... In the US, primary school, elementary school and grammar school mean the same thing. A public (i.e., municipal) elementary / primary / grammar school goesMessage 1 of 15 , Aug 2, 2007View SourceOn Aug 2, 2007, at 7:59 AM, Valerie Talacko wrote:
> But 'primary school' in the UK means a school that goes up to ageIn the US, primary school, elementary school and grammar school mean
> 11. I wouldn't be comfortable with it. Why not use elementary
> school, since at least that's used in the US to cover the same age
the same thing.
A public (i.e., municipal) elementary / primary / grammar school goes
from kindergarten (age 5) to 5th or 6th grade (age 10 or 11),
depending on the configuration in the particular district.
A private or charter elementary / primary / grammar school usually
goes from kindergarten or 1st grade (age 5 or 6) to the 8th grade
(age 13). (A charter school is an independent school that is
chartered by the state and is not governed by the district.)
We don't make any verbal distinction between the two types of school
based on number of years. We only distinguish public from private,
and the rest is assumed. So a zakladni skola is still exactly
equivalent to one common type of American elementary school.