from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school that is intermediate in level between elementary school and college and that usually offers general, technical, vocational, or college-preparatory curricula.
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- n. (UK) In the UK, a state school attended between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18.
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- n. a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
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At St. Etheldreda's in London and at Whitwick, Rugby, and Bexhill they have girls 'and infants' schools, at Cardiff, two houses, one for visiting the sick and aiding the poor, and the other a secondary school and pupil-teachers 'centre.
She teaches science at a secondary school in West Trinidad.