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Definition of preparatory school noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    preparatory school

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    (also prep school) Types of school
     
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  1. 1(in Britain) a private school for children between the ages of 7 and 13 compare public school See related entries: Types of school
  2. 2(in the US) a school, usually a private one, that prepares students for college See related entries: Types of school
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: preparatory school