School board
School School, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ? leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation, lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See {Scheme}.] 1. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets. [1913 Webster]

Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. --Acts xix. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school. [1913 Webster]

As he sat in the school at his primer. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. A session of an institution of instruction. [1913 Webster]

How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning. [1913 Webster]

At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still dominant in the schools. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held. [1913 Webster]

6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils. [1913 Webster]

What is the great community of Christians, but one of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which God has instituted for the education of various intelligences? --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

7. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc. [1913 Webster]

Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

8. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school. [1913 Webster]

His face pale but striking, though not handsome after the schools. --A. S. Hardy. [1913 Webster]

9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience. [1913 Webster]

{Boarding school}, {Common school}, {District school}, {Normal school}, etc. See under {Boarding}, {Common}, {District}, etc.

{High school}, a free public school nearest the rank of a college. [U. S.]

{School board}, a corporation established by law in every borough or parish in England, and elected by the burgesses or ratepayers, with the duty of providing public school accommodation for all children in their district.

{School committee}, {School board}, an elected committee of citizens having charge and care of the public schools in any district, town, or city, and responsible for control of the money appropriated for school purposes. [U. S.]

{School days}, the period in which youth are sent to school.

{School district}, a division of a town or city for establishing and conducting schools. [U.S.]

{Sunday school}, or {Sabbath school}, a school held on Sunday for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school, collectively. [1913 Webster]


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