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school is an institution designed for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction ofteachers. 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 andsecondary 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). Universityvocational schoolcollege or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.

There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be for children with special needs when the government does not supply for them; religious, such as Christian schoolshawzasyeshivas, and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate trainingMilitary education and training and business schools.

In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building.

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Quick Tip by . June 28, 2011
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They are run more like business organizations now than ever! The last I heard from a friend was that the teacher from a famed school in Singapore actually wanted a student (my friend's daughter who was studying in high-school) to drop one of her subjects almost at the end of the term simply because she was doing some B or C grades in her tests! The reason cited was that she might drag down the average of the school as a whole! Boy, that's totally insane! Principles of schools are now competing …
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