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English definition of “prep school”

prep school

noun [C]    
in the UK, a private school (= a school paid for by parents not the government) for children, especially boys, between the ages of seven and 13, who will then usually go to public school and in the US, a private school for children over the age of eleven that prepares them to go to collegeTypes of school
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