preparatory school Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"preparatory school" in British English

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preparatory schoolnoun [C]

uk   us  
formal for prep school
(Definition of preparatory school from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preparatory schoolnoun [C]

(short form prep school, short form prep)
a ​private school for ​children over the ​age of eleven that ​prepares them to go to ​college: He went to St. John’s Prep.
(Definition of preparatory school from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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