The term school refers to an academic institution where students of various ages go to learn about various subjects from teachers or professors. There are many different types of these institutions that fall under the umbrella of the word school, including but certainly not limited to private or public grade school, high school and even higher learning such as universities or colleges.

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A school is an institution designed for the teaching of students (or 'pupils') under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below), but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university. In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3-5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school.

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