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A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students often progress through a series of schools: primary school, secondary school, and possibly a university, vocational school or a college. There are also non-governmental schools, called private or independent schools. A school may be dedicated to a particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools and democratic education may provide nontraditional methods and curriculum, or no curriculum, as it were. In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. The use of the term school varies by country, as do the names of the various levels of education within the country.
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A shot of Lane Tech's clock tower
Lane Technical College Preparatory High School (also known as Lane Tech), is a public, four-year, magnet high school located on the north side of Chicago. The school is named after Albert Grannis Lane, a former principal and superintendent. Lane was founded in 1908 and dedicated in 1909 as the Albert Grannis Lane Manual Training High School, and is one of the oldest schools in the city. Lane has an enrollment of over four thousand students and is a selective-enrollment-based school in which students must take a test and pass a certain benchmark in order to be offered admission. As a result of consistent victories in the fields of sports and academics, the school is known as the "School of Champions". Lane has also produced more Ph.D. holders than any other high school in the country.

Since Lane is one of several selective enrollment schools in Chicago, most students have to commute to Lane. As a result, Lane is a diverse school with many of its students coming from different ethnicities and economic backgrounds which helps enrich the school's student body. To celebrate the school's diversity, Lane hosts dozens of ethnic clubs which help students learn more about other cultures as well as prepare for the International Days festivities.

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Samuel Phillips Hall at Phillips Academy
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Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts is the oldest continuously running incorporated boarding school in the United States. Among other notable alumni, Andover has educated two American Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, Law and Order creator Dick Wolf, four Medal of Honor recipients, inventor Samuel Morse, and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..

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Altes Stadthaus, Bonn · Arlington Senior High School · Auburn High School (Alabama) · Barnard Castle School · Benet Academy · Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans) · Caulfield Grammar School · Chetham's School of Music · Gery Chico · City of London School · Colegio de la Preciosa Sangre de Pichilemu · Direct grant grammar school · Dougherty Valley High School · DuPont Manual High School · Garden City High School (Kansas) · Gordon Parks High School · Hanley Castle High School · Hwa Chong Institution · Johnson Senior High School (St. Paul, Minnesota) · Malvern College · North Community High School · Pathlight School · Phillips Exeter Academy Library · Port Charlotte High School · Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney · Pūnana Leo · Roswell High School (Georgia) · Royal Grammar School, Guildford · Stonyhurst College · Theodore Roosevelt High School (Kent, Ohio) · Whitney High School (Rocklin, California) · Wisbech Grammar School · École L'Odyssée

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Nathan Covington Brooks
Nathan Covington Brooks (August 12, 1809 – October 6, 1898) was an educator, historian, and poet born in West Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland, U.S. He began his education at the West Nottingham Academy, and upon graduating enrolled at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. Brooks was the first principal of Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the United States, and the only president of the Baltimore Female College, the first institution of higher education for women in Maryland. He also was the owner of the The American Museum, a literary magazine, in which he published several works of the famed poet Edgar Allan Poe, and the author of several textbooks on classical literature. Brooks died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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