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curriculum the courses offered at a school or in a particular area of study.
d a grade given for poor, or below average school work. [1/3 definitions]
day care care during the day in a home or day-care center for children too young for school or older children after school or during vacation. Day care may also offer care for elderly or disabled people.
department a separate part of a large organization, such as a government, school, or business.
educated having received much knowledge from teachers, books, or other sources of information, usually through studying in a school over a number of years.
elementary having to do with the early years of school education. [1/2 definitions]
elementary school a school for the first six to eight years of a child's education.
exam (informal) an examination, such as a test given at school or a physical checkup by a doctor.
faculty the group of teachers in a school or college. [1/3 definitions]
final the last test that students take in a school subject, which usually covers everything that was taught. [1/4 definitions]
freshman a student in the first year of high school, college, or university.
grade a division made by age to group school children for instruction, or the children who belong to such a division. [1/7 definitions]
grade school see "elementary school."
graduate a person who has finished studying at high school or college. A diploma is given to a graduate to show that all the necessary work has been done. [2 definitions]
grammar school see "elementary school."
high school a school that begins with grades nine or ten and ends with grade twelve.
homeroom a classroom where students meet at the beginning of the school day for attendance and announcements.
homework schoolwork that is to be done at home rather than at school.
intern2 a doctor who recently graduated from medical school and is working with more experienced doctors to finish training. [1/2 definitions]
junior a student in the third year of study at a U.S. high school or college. [1/5 definitions]
junior high school a school between elementary school and high school; middle school. Junior high school usually includes grades seven, eight, and nine.