kalocsa, Hungary
Percentage of Students Taking Distance Courses (2012-2015)
Private school students in Hnahthial
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