prep school

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clipping of preparatory + school

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prep school (plural prep schools)

  1. (US) A private school intended to prepare its students to get into prestigious universities.
  2. (UK) A private primary school which prepares its pupils for the common entrance examination most commonly at the age of thirteen, and subsequent entry into public school.

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