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Academy vs. School

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Academynoun

The garden where Plato taught.

Schoolnoun

(collective) A group of fish or a group of marine mammals such as porpoises, dolphins, or whales.

‘The divers encountered a huge school of mackerel.’;

Academynoun

Plato's philosophical system based on skepticism; Plato's followers.

Schoolnoun

A multitude.

Academynoun

An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university; typically a private school.

Schoolnoun

An institution dedicated to teaching and learning; an educational institution.

‘Our children attend a public school in our neighborhood.’; ‘Harvard University is a famous American postsecondary school.’;

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Academynoun

A school or place of training in which some special art is taught.

‘the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.; a music academy; a language academy’;

Schoolnoun

(British) An educational institution providing primary and secondary education, prior to tertiary education (college or university).

Academynoun

A society of learned people united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science.

‘the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.’;

Schoolnoun

(UK) At Eton College, a period or session of teaching.

‘Divinity, history and geography are studied for two schools per week.’;

Academynoun

(obsolete) The knowledge disseminated in an Academy.

Schoolnoun

Within a larger educational institution, an organizational unit, such as a department or institute, which is dedicated to a specific subject area.

‘We are enrolled in the same university, but I attend the School of Economics and my brother is in the School of Music.’;

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Academynoun

Academia.

Schoolnoun

An art movement, a community of artists.

Academynoun

A body of established opinion in a particular field, regarded as authoritative.

Schoolnoun

The followers of a particular doctrine; a particular way of thinking or particular doctrine; a school of thought.

‘These economists belong to the monetarist school.’;

Academynoun

A school directly funded by central government, independent of local control.

Schoolnoun

The time during which classes are attended or in session in an educational institution.

‘I'll see you after school.’;

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Academynoun

A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of philosophy of which Plato was head.

Schoolnoun

The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honours are held.

Academynoun

An institution for the study of higher learning; a college or a university. Popularly, a school, or seminary of learning, holding a rank between a college and a common school.

Schoolnoun

The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age.

‘He was a gentleman of the old school.’;

Academynoun

A place of training; a school.

Schoolnoun

An establishment offering specialized instruction, as for driving, cooking, typing, coding, etc.

Academynoun

A society of learned men united for the advancement of the arts and sciences, and literature, or some particular art or science; as, the French Academy; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; academies of literature and philology.

Schoolverb

(of fish) To form into, or travel in a school.

Academynoun

A school or place of training in which some special art is taught; as, the military academy at West Point; a riding academy; the Academy of Music.

Schoolverb

(transitive) To educate, teach, or train (often, but not necessarily, in a school.)

‘Many future prime ministers were schooled in Eton.’;

Academynoun

a secondary school (usually private)

Schoolverb

(transitive) To defeat emphatically, to teach an opponent a harsh lesson.

Academynoun

an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature

Schoolverb

(transitive) To control, or compose, one's expression.

‘She took care to school her expression, not giving away any of her feelings.’;

Academynoun

a school for special training

Schoolnoun

A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.

Academynoun

a learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge

Schoolnoun

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.

‘Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.’;

Academynoun

a place of study or training in a special field

‘a police academy’;

Schoolnoun

A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.

‘As he sat in the school at his primer.’;

Academynoun

a place of study

‘he was educated privately at academies in Margate’;

Schoolnoun

A session of an institution of instruction.

‘How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?’;

Academynoun

(in England) an inner-city school which is funded by the government and sometimes also by a private individual or organization but is not controlled by the local authority.

Schoolnoun

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.

‘At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still dominant in the schools.’;

Academynoun

a secondary school, in the US typically a private one

‘Mark left St Andrews Academy with five highers, and studied maths at Glasgow University’;

Schoolnoun

The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.

Academynoun

the teaching school founded by Plato.

Schoolnoun

An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.

‘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?’;

Academynoun

a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain standards in its particular field

‘the Royal Academy of Arts’;

Schoolnoun

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.

‘Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by reason of any difference in the several schools of Christians.’;

Academy

An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary or tertiary higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

Schoolnoun

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.

Schoolnoun

Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.

Schoolverb

To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.

‘He's gentle, never schooled, and yet learned.’;

Schoolverb

To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.

‘It now remains for you to school your child,And ask why God's Anointed be reviled.’; ‘The mother, while loving her child with the intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself to hope for little other return than the waywardness of an April breeze.’;

Schoolnoun

an educational institution;

‘the school was founded in 1900’;

Schoolnoun

a building where young people receive education;

‘the school was built in 1932’; ‘he walked to school every morning’;

Schoolnoun

the process of being formally educated at a school;

‘what will you do when you finish school?’;

Schoolnoun

an educational institution's faculty and students;

‘the school keeps parents informed’; ‘the whole school turned out for the game’;

Schoolnoun

the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session;

‘stay after school’; ‘he didn't miss a single day of school’; ‘when the school day was done we would walk home together’;

Schoolnoun

a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers;

‘the Venetian school of painting’;

Schoolnoun

a large group of fish;

‘a school of small glittering fish swam by’;

Schoolverb

educate in or as if in a school;

‘The children are schooled at great cost to their parents in private institutions’;

Schoolverb

train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;

‘Cultivate your musical taste’; ‘Train your tastebuds’; ‘She is well schooled in poetry’;

Schoolverb

swim in or form a large group of fish;

‘A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait’;

School

A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or ) under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is sometimes compulsory.

‘pupils’;

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