A grammar school is one of several different types of school in the history of education in the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, originally a school teaching classical languages but more recently an academically-oriented secondary school.
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... Grammar schools on the British model were founded during the colonial period, the first being the Boston Latin School, founded as the Latin Grammar School in 1635 ... the Old Deluder Satan Law, requiring any township of at least 100 households to establish a grammar school, and similar laws followed in the other New England colonies ... These schools initially taught young men the classical languages as a preparation for university, but by the mid-18th century many had broadened ...
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- (noun): A secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college.
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