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English definition of “preparatory school”

preparatory school

noun [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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