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A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as "elementary"). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin and Greek, were emphasized. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A primary school in ÄŒeský Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... Primary or elementary education consist of the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Greek language (Greek Ελληνικά, IPA // – Hellenic) is an Indo-European language with a documented history of some 3,000 years. ...

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Origins

The original intent of the medieval grammar schools was to educate the young in the grammar of Latin. Later the curriculum was considerably broadened to include other languages, such as Greek, Hebrew, English and European languages, as well as the natural sciences, mathematics, history, geography and other subjects. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... For the rules of English grammar, see English grammar and Disputes in English grammar. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For a curriculum vitae, see Résumé. In formal education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Most of the many indigenous languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ...


Australia

In Australia, "grammar schools" are generally high-cost Anglican Church of Australia schools, public schools in the sense of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria and the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria. Those using the term "grammar" in their title are often the oldest Anglican school in their area. Examples of these include such schools as Camberwell Grammar School (1886), Caulfield Grammar School (1881), Geelong Grammar School (1855) and Melbourne Grammar School (1858). The equivalent of the English grammar schools are selective schools. Arms of the Anglican Church of Australia The Anglican Church of Australia, a member church of the Anglican Communion, was previously officially known as the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (renamed in 1981). ... The term public school has two contrary meanings: In England, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as in... The Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS) are a group of eleven independent schools in Victoria, Australia. ... The Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) are a group of nine private schools in Victoria, Australia. ... Camberwell Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day school for boys, located in Canterbury, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Caulfield Grammar School is a coeducational Anglican independent school in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Geelong Church of England Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational boarding and day-boarding Public School. ... Melbourne Grammar School, also known as MGS or Melbourne Boys, is an independent, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, . Founded in 1858, the school is a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria. ... A selective school is a school which admits students on the basis of some sort of selection criteria, usually academic. ...


Canada

In Ontario, until 1870, a grammar school referred to a secondary school. This article is about the Canadian province. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, grammar schools are secondary schools primarily offering a traditional curriculum (rather than vocational subjects). also grammar schools in hong kong are very helpfull for children in need. Vocational education prepares learners for certain careers or professions, which are traditionally non-academic and directly related to a trade, occupation or vocation in which the learner participates. ...


Republic of Ireland

Education in the Republic of Ireland, has been mainly organised on denominational lines. Grammar schools along the lines of those in Great Britain were set up for members of the Church of Ireland prior to its disestablishment in 1871. Some schools remain, as private schools catering largely for Protestant students. These are often fee-paying and accommodate boarders, given the scattered nature of the Protestant population in much of Ireland. Such schools include those in Bandon[1], Drogheda (run by Quakers since 1956[2]), Dundalk[3] and Sligo[4]. Others are among the many former fee-paying schools which have been absorbed into larger state-funded Community Schools, Community Colleges, and Comprehensive Schools, founded since the introduction of universal secondary education in the Republic by minister Donagh O'Malley in September 1967. Examples include Cork Grammar School, replaced by Ashton Comprehensive School.[5] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      A denomination... The Church of Ireland (Irish: ) is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly across the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... See also civil religion. ... Bandon is the name of several places Bandon in Oregon, USA Bandon in Ireland the River Bandon in Ireland the old name of Surat Thani in Thailand the Bandon Bay near Surat Thani This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O088754 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 1 m Population (2006)  - Proper  - Environs    28,973[1]  6,117[1] Website: www. ... Quaker redirects here. ... It is our hope that this prospectus will give some idea of what life is like at the Dundalk Grammar School. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference G685354 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Elevation: 13 m Population (2006)  - Town:  - Rural:   17,892 [1]  24,096[1] Website: www. ... Donagh Brendan OMalley (1921– March 10, 1968) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ...


United Kingdom

Main article: Grammar school (United Kingdom)

By the late medieval period in Britain there were many schools teaching Latin grammar. In England the Tudor King Edward VI reorganised these schools or instituted new ones so that there was a national system of "free grammar schools" that were in theory open to all and offered free tuition to those who could not afford to pay fees. The vast majority of poor children did not attend these schools since their labour was economically valuable to their families. For other uses, see Tudor (disambiguation). ... Edward VI King of England and Ireland Edward VI (12 October 1537–6 July 1553) was King of England and King of Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. ...


In the late Victorian period grammar schools were reorganised and their curriculum was modernised, although Latin was still taught. The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...


The Tripartite System was established in England and Wales by the Education Act 1944, and in Northern Ireland by the Education (Northern Ireland) Act 1947. This defined the grammar school as the place of education for the academically gifted (as determined by the eleven plus exam). Other children attended technical schools or secondary modern schools. The system became controversial in the post-war years. Critics condemned it as being elitist and defenders claimed that grammar schools allow pupils to obtain a good education through merit rather than through family income. In the mid-1960s the then Labour Government tried to restrict or abolish grammar schools by requiring local authorities to introduce comprehensive schools. Following this, some grammar schools became fully independent and charged fees, while still usually retaining "grammar school" in their title. However, many grammar schools continue to be state run. The Tripartite System, known colloquially as the grammar school system, was the structure by which Britains secondary education was organised between the 1944 Butler Education Act and 1976. ... The Education Act 1944 changed the education system for secondary schools in England and Wales. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Eleven Plus is an examination which was given to students in their last year of primary education in the United Kingdom under the Tripartite System. ... The Tripartite System of education in the United Kingdom was a system of education introduced in the Butler Education Act of 1944, covering Primary and Secondary education. ... Secondary modern schools are a type of school in British educational systems, part of the Tripartite System. ... The debate about the merits of the British Tripartite System, also known as the grammar school system, still continues forty years after its abolition was initiated. ... A comprehensive school is a secondary school that does not select children on the basis of academic attainment or aptitude. ...


The 11 plus exam has since been abolished in most parts of the UK but it remains in Northern Ireland and some English counties and districts including Devon, Dorset, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Trafford, Wiltshire, North Yorkshire, Calderdale, Kirklees, Wirral, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire and some London boroughs such as Bexley, Kingston-upon-Thames and Redbridge, despite so far unsuccessful attempts by campaigners to have it abolished there too. Grammar schools are selective, typically taking the top 10-25% of those from the local catchment area. Some grammar schools in the United Kingdom can trace their history back to earlier than the 16th century. Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... For other uses, see Devon (disambiguation). ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Trafford (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county, located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in that region and also partly in North East England. ... Calderdale is a metropolitan district of the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England, through which the upper part of the Calder flows. ... Kirklees is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. ... Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies part of the Wirral peninsula, more commonly known locally as The Wirral. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... For other places with the same name, see Lincolnshire (disambiguation). ... The administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which twelve (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and twenty Outer London. ... // Bexley is a place in south east London in the London Borough of Bexley. ... The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is the oldest of the Royal Boroughs in England and Wales, with great historical interest. ... Redbridge is a place in the London Borough of Redbridge. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


United States

In the United States, the term has often been used as a synonym for elementary school, although this usage is significantly in decline. However, mention of "grammar school" frequently appears on job applications.[citation needed] Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ...


References

  1. ^ Bandon Grammar School: mission and ethos. Retrieved on 2007-02-13. “Bandon Grammar School is a co-educational, boarding and day school founded in 1641, with an historic and valued association with the Church of Ireland.”
  2. ^ Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland: Drogheda Grammar School (2006). Retrieved on 2007-02-13. “This year sees the 50th anniversary of Quaker involvement with Drogheda Grammar School. At the time a Quaker committee took over the running of the school...”
  3. ^ Dundalk Grammar School homepage. Retrieved on 2007-02-13. “Since 1739 the school has been closely associated with the Incorporated Society for Promoting Protestant Schools in Ireland.”
  4. ^ Sligo Grammar School: the school. Retrieved on 2007-02-13. “The school is one of a small number of schools in the Republic of Ireland under Church of Ireland management”
  5. ^ Ashton School: history. Retrieved on 2007-02-13. “Ashton School, as a comprehensive school, was founded in September 1972 when Rochelle School and Cork Grammar School merged on the Grammar School site.”

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See also

the grammar school nicosia A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... Harrie Irving Hancock (1866?-1922) was an American author of childrens literature in the late 19th/early 20th century, born in Massachusetts and died in Suffolk, New York. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Students attend a lecture at a tertiary institution. ... Free education is a policy stance in politics that ensures education for its citizens up to a certain level. ... A free school is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without hierarchy and the institutional environment of formal schooling. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school relying, for all of its funding, upon private sources, so almost invariably charging school fees. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each schools... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... In education, the phrase alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or special school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ... A virtual school is simply a school where students of all ages can do their coursework online. ... Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ... A comprehensive school is a secondary school that does not select children on the basis of academic attainment or aptitude. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Czech Republic. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


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Stretford Grammar School (158 words)
Stretford Grammar School is a Community School within Trafford Education Authority that enjoys an enviable reputation for its warm ethos, strong focus on equal opportunities and its outstanding examination results for its students.
SGS is a non-fee paying school; admissions to Year 7 are determined after the 11 Plus Examination and to our Sixth Form College by GCSE results and interview.
At Stretford Grammar School, students are challenged to be their best in a self-disciplined community, where there is a broad education, resulting in leavers who are outstanding citizens of a modern society.
The Grammar School, Limassol (431 words)
The Grammar School (Nicosia and Limassol) is a co-educational secondary Gymnasium and Lyceum school, open to students of all nationalities and is governed by a Board of Directors.
In Nicosia, The Grammar School was established in 1963 and in Limassol in 1975.
Characteristics that distringuish the Grammar School from other schools are the high standards of academic achievements, a close and intimate relationship between students, teachers and parents, the Parent-Teacher Association and the school, and a full range of student activities with an emphasis on ethical and moral values.
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